• Short Summary

    By winning the all important seventh and last race in the Tempest class series, Alan Warren and David Hunt finished first in the selection trails at Weymouth, Dorset on Friday (21 May) for a place in Britain's Olympic yachting team.

  • Description

    By winning the all important seventh and last race in the Tempest class series, Alan Warren and David Hunt finished first in the selection trails at Weymouth, Dorset on Friday (21 May) for a place in Britain's Olympic yachting team.

    Warren and Hunt started the race knowing that they had to beat Clifford Norbury and Timothy Copsey to be sure of first place overall. The two crews had each won three races and the series was still in the balance, but the day's fresh breeze favoured Warren, a silver medal winner at the last Olympics in Munich. Norbury had sailed faster in lighter winds earlier in the week but in the fresh breeze Warren was nearly a minute ahead at the windward mark and he remorselessly increased his lead throughout.

    Although the last races in then Flying Dutchman and Tornado catamaran classes were on Saturday (22 May), the winners were already decided. Rodney Pattison and Julian Brooke-Houghton won the Flying Dutchman class and Reginald White and John Osborn won the Tornado race for the sixth time to maintain their 100 per cent record.

    None of the overall winners is yet certain to go to Montreal, Canada, for the team and four reserves will not be announced until Sunday (23 May), but the six are expected to be Warren, Pattison, White and Iain Macdonald-Smith, David Howlett and Philip Crebbin who did enough earlier in the week to make themselves probables. The Montreal Olympics start in July.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1O2OY644LX2LRBY4RRXRSPTYS
    Media URN:
    VLVA1O2OY644LX2LRBY4RRXRSPTYS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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