• Short Summary

    Today at the Cowes Week series of yacht races, held off the Isle of Wight on England's south coast, it was the turn of the big yachts, contending with rough weather.

  • Description

    Today at the Cowes Week series of yacht races, held off the Isle of Wight on England's south coast, it was the turn of the big yachts, contending with rough weather.

    The New York Yacht Club Cup was won, appropriately, by an American, Dick Carter in Rabbit II, with the British Firebrand second and Australia's Mercedes III third.

    The race was run in heavy seas, but Carter's yacht proved to be unsurpassable throughout the 31 miles (49.89 Kms) race and was untroubled by any of the other 70 competitors.

    When the race began, conditions were fair, but a Force 5 wind whipped up the waters of the Solent to the roughest yet experienced in the 1967 Cowes race week.

    The yachts came from many countries and among the competitors was the Royal yacht Bloodhound, sailed by Prince Philip.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2EGQ7Y3IDU1ELQG332ZI4H4R8
    Media URN:
    VLVA2EGQ7Y3IDU1ELQG332ZI4H4R8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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