• Short Summary

    THE CRACK WEST GERMAN CREW, RATZEBURGER, TODAY (SATURDAY) AVENGED THEIR DEFEAT IN LAST YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES BY DEFEATING THE AMERICAN EIGHT, VESPER, IN THE FINAL OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP FOR EIGHTS AT ROYAL ROWING REGATTA, AT HENLEY.

  • Description

    THE CRACK WEST GERMAN CREW, RATZEBURGER, TODAY (SATURDAY) AVENGED THEIR DEFEAT IN LAST YEAR'S OLYMPIC GAMES BY DEFEATING THE AMERICAN EIGHT, VESPER, IN THE FINAL OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP FOR EIGHTS AT ROYAL ROWING REGATTA, AT HENLEY.THE GERMAN CREW COMPLETED THE ONE MILE 570 YARDS COURSE (ABOUT 2 KMS) SIX MINUTES 16 SECONDS - TWO SECONDS FASTER THAN THE COURSE RECORD SET BY VESPER EARLIER THIS WEEK.

    IT WAS A REPEAT OF LAST OCTOBER'S OLYMPIC FINAL - BUT IN REVERSE.AT NO TIME DURING THE RACE DID THE GERMAN CREW DROP THEIR RATING BELOW 40 STROKES TO THE MINUTE, AND THEIR VICTORY MARGIN OF HALF-A-LENGTH WAS ONLY ACHIEVED AFTER THEY DEFEATED A SUCCESSION OF AMERICAN CHALLENGES OVER THE LAST HALF-MILE.

    AMONG THE THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS AT HENLEY WERE PRINCE RAINIER AND PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO - THE FORMER GRACE KELLY.PRINCESS GRACE CAME ESPECIALLY TO SEE THE FINAL OF THE GRAND CHALLENGE CUP - THE VESPER CREW IS MANAGED BY HER BROTHER.ALTHOUGH IT WAS A DEFEAT FOR THE AMERICANS IN THE BLUE RIBBAND EVENT, THE UNITED STATES WON TWO OTHER FINALS INCLUDING THE DIAMOND SCULLS.

    IN THE SOLO EVENT, DON SPERO, SET A COURSE RECORD OF SEVEN MINUTES 42 SECONDS TO DEFEAT THE OUTSTANDING BRITISH OARSMAN, H.WARDELL-YERBURGH, BY THREE-QUARTERS OF A LENGTH.

    ANOTHER COURSE RECORD SHATTERED DURING THE DAY WAS FOR THE WYFOLD CHALLENGE CUP FOR COXLESS FOURS.THE DERBY ROWING CLUB (BRITAIN) BEAT THE CHRISTIANA ROKLUB OF NORWAY BY TWO-AND-A-QUARTER LENGTHS IN SEVEN MINUTES SIX SECONDS - CLIPPING SIX SECONDS OFF THE PREVIOUS RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2N7CQ3CCLUP5DGOVL0XW3QI93
    Media URN:
    VLVA2N7CQ3CCLUP5DGOVL0XW3QI93
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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