• Short Summary

    Twenty yachts competing in the 1972 China Sea Race set out from Hongkong's Junk Bay on Sunday (26 March) heading for Manila.

  • Description

    Twenty yachts competing in the 1972 China Sea Race set out from Hongkong's Junk Bay on Sunday (26 March) heading for Manila. The race is expected to last from four to six days, covering a gruelling 610 miles.

    The Japanese yacht, Chita III, won the race in 1970. With new sail designs and a top crew adding to impressive performances over the last two years, she is widely tipped to win this year's event. Chita III has already hit the headlines. She was arrested by armed Chinese junks on her way into Hongkong for the race after straying into Chinese territorial waters. She was released after a few hours.

    The running so far has been made by a local entry. The Hongkong sloop Mamamounchi swept straight into the lead from the start, and was reported to be building up a good nine-minute lead late on Sunday evening.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1AUN0OZDHK4VIH0EOIAD2AIZP
    Media URN:
    VLVA1AUN0OZDHK4VIH0EOIAD2AIZP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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