Anya Taylor-Joy is the star of the Netflix drama, The Queen’s Gambit.
The show has been watched by over 60 million viewers and has inspired the greatest resurgence of chess-playing since the 1970’s.
Anya’s father, Dennis Taylor, had a very successful career racing in offshore racing.
His highlights included winning the 1987 UIM 3D world championship with Oscar Rodriguez racing the catamaran Marlboro in Catalonia, Italy and taking the 6 Litre World title in 1988.
Some of our readers answered our headline, Can anyone remember Anya’s father racing? South Africa’s Grant Harrison told us:
I remember Dennis Taylor well as I met him in 1988 in Bournemouth when we came over from South Africa to race in the Class 3D worlds.
He was the Argentinian UIM representative, we had a great dice with him until they flipped the boat.
Italy’s Massimo Lippi said:
Dennis was a gentleman and fast pilot, we had a great battle in the class 3 world championship in 1988 and 1989.
The last time we met was in Mar del Plata for the Class 2 and 6 litres world championship in 1992.
A great man!