• Short Summary

    STARTING SIX POINTS BEHIND ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE LITTLETON INTERNATIONAL FROSTBITE TROPHY--HELD ON THE WATERS OF LITTLETON LAKE, SHEPPERTON, U.

  • Description

    STARTING SIX POINTS BEHIND ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE LITTLETON INTERNATIONAL FROSTBITE TROPHY--HELD ON THE WATERS OF LITTLETON LAKE, SHEPPERTON, U.K.--THE L'ILE DE FRANCE YACHT CLUB SAILED SUPERBLY TO WIN THE TOURNAMENT AT THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT. IN THE ALL-IMPORTANT SECOND RACE AGAINST THE LITTLETON SAILING CLUB TODAY (SUNDAY), L'ILE HAD A CRUSHING TEN POINTS VICTORY.

    STARTED IN 1966 AS A TRIANGULAR EVENT BETWEEN TEAMS REPRESENTING THE FROSTBITE YACHT CLUB OF AMERICA, THE ROYAL BRIGHTON YACHT CLUB OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, AND THE LITTLETON SAILING CLUB, THE 1968 FIXTURE WELCOMED A NEW COMPETITOR--THE YACHT CLUB OF L'ILE DE FRANCE. ON THE TWO PREVIOUS OCCASIONS THE LITTLETON CLUB HAD NARROWLY HELD OFF THE OVERSEAS CHALLENGERS.

    TODAY IT WAS FRANCE'S TURN TO ADD WINNING ZEST TO THE COMPETITION. THEIR TEAM INCLUDED DR. CHARLES DUVELLEROY, VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB, AND TWO LADY SAILING CHAMPIONS OF FRANCE. FINAL PLACINGS WERE AS FOLLOWS:-
    1. THE YACHT CLUB OF L'ILE DE FRANCE#88 - 1/2 POINTS
    2. THE LITTLETON SAILING CLUB#102 POINTS
    3. THE FROSTBITE Y.C. OF U.S.A.#117 1/2 POINTS
    4. THE ROYAL BRIGHTON Y.C. OF MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA#133 POINTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5N6MZZAX07YBC577AFATLIX9S
    Media URN:
    VLVA5N6MZZAX07YBC577AFATLIX9S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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