• Short Summary

    THE FRENCH YACHTSMAN, JOAN DE KAT, FLEW INTO PARIS FROM DENMARK TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FULLY RECOVERED FROM HIS ORDEAL IN THE ATLANTIC.

  • Description

    THE FRENCH YACHTSMAN, JOAN DE KAT, FLEW INTO PARIS FROM DENMARK TODAY (WEDNESDAY) FULLY RECOVERED FROM HIS ORDEAL IN THE ATLANTIC. DE KAT SPENT 36 HOURS IN A RUBBER DINGHY AFTER BEING SHIPWRECKED IN THE SINGLE-HANDED TRANSATLANTIC YACHT RACE. HE WAS WELCOMED AT ORLY AIRPORT BY HIS TINY, GREY-HAIRED MOTHER.

    SMILING BROADLY, THE 27-YEAR-OLD ARTIST TOLD JOURNALISTS THAT HE HAD NEVER BEEN REALLY AFRAID DURING THE ADVENTURE. DE KAT'S TRIMARAN "YAKSHA" BROKE UP IN THE ATLANTIC AND THE FRENCHMAN WAS THE CENTRE OF AN INTERNATIONAL RESCUE OPERATION LASTING NEARLY TWO DAYS. SPEAKING ABOUT THE FUTURE, DE KAT SAID HE WOULD CERTAINLY CONTINUE SAILING BUT WOULD REST AND RECOVER FOR THE TIME BEING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGTS9KFKUSHQ0YDFBV1MAKGMC
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGTS9KFKUSHQ0YDFBV1MAKGMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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