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    THE ANNUAL HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA OPENED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT HENLEY-ON-THAMES IN OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND. THE REGATTA,?

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    GV.RIVER THAMES AT HENLEY
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    GV.CREWS ON RIVER
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    MV.LEHTALA AND PITKANEN (FINLAND) ON RIVER (2 SHOTS)
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    MV.TRIO ZOOM TO CU. STUART MACKENZIE (AUSTRALIA) ON RIVER BANK
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    CU.SCOTTISH KILTS TILT UP TO...MEN WEARING THEM
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    MV.CREW EXERCISING ON BANK
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    CU.SMILING GIRL
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    MV.VESPER EIGHT (PENNSYLVANIA, USA) MOVES ALONG RIVER BANK
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    SLV.VESPER CREW ON RIVER
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    GV.CROWD
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    HIGH ANGLE.SULGER (USA) LEADING J.PILGRIM-MORRIS (UK) IN DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS HEAT
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    CU.GIRL IN SAILOR'S PEAKED CAP
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    13.
    HIGH ANGLE.SULGER ROWS TO VICTORY IN DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS HEAT
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    14.
    HIGH ANGLE.PUNT ON RIVER
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    15.
    HIGH ANGLE GV.ISIS (UK, OXFORD UNIVERSITY) BEATING ST. ANTHONY HALL (USA) IN THAMES CHALLENGE CUP HEAT
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    MV.WOMEN SPECTATORS
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    HIGH ANGLE GV. SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL (CANADA) BEATING CHELTENHAM COLLEGE EIGHT (UK) IN PRINCESS ELIZABETH CHALLENGE CUP HEAT
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    18.
    CU.YOUTH IN STRAW HAT
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    SPORT: ROWING
    EDITORS: PLEASE NOT THAT THIS FILM IS FOR SCHEDULED NEWS PROGRAMMES ONLY. NOT MORE THAN TWO MINUTES MAY BE USED IN EACH NEWS BULLETIN.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE ANNUAL HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA OPENED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT HENLEY-ON-THAMES IN OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND. THE REGATTA, AS A SOCIAL OCCASION, RANKS WITH THE ROYAL ASCOT RACE MEETING, AND THE WIMBLEDON LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS. AS A SPORTING EVENT, THE REGATTA IS ONE OF THE MAJOR INTERNATIONAL ROWING MEETINGS. THIS YEAR THERE ARE A RECORD 208 ENTRIES -- FROM TWELVE COUNTRIES.

    THE STRONGEST OVERSEAS CHALLENGE AT HENLEY COMES FROM THE UNITED STATES AND WEST GERMANY -- BUT OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE ARE ALSO REPRESENTED. AMONG THE CREWS IS THE VESPER 8 FROM PHILADELPHIA IN THE UNITED STATES -- THE BOAT THAT WON A GOLD MEDAL FOR AMERICA AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

    AN EARLY EVENT WAS A RACE BETWEEN THE ENGLISH SINGLE-SCULLER J. S. PILGRIM-MORRIS AND THE AMERICAN, F. X. SULGER -- OF THE NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB. THIS WAS THE SECOND HEAT IN THE HENLEY DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS. IT WAS A VICTORY FOR THE AMERICAN, SULGER.

    IN HEAT 12 OF THE THAMES CHALLENGE CUP -- FOR EIGHTS -- THE BOAT FROM THE ISIS BOAT CLUB OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY BEAT THE AMERICAN CREW FROM ST. ANTHONY HALL. THIS EXCITING RACE BROUGHT ABOUT A NEW COURSE RECORD. ISIS BEAT THE ST. ANTHONY HALL BOAT BY A LENGTH IN A TIME OF 6 MINUTES, 36 SECONDS -- ONE SECOND BETTER THAN THE PREVIOUS COURSE RECORD.

    CANADA WAS VICTORIOUS IN THE TWELFTH HEAT OF THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH CHALLENGE CUP. THIS WAS A RACE BETWEEN AN EIGHT FROM SHAWNIGAN LAKE SCHOOL IN CANADA, AND CHELTENHAM COLLEGE IN ENGLAND. THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH CHALLENGE CUP WAS ORIGINALLY INSTITUTED IN 1946 AS A RACE BETWEEN EIGHTS FROM BRITAIN'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS -- BUT THE EVENT WAS OPENED TO OVERSEAS SCHOOLS IN 1964.

    ANOTHER RECORD FELL IN THE THIRD HEAT OF THE DIAMOND CHALLENGE SCULLS. THIS WAS BETWEEN A. HILL OF EAST GERMANY -- A TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES SILVER MEDALLIST, AND D. R. SPERO, A 23-YEAR-OLD UNITED STATES SCULLING CHAMPION. SPERO CLIPPED EIGHT SECONDS OFF THE DIAMOND SCULLS RECORD WHEN HE BEAT HILL IN 7 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS OVER THE ONE MILE, 550 YARD COURSE (ABOUT 2300 METRES).

    THERE WERE TEN HOURS OF RACING TODAY ON THIS PICTURESQUE STRETCH OF THE RIVER THAMES -- AND A LARGE CROWD OF SPECTATORS WERE TREATED TO 72 SEPARATE EVENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1P1FXHRDPCVPOJYIZXIRT2J38
    Media URN:
    VLVA1P1FXHRDPCVPOJYIZXIRT2J38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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