Visnews filmed Jan 29 the first arrival - three days late - of the Buenos Aires to Rio yacht race of 1,200 miles.
Visnews filmed Jan 29 the first arrival - three days late - of the Buenos Aires to Rio yacht race of 1,200 miles. The first of the competing 25 yachts were expected to cross the finishing line Jan 26 but unfavourable winds delayed progress.
First to arrive, filmed exclusively, was the American Argyll sailed by sportsman William Moore over a lonely ocean route detached from the other boats in ten days, 23 hours 31 minutes. Moore kept 250 miles out, then met a favourable North East wind while the others battled with a head on blast. Although Argyll, a former Bermuda race winner, won the Rio Blue Ribbon she was not first. After handicap classifications, she was beaten by the Argentine Tango which arrived a day afterwards.
At Rio yacht club the flags of the competitors from Brazil, Argentine, Uruguay, the U.S. and Germany hung in the breeze as the Argyll hove to. Waiting for sportsman Moore in his bright flower shirt was his wife with kiss and the Brazilian Navy Minister with a handshake.
Second to cross the line at night Jan 29 was the Argentine Cangrejo under Enrique Salzmann. The voyage took 11 days seven hours 37 minutes. Next day, Salzmann and his seven-man crew hove to for a club welcome.