• Short Summary

    Fifty yachts in the trans-Atlantic "Race of Discovery" to Spain left Bermuda on Thursday Qune 29) at the start of the 2,700-mile (4,345 kilometre) voyage.

  • Description

    Fifty yachts in the trans-Atlantic "Race of Discovery" to Spain left Bermuda on Thursday Qune 29) at the start of the 2,700-mile (4,345 kilometre) voyage.

    The competition ends in Bayona, a small north-western Spanish port where one of Christopher Columbus's three tiny ships--the "Pinta' -- arrived with the news that Columbus had discovered America.

    Favourite to win the race was Bob Johnson from Freeport, Grand Bahama, who was skippering 'Windward Passage', said to be the fastest boat in the competition
    SYNOPSIS: Favourite to win was 'Windward Passage", said to be fastest vessel in the race. it was being skippered by Bob Johnson of Freeport, Grand Bahama. yachts from twelve other countries were taking part--many soon after competing in the recent race to Bermuda from Rhode Island, in the United States.

    The finishing port for the race was Bayona, in north-western Spain--where one of Christopher Columbus's small ships, the 'Pinta', arrived with the news that Columbus had discovered America.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9STZQ48B3DDYMHEVIVJB7ZK89
    Media URN:
    VLVA9STZQ48B3DDYMHEVIVJB7ZK89
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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