• Short Summary

    IN ALGERIA PREPARATIONS ARE NOW COMPLETE FOR THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SAND YACHT RACE IN WHICH CONTESTANTS FROM SIX COUNTRIES WILL MAKE THE 1,560-MILE (2,500 KM) CROSSING OF THE SAHARA.

  • Description

    1.
    LV COMPETITORS PREPARING SAND YACHTS
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    2.
    SV BRITISH COMPETITORS STEWART DIBDEN AND MICHAEL BENSON PREPARING
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    3.
    SV MAN ATTENDING TO YACHT
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    4.
    LV YACHT WITH SAIL UP
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    5.
    LV MEN TURNING YACHT ONTO SAND
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    6.
    CU PAN. MOTOR HORN
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    7.
    LV MEN PREPARING YACHT
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    8.
    SV MEN ATTENDING TO WHEELS
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    9.
    GV ACTIVITY IN YACHTS
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    10.
    CU MEN COMPETITORS TALKING
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    11.
    GV YACHTS
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    12.
    SV MEN TURNING YACHT ONTO WHEELS
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    13.
    CU TWO MEN TALKING AND LOOKING AT WHEEL
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    14.
    CU SIGNPOST
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    15.
    CU SIGN POST 'BECHAR'
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    16.
    LV MAN PUSHING YACHT
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    17.
    LV MEN PREPARING YACHTS
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    SPORT: YACHT RACING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IN ALGERIA PREPARATIONS ARE NOW COMPLETE FOR THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SAND YACHT RACE IN WHICH CONTESTANTS FROM SIX COUNTRIES WILL MAKE THE 1,560-MILE (2,500 KM) CROSSING OF THE SAHARA. THE RACE, SCHEDULED TO START TODAY (SUNDAY) HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW BECAUSE OF A SUDDEN DROP IN THE WIND.

    TWENTY-THREE MEN AND ONE WOMAN ARE TAKING PART IN THE RACE, FROM COLOMB BECHAR IN ALGERIA TO NOUAKCHOTT, THE CAPITAL OF MAURITANIA. THE CONTESTANTS COME FROM FRANCE, BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, HOLLAND, WEST GERMANY, AND DENMARK.

    DIFFICULT SURFACE CONDITIONS AND SAND STORMS ARE LIKELY TO TAKE ABOUT A FIFTY PER-CENT TOLL OF THE YACHTS, AND WHILE DURING THE DAY TIME, CONDITIONS WILL NOT BE TOO BAD, AT NIGHT FREEZING COLD WILL ADD TO THE YACHTSMEN'S DISCOMFORT. THE RACE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT A MONTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YA533B46H7NSXRL11NZY37NV
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YA533B46H7NSXRL11NZY37NV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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