• Short Summary

    A NEW 12-METRE YACHT WHICH WILL CONTEST THE RIGHT TO BE BRITAIN'S CHALLENGER IN THE WORLD'S GREATEST YACHT RACE -- THE AMERICA'S CUP -- WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT SANDBANK, ON THE HOLY LOCH IN SCOTLAND.

  • Description

    A NEW 12-METRE YACHT WHICH WILL CONTEST THE RIGHT TO BE BRITAIN'S CHALLENGER IN THE WORLD'S GREATEST YACHT RACE -- THE AMERICA'S CUP -- WAS LAUNCHED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) AT SANDBANK, ON THE HOLY LOCH IN SCOTLAND. THE THIRD 12-METRE YACHT TO BE BUILT IN EUROPE SINCE THE WAR, SHE IS NAMED "KURREWA V". SHE HAS BEEN BUILT FOR AUSTRALIAN SHEEP FARMING BROTHERS JOHN AND FRANK LIVINGSTON AT A COST OF GBP55,000.

    THE LIVINGSTON BROTHERS WERE PRESENT AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY, WHICH WAS PERFORMED BY MRS. MACDONALD-BUCHANAN (WIFE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BRITISH 12-METRE CLASS) TO THE MUSIC OF 'SCOTLAND THE BRAVE PLAYED BY A PIPE BAND. ALSO ON THE PLATFORM, THE KURREWA'S DESIGNER, MR. DAVID BOYD.

    KURREWA'S FIRST JOURNEY WILL BE A DRY-LAND VOYAGE FROM SCOTLAND TO GOSPORT ON THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND, WHERE SHE'LL BE FITTED OUT. BRITAIN'S NEW POTENTIAL CHALLENGER IS MUCH THE SAME AS 'SOVEREIGN', EXCEPT FOR THE SHAPE OF THE KEEL WHICH, EXPERTS SAY, SHOULD MAKE HER 'STIFFER IN A BREEZE.' SHE IS 69 FEET (30.1 METRES) OVERALL, 12 1/2 FEET (3.7 METRES) IN BEAM, AND WEIGHS 27 TONS. DURING THE WEEK THE LIVINGSTON BROTHERS RECEIVED A TELEGRAM FROM THAT ENTHUSIASTIC ROYAL YACHTSMAN, PRINCE PHILIP WHICH READ: "BEST WISHES FOR THE SUCCESSFUL CAREER OF KURREWA." 'KURREWA' IN MAORI MEANS 'FAST FLYING FISH'.... SHE'LL HAVE TO BE FAST IF SHE'S TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE NINETEENTH CHALLENGE FOR THE ELUSIVE AMERICAN'S CUP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MRO8RJ9HRPHOU05GLM25UNFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MRO8RJ9HRPHOU05GLM25UNFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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