• Short Summary

    AUSTRALIA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LEVELLED THE LITTLE AMERICA'S CUP SERIES FOR CATAMARANS THREE-ALL IN THE SIXTH RACE OF THE SERIES THORPE BAY.

  • Description

    AUSTRALIA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LEVELLED THE LITTLE AMERICA'S CUP SERIES FOR CATAMARANS THREE-ALL IN THE SIXTH RACE OF THE SERIES THORPE BAY. NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE TROPHY RACES STARTED IN 1961, THE BRITISH TEAM IS STRUGGLING, AND EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON THE SEVENTH AND FINAL RACE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

    BRITAIN'S DEFENDER EMMA HAMILTON RETIRED WITH A BROKEN MAINSAIL HALYARD ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE RACE, LEAVING AUSTRALIA'S CHALLENGER QUEST II TO COMPLETE THE COURSE ON HER OWN. EMMA HAMILTON, THOUGH AHEAD BY TEN SECONDS SOON AFTER THE START, NEVER SEEMED TO FIND THE FORM SHE SHOWED IN THE EARLY RACES OF THE SERIES. QUEST II HAD ALREADY OVERTAKEN HER AND WAS LEADING BY 4 1/2 MINUTES WHEN THE MISHAP OCCURRED TO EMMA HAMILTON'S MAINSAIL HALYARD.

    THE AUSTRALIAN COMEBACK FROM 1-3 DOWN HAS BEEN A SHARP JOLT TO THE BRITISH TEAM AND THEIR SUPPORTERS WHO THOUGHT THE TROPHY WAS THEIRS AFTER THEIR FINE PERFORMANCES IN THE FIRST THREE RACES.

    (THE TROPHY GOES TO THE FIRST 'CAT' TO WIN FOUR RACES. THE COURSE IS 20-MILES (APPROX 32-KMS) LONG.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3POY7N0T4CISN65A3W7UQXILS
    Media URN:
    VLVA3POY7N0T4CISN65A3W7UQXILS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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