• Short Summary

    THE FIRST TRANS-ATLANTIC YACHT RACE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO ENGLAND IN 32 YEARS GOT OFF TO A POOR START ON JUNE 30.

  • Description

    THE FIRST TRANS-ATLANTIC YACHT RACE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO ENGLAND IN 32 YEARS GOT OFF TO A POOR START ON JUNE 30.

    FOURTEEN BOATS SHOWED UP AT THE STARTING POINT AT BRENTON REEF OFF NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (AMERICAN EAST COAST) NEAR BOSTON, BUT WERE SHROUDED IN FOG.

    THE FOG MADE FOR POOR OBSERVING FROM THE 100 BOATS THAT APPEARED WITH SPECTATORS.BUT THE RACE GOT OFF ON TIME.ONLY THE MEMBERS OF THE RACE COMMITTEE WERE ABLE TO SEE WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

    ONE YACHT, CHINA BIRD, WAS RECALLED FOR STARTING TOO SOON.ANOTHER, THE ITALIAN NAVY'S CORSARO II, WAS ACCUSED OF RUNNING AFOUL OF THE DYNA AND HAD TO BE FENDED OFF THE DYNA'S MIZZEN BOOM.

    THE RACE COMMITTEE SAID THAT A PENALTY WILL BE APPLIED TO CORSARO AFTER SHE COMPLETES THE 2,864 MILE RACE AND CROSSES THE LINE AT EDDYSTONE LIGHT OFF THE ENGLISH COAST.

    CHINA BIRD RECOVERED QUICKLY AFTER HER FALSE START.SHE DIDN'T LOSE MORE THAN A MINUTE AND A HALF.THE BEST START WAS MADE BY BOLERO.THE POOREST BY ONDINE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7V9U4BR82INUN2WJ0M6VTJWVM
    Media URN:
    VLVA7V9U4BR82INUN2WJ0M6VTJWVM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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