• Short Summary

    Yachtsmen form 10 nations were fighting through heavy Atlantic seas on Sunday (18 June), the second day of the single-handed trans atlantic race.

  • Description

    Yachtsmen form 10 nations were fighting through heavy Atlantic seas on Sunday (18 June), the second day of the single-handed trans atlantic race.

    Two competitors are already on their way back to the starting point in Plymouth, England, after running into difficulties.

    The race, which has been run every four years since 1960, this year attracted a total of 54 entries.

    There are 13 form France, 21 from britain, 5 from the United States, four from Italy, there each from West Germany and Poland, two from Australia and one each from Belgium, Czechoslovakia and Holland.

    Frenchman Jean-Yves Terlain, whose huge schooner Vendredi Treize in nearly twice as big as any other boat in the race, was reported to be holding the lead he built up on the first day of the race.

    The race, considered the toughest single-handed event in the world, will and in Newport, Rhode Island, in the United Stated States.

    This coverage of the second day of the race was filmed by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Reporter Peter Crampton's commentary is transcribed below. An alternate prepared by Visnews appears overleaf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OHB9TYGLV6B0PGC32PEKUEAA
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OHB9TYGLV6B0PGC32PEKUEAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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