The 1972 Interdominion
12-foot Skiff Champion, Chapman continued on to 18-foot skiffs and has been involved with 420s, 470s and Sabots and a strong supporter of youth and school sailing for many years.
A special edition of Rasus next Monday follows a crew of Welshmen to New Zealand where they visited the Southern Hemisphere's largest harness racing event, the InterDominion
, and challenged New Zealand's finest riders.
As he recounts: "When I left school I designed, built and rigged my own 12-foot Skiff and went on to win the next two years of NSW, Australian and Interdominion
These experiences led to me sailing 12-foot and 18-foot skiffs in the late 60's and into the early 1970's, and along the way I collected many regional, three national and one interdominion
title in boats that I designed, built and helmed.
De Torres, an Interdominion
Flying Dutchman dinghy champion of the '60s, steered throughout the series and took home the owner/driver award as well.