• Short Summary

    Australia's newest challenger for the coveted America's Cup trophy recently held its first sea trials.

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    1.
    SV & GV New yacht undergoing sea trials (4 shots)
    0.40

    2.
    SV PAN FROM Spectators on quayside TO yacht tied up at berth with sails being furled
    0.45

    3.
    CU Co-designer Bob Miller being interviewed
    1.20


    REPORTER: "Are you happy with the design of the boat itself?"



    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: MILLER: "I think she went pretty well, we didn't break anything and we had a fair bit of breeze as you can see now. That's mainly why we're out today, to test our engineering and make sure there's no weak points anywhere."



    REPORTER: "Did anything come out of the sail today as far as improvements go?"



    MILLER: "No. We have to improve on a few little minor things and start working on our sails now. That's usually the biggest problem, with these boats, to get really good sails on them."



    REPORTER: "Are you happy with the design of the boat itself?"



    MILLER: "It's too early to tell. I was happy before, there's no reason to be unhappy now."




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    SPORT: YACHTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Australia's newest challenger for the coveted America's Cup trophy recently held its first sea trials.

    SYNOPSIS: The aluminium-hulled yacht was launched at the Sun City Marina at Yanchep north of Perth, Western Australia, to begin trials for the Cup. Preliminary races against other challengers will be sailed at Newport near New York in August. The yacht's co-designer, Bob Miller, was at the helm for the trials. The yacht and its crew will leave for the United States in about three months for final preparations. Half the money for the boat is being put up by Alan Bond, the unsuccessful America's Cup challenger in 1974. Afterwards, Bob Miller spoke about the new yacht's first sea trials.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA743MYB75HARE3PR8JYI1M03BY
    Media URN:
    VLVA743MYB75HARE3PR8JYI1M03BY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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