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    The Channel yacht race - first leg of the Admiral's Cup international trophy -- started from Southsea in south-eastern England today.

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    The Channel yacht race - first leg of the Admiral's Cup international trophy -- started from Southsea in south-eastern England today.

    A record fleet of more than 100 ocean racing yachts is taking part in the 225 miles (362 kms) race from Southsea to Le Havre, France, and back.

    The leading yachts should cross the finishing line at Southsea on Sunday night (30 July).

    Craft from 14 countries are participating - including Britain, the United States, Australia, Bermuda and New Zealand. The rest are European countries.

    The main interest in the race is that it is the first of the four events counting in the Admiral's Cup.

    The other races that count are the Fastnet Race, the Britannia Cup Race and the New York Yacht Club Trophy, all of which will be raced in August.

    The Admiral's Cup, which has been held every two years since 1957, has been won four times by the present holder, Britain. The United States won it in 1961. Other countries competing for the Cup this year include Australia, Finland, Germany, Holland, Spain and France.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VG9I1CP85K8YPL0G4N9W3IOB
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VG9I1CP85K8YPL0G4N9W3IOB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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