• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIA'S CHALLENGER FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP - THE 12-METRE SLOOP "GRETEL" - ARRIVED JULY 14 AT PORT NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA'S CHALLENGER FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP - THE 12-METRE SLOOP "GRETEL" - ARRIVED JULY 14 AT PORT NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

    SHE WAS LOWERED FROM THE DECK OF THE FREIGHTER "CITY OF SYDNEY" BEFORE BEING TOWED THROUGH NEW YORK HARBOUR AND LONG ISLAND SOUND TO STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT.

    AT STAMFORD, "GRETEL" WILL BE PREPARED FOR HER SHAKEDOWN TRIALS FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP RACES DUE TO START SEPTEMBER 15.

    DEFENDING THE AMERICA'S CUP ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES WILL BE ONE OF FOUR YACHTS - "COLUMBIA", NEFERTITI", "WEATHERLY" AND "EASTERNER" - AT PRESENT UNDERGOING TRIALS OFF NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. "COLUMBIA" SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED THE CUP AGAINST A BRITISH CHALLENGER IN 1958.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA144VGDBL73ZGK1M22OH5SV7JV
    Media URN:
    VLVA144VGDBL73ZGK1M22OH5SV7JV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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