• Short Summary

    French navigator Eric Tabarly reached England's south west coast early on Friday (1 August) and cut nearly 48 hours from a 75-year-old record for west to east transatlantic crossing in a sailboat.

  • Description

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    GV & SV Trimaran Paul Ricard sailing through open sea towards La Trinite-sur-Mer, France (2 shots)
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    2.
    GV Paul Ricard followed by small craft
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    3.
    GV Paul Ricard coming near to port
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    4.
    SV Newsmen in boat as trimaran Paul Ricard sails to port
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    5.
    SV Paul Ricard slowing down and dropping mainsail as comes into La Trinite-sur-Mer (2 shots)
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    6.
    SV Tabarly comes ashore and greeted by newsmen
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    Background: French navigator Eric Tabarly reached England's south west coast early on Friday (1 August) and cut nearly 48 hours from a 75-year-old record for west to east transatlantic crossing in a sailboat. Mr. Tabarly sailed his hydrofoil trimaran, Paul Ricard, across the Lizard coastguard line ten days, five hours and fourteen minutes after leaving Sandy Hook, near New York.

    SYNOPSIS: Having broken the Atlantic record, Tabarly, a Lieutenant-Commander in the French Navy, sailed on to his home town, the tiny Breton fishing port of La Trinite-sur-Mer.

    Long a local hero, Tabarly first came to the attention of international yachtsmen when he won the second Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race in 1964. Since then he has gradually consolidated his position among the world's top sailors while navigating a variety of craft.

    Paul Ricard is the most radical vessel Tabarly has designed, incorporating the latest materials and aircraft construction techniques. Tabarly's success speaks not only for his standard as a sailor but also for his skill in design.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7DT2GWI3DTG0AH2FRIURI2RJ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7DT2GWI3DTG0AH2FRIURI2RJ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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