• Short Summary

    FRENCH SINGER FRANCOISE HARDY YESTERDAY SIGNALLED THE START OF A 350-MILE (560 KM) SAND-YACHT RALLY ACROSS THE ALGERIAN SAHARA FROM LAGHOUAT, A PALM GROVE OASIS 250 MILES (400 KM) SOUTH OF ALGERIA.

  • Description

    FRENCH SINGER FRANCOISE HARDY YESTERDAY SIGNALLED THE START OF A 350-MILE (560 KM) SAND-YACHT RALLY ACROSS THE ALGERIAN SAHARA FROM LAGHOUAT, A PALM GROVE OASIS 250 MILES (400 KM) SOUTH OF ALGERIA. POOR WIND CONDITIONS MADE FOR A SLOW START, AND MANY OF THE COMPETITORS, FROM EIGHT COUNTRIES, HAD FREQUENTLY TO PUSH THEIR CRAFT.

    TWELVE SAND YACHTS, EACH MANNED BY TWO PILOTS, ARE TAKING PART IN THE RALLY, WHICH HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE ALGERIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM. IT IS EXPECTED TO END IN EL GOLEA TOWARDS THE END OF THIS WEEK.

    FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, HOLLAND AND ALGERIA EACH HAVE TWO TEAMS AUSTRIA, BELGIUM AND DENMARK HAVE ONE EACH, AND THERE IS A COMBINED BELGIAN-BRITISH TEAM.

    THE EVENT, WHICH IS RECOGNISED BY THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SAND AND LAND YACHTING, IS A CURTAIN RAISER TO THE FIRST WORLD SAND YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN ALGERIA NEXT YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4EJUVC2VAXFJVNYA4VRD5QBS4
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EJUVC2VAXFJVNYA4VRD5QBS4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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