• Short Summary

    Britain's solo round-the-world yachtsman Sir Alec Rose fired a 100-years-old cannon at Portsmouth, on Saturday (September 8) - and the eight nations round-the-world race was on.

  • Description

    Britain's solo round-the-world yachtsman Sir Alec Rose fired a 100-years-old cannon at Portsmouth, on Saturday (September 8) - and the eight nations round-the-world race was on.

    Eighteen yacht slipped away from the starting line on their 28,000 mile (45,000 kms) voyage which will probably last until April 1974.

    At stake - a challenge trophy; a silver globe on which the continents have been traced out in gold. There is no cash prize.

    The competition is between five boats from Britain, four from Francs; three from Italy, two each from Poland and Germany and one entry each from South Africa, Sweden and Mexico.

    The race is in four stages: Portsmouth - cape Town; Caps Town to Sydney; Sydney - Rio de Janeiro; and Rio - Portsmouth.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1HA0AHCYY04KJ9CVE4I2V3XVX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HA0AHCYY04KJ9CVE4I2V3XVX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/09/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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