• Short Summary

    IT WAS WET AND COLD IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND YESTERDAY, (SEPTEMBER 24) BUT THE WEATHER FAILED TO STOP THE MEN OF THE "GRETEL".

  • Description

    1.
    MEN PUTTING MAIN SAIL ON BOOM
    0.04

    2.
    MAN UP ON TOP OF MAST
    0.08

    3.
    M.C.U. MAN TYING UP MAIN SAIL.
    0.11

    4.
    L.S. TWO MEN ON TOP OF MAST.
    0.16

    5.
    C.U. STERN "GRETEL SYDNEY".
    0.20

    6.
    GRETEL SETTING OUT TO SEA.
    0.28

    7.
    CUT AWAY OF MOTOR CRUISER.
    0.32

    8.
    TWO SAIL BOATS RACING.
    0.35

    9.
    GRETEL STARTS TO MAKE A RIGHT TURN, JIB FLAPS OVER PASSES OTHER BOAT.
    0.52

    10.
    GRETEL RUNNING WITH HER RIGHT SIDE NEARLY UNDER WATER.
    0.57

    11.
    CUTAWAY MOTOR CRUISED
    1.08

    12.
    GRETEL MAKING A LEFT TURN, JIB LOSES WIND, REGAINS IT.
    1.18

    13.
    L.S. GRETEL, REAR SHOT.
    1.28

    14.
    TWO BOATS, ONE CATCHES UP TO THE OTHER.
    1.48



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: IT WAS WET AND COLD IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND YESTERDAY, (SEPTEMBER 24) BUT THE WEATHER FAILED TO STOP THE MEN OF THE "GRETEL". WARMING UP FOR TODAY'S (TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25) CRUCIAL MATCH WITH THE "WEATHERLY". THE "GRETEL" WENT OUT FOR A BAD-WEATHER RUN AGAINST ITS PLAYMATE VIM. THE YACHT CAME OFF THE NEWPORT SHIPYARD WAYS IN THE MORNING, AND ALL HANDS STOOD BY WAITING FOR THE WEATHER TO MODERATE. IT WASN'T UNTIL LATE IN THE AFTERNOON THAT THE WINDS WENT DOWN TO THE 20 TO 25 KNOT RANGE. EVEN THEN, IT WAS HARD FINDING ENOUGH HANDS TO MAN BOTH VESSELS FULLY.

    BUS MOSBACHER AND THE CREW OF THE WEATHERLY DECIDED THE DAY WAS FIT FOR INDOOR ACTIVITIES AND THE AMERICANS SPENT THE OFF-DAY PLAYING BASKETBALL AT A NEARBY YMCA.

    THE PREDICTION LAST NIGHT FROM THE AUSTRALIANS WAS A COCKY ONE. IN THE WORDS OF THEIR LEADER, SIR FRANK PACKER.. "WE'LL WIN THIS ONE."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7MMDR59XNLASSBHQ98PYTBYU2
    Media URN:
    VLVA7MMDR59XNLASSBHQ98PYTBYU2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/09/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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