• Short Summary

    THE THREE AUSTRALIAN YACHTS COMPETING IN THE ADMIRAL'S CUP TODAY (TUESDAY) WERE OUT ON THE SOLENT IN THEIR FINAL PERIOD OF TUNING UP FOR THE CUP SERIES BEGINNING WITH THE CHANNEL RACE ON FRIDAY (JULY 28).

  • Description

    THE THREE AUSTRALIAN YACHTS COMPETING IN THE ADMIRAL'S CUP TODAY (TUESDAY) WERE OUT ON THE SOLENT IN THEIR FINAL PERIOD OF TUNING UP FOR THE CUP SERIES BEGINNING WITH THE CHANNEL RACE ON FRIDAY (JULY 28).

    IN ALL, FOUR RACES MAKE UP THE ADMIRAL'S CUP SERIES. THE CHANNEL RACE OF ABOUT 225 MILES IS FROM SOUTHSEA, ON THE MAINLAND JUST ACROSS FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT, TO THE ROYAL SOVEREIGN LIGHTSHIP OFF BEACHY HEAD, TO A LIGHTSHIP OFF LE HAVRE ON THE FRENCH COAST AND BACK TO THE NAB TOWER BY THE ISLE OF WIGHT.

    THEN COME TWO 30-MILE RACES IN THE SOLENT FOR THE BRITANNIA AND NEW YORK YACHT CLUB CUPS AND THE SERIES ENDS WITH BRITAIN'S EQUIVALENT OF THE SYDNEY-HOBART CLASSIC, THE 605-MILE FASTNET RACE.

    NINE COUNTRIES HAVE ENTERED TEAMS OF THREE YACHTS IN THIS YEAR'S SERIES INCLUDING THE HOLDER, BRITAIN, WHICH IS REPRESENTED BY NORREYMA V, FIREBRAND AND PROSPECT OF WHITBY.

    TODAY, THE THREE SYDNEY SLOOPS MAKING UP THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM RACED AGAINST EACH OTHER IN THE SOLENT. THE YACHTS ARE THE 45-FT CAPRICE OF HUON, WHICH WON THREE OF THE FOUR ADMIRAL'S CUP RACES IN 1965 WITH GORDON INGATE AT HER HELM, AND IS NOW OWNED BY G. REYNOLDS; BALANDRA, 47-FOOT SISTER SHIP TO ONE OF ENGLAND'S MOST SUCCESSFUL OCEAN RACERS, QUIVER IV, AND OWNED BY R. CRICHTON-BROWN; AND TED KAUFMAN'S 40-FT MERCEDES III, A NEW YACHT WITH SOME BRILLIANT SUCCESSES IN AUSTRALIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30UUUJD6K2HMIFRVGKQVY1RLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA30UUUJD6K2HMIFRVGKQVY1RLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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