• Short Summary

    WITHOUT CEREMONY, AUSTRALIA'S CHALLENGE YACHT FOR THE WORLD'S GREATEST YACHTING PRIZE - THE AMERICA'S CUP - WAS LAUNCHED IN PREPARATION FOR ITS FIRST TRIALS IN SYDNEY HARBOUR, FEBRUARY 20TH.

  • Description

    1.
    LV. YACHT TOWARDS WATER.
    0.21

    2.
    CU MAN GIVING DIRECTIONS. PAN..TO YACHT.
    0.29

    3.
    CU THREE MEN
    0.31

    4.
    CU ONLOOKER
    0.33

    5.
    CU COCKPIT PAN..TO WINCH.
    0.38

    6.
    CU WINCH
    0.41

    7.
    LV YACHT IN WATER
    0.43

    8,.
    SV PAN...BUTT OF MAST TO MEN WORKING.
    0.49

    9.
    CU ONLOOKER
    0.51

    10.
    CU WEIGHING
    0.53

    11.
    STV TWO MEN WORKING
    0.57

    12.
    CU MAN WORKING
    1.00

    13.
    LV MEN ON BALCONY LOOKING AT BOAT.
    1.03

    14.
    LV YACHT
    1.07



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITHOUT CEREMONY, AUSTRALIA'S CHALLENGE YACHT FOR THE WORLD'S GREATEST YACHTING PRIZE - THE AMERICA'S CUP - WAS LAUNCHED IN PREPARATION FOR ITS FIRST TRIALS IN SYDNEY HARBOUR, FEBRUARY 20TH.

    EXPERTS WERE SURPRISED BY THE UNCONVENTIONAL PROFILE OF THE STILL UNNAMED 29-TON, 70 FT LONG CRAFT WHICH COST GBP240,000 TO BUILD. SHE HAS A SLIGHTLY HUMPED DECKLINE, A LONG BOWLINE, WHICH EXPERTS SAY WILL ALLOW HER TO HANDLE WELL IN BOTH FAIR AND BRISK CONDITIONS. AN ENTIRELY NEW APPROACH HAS BEEN MADE TO HANDLING SAILS WITH THE INSTALLATION OF HIGH SPEED WINCHES.

    AFTER LAUNCHING, THE HULL WAS TOWED TO SYDNEY'S GARDEN ISLAND DOCKYARD TO HAVE A 92 FT. DURALIUM MAST FITTED, THE FINAL STAGE IN BUILDING WHICH HAS TAKEN THREE YEARS. DAME PATTIE MENZIES, WIFE OF THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER, WILL OFFICIALLY CHRISTEN THE YACHT AT THE ROYAL SYDNEY YACHT SQUADRON'S BASE ON FEBRUARY 28TH.

    THE RACE FOR THE AMERICA'S CUP, WHICH HAS BEEN HELD UP BY THE UNITED STATES FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY, WILL BE HELD OFF RHODE ISLAND, NEW YORK, ON SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAD8A59VNJAZCMV3MRMNV7XDIC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAD8A59VNJAZCMV3MRMNV7XDIC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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