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    AT SEA/OFF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    A veteran yachtsman was feared drowned on December 27 after bad weather cause havoc in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race.

  • Description

    1. GV AERIAL & SV Boats at staring line (3 shots) 0.08
    2. GV Start of race & SV Boats under way (4 shots) 0.38
    3. GV AERIAL "Condor" skippered by Bob Bell 0.48
    4. SV PULL BACK TO GV Race in progress 1.03
    5. AERIAL The "New Zealand" 1.12
    6. SV PULL BACK TO GV AERIAL "Condor" rounding tug-boat (3 shots) 1.47
    7. GV AERIAL Other boats rounding tug 2.00
    InitialsASG/BB

    SPORT: YACHTING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AT SEA/OFF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    A veteran yachtsman was feared drowned on December 27 after bad weather cause havoc in the Sydney-Hobart yacht race. The missing man has been named as 70-year-old Wally Russell of "Yahoo 11". Thirty yachts were forced out of the race after being de-masted or damaged in strong winds and rough seas. Among the casualties was the Bermudan yacht "Condor", the favourite to take line honours for the third successive year. Condor, captained by British businessman Bob Bell, dropped out with steering difficulties after heading the fleet of 155 starters from Sydney harbour. Leading the survivors was the New Zealand yacht "New Zealand", trying to break the race record of two-and-a-half days. A race organiser descried the seas as "very short and steep", although not "severe". The previous worst-hit competition was the 1977 race, in which 57 of the 127 entries failed to reach Hobart, capital of Tasmania.

    Source: CHANNEL 7, AUSTRALIA

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4H0BVLZPRER97BDZHVKCTXOB0
    Media URN:
    VLVA4H0BVLZPRER97BDZHVKCTXOB0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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