• Short Summary

    IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL TODAY (SATURDAY) THERE WAS AN EXCITING FINISH TO THE FIRST TRIAL RACE BETWEEN 'SOVEREIGN' AND KURREWA FIVE' - THE TWO CONTENDERS FOR THE RIGHT TO REPRESENT BRITAIN IN THIS YEAR'S AMERICA'S CUP SERIES.

  • Description

    IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL TODAY (SATURDAY) THERE WAS AN EXCITING FINISH TO THE FIRST TRIAL RACE BETWEEN 'SOVEREIGN' AND KURREWA FIVE' - THE TWO CONTENDERS FOR THE RIGHT TO REPRESENT BRITAIN IN THIS YEAR'S AMERICA'S CUP SERIES. OVER A NINE MILE COURSE, 'SOVEREIGN' WON BY JUST 20 FEET (6 METRES)
    TODAY'S TRIAL WAS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF 'WARM UP' RACES, BEFORE FINAL SELECTION TAKES PLACE IN AMERICAN WATERS IN AUGUST. 'SOVEREIGN' SAILS MARKED (12/12) WAS EXPECTED TO WIN TODAY'S TRAIL, BUT SHE WAS TRAILING 'KURREWA FIVE' FOR MOST OF THE COURSE. INFACT THE AUSTRALIAN-FINANCED 'KURREWA FIVE' (SAIL MARKED 12/K3) GAVE A VERY PROMISING PERFORMANCE CONSIDERING SHE HAD TUNED UP FOR A TOTAL OF ONLY FOUR HOURS BEFORE THE CONTEST. SHE SET HER STRIPED SPINNAKER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TODAY'S RACE WITHOUT ANY TROUBLE.

    CONDITIONS WERE FAIRLY CALM AND THE CREWS ARE HOPING THAT THEY WILL REMAIN KIND FOR ANOTHER TRIAL TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7JVSOXQXATRAGYFT8GDRHZ92A
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JVSOXQXATRAGYFT8GDRHZ92A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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