• Short Summary

    LARRY MARKS AND VIC DESCHAMPS ON SATURDAY (18 JANUARY) GAVE BRITAIN ITS FIRST WORLD 5-0-5 CLASS YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP BY WINNING THE FINAL RACE OF A SEVEN-RACE SERIES.

  • Description

    LARRY MARKS AND VIC DESCHAMPS ON SATURDAY (18 JANUARY) GAVE BRITAIN ITS FIRST WORLD 5-0-5 CLASS YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP BY WINNING THE FINAL RACE OF A SEVEN-RACE SERIES. THE FRENCH DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS, MARCEL TROUPEL AND FRANCIS LANAVERRE, LOST ALL HOPE OF OVERHAULING THE BRITISH CREW WHEN THEIR SIXTH-RACE VICTORY ON FRIDAY WAS ANNULLED FOR TOUCHING A BUOY.

    TROUPEL AND LANAVERRE WERE DISQUALIFIED FOR TOUCHING A BUOY AT THE START OF FRIDAY'S RACE. THEY CLAIMED THAT THEY WERE PUSHED ONTO THE BUOY BY AN ARGENTINEAN YACHT. MARKS AND DESCHAMPS HAD FINISHED SECOND IN THAT RACE.

    THE DISQUALIFICATION GAVE THE SERIES TO THE BRITISH PAIR EVEN BEFORE THE START OF THE FINAL RACE AS THEY HEADED THE POINTS TABLE BY A COMFORTABLE MARGIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA159E61112655OJ5EN9J6BGUQJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA159E61112655OJ5EN9J6BGUQJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/01/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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