• Short Summary

    28-year-old Nicolette Milnes-Walker became the first woman to sail the Atlantic Ocean alone and non-stop.?

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    28-year-old Nicolette Milnes-Walker became the first woman to sail the Atlantic Ocean alone and non-stop. She arrived in Newport on Monday (26 July) -- 44 days after leaving Wales. The 3,500 mile crossing ended in a dead calm, and her 30-foot (9 metre) sloop, Aziz, was towed the last 11 miles into Newport by two U.S. Coast Guard boats.

    Miss Milnes-Walker was greeted by her parents and a crowd of well-wishers. Although she emerged from the voyage in good health and spirits, she said her future plans definitely would not include another solo trip across the Atlantic.

    A research psychologist at the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, she became interested in sailing last year, and then left her job to prepare for the voyage.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UBLVBKJPU0UMMJUJ7ETEH3OZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UBLVBKJPU0UMMJUJ7ETEH3OZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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