• Short Summary

    The British defender, "Lady Helmsman" beat the Australian challenger, "Quest 111" by about two miles (3 kms) in the first race today (Friday) of the seven-race International Catamaran Challenge Trophy ("Little America's Cup") at Thorpe Bay, England.

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    The British defender, "Lady Helmsman" beat the Australian challenger, "Quest 111" by about two miles (3 kms) in the first race today (Friday) of the seven-race International Catamaran Challenge Trophy ("Little America's Cup") at Thorpe Bay, England.

    This is the seventh challenge for the trophy, and the sixth time that the English club that holds it, Chapman Sands Sailing Club, has defended the trophy against challenges from the United States or Australia. The trophy was originally donated by the Seacliff Yacht Club of New York.

    "Lady Helmsman" successfully defended the trophy from an American challenge last year, but this year with a different crew: Peter Schneidau, Bob Fisher, and Reg White. The "C" Class catamaran has a futuristic wing mast, which proved especially effective last year.

    "Quest 111" is Una-rigged with an unusual sock-type wing sail arrangement giving similar effect to the British boats wing mast. This is achieved by doubling the sailcloth around the conventional alloy spar and zipping the sail to the mast.

    The Australian crew are Peter Bolton, Lindsay Rees, and Charlie Cunningham.

    The rules of the race say that the course will be set each day subject to variation in wind speed and direction and will be of an Olympic type, with the right-angle triangle at the Windward Mark. The course must not be less than 20 miles.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXEAWE3CR4FBG7K7F17X3YXEZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXEAWE3CR4FBG7K7F17X3YXEZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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