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70 years ago this week, the eyes of the sailing world were focused on Torquay, where the 1948 Olympic regatta was taking place. The first regatta of the post war era would help set the agenda for the boom that was about to happen in the sport…

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70 years ago this week: The story of singlehanded sailing at the London 1948 Olympics
For the last decade or so, A in our modern lexicon has stood for Austerity, but 70 years ago this month the UK was suffering under so severe a regime of austerity that just about everything in life was either unavailable or rationed.