• Short Summary

    On the second day of Henley Royal Regatta (5 July) oarsmen from all over the world arched their backs and flexed their muscles as they pulled their racing skiffs and sleekly built shells at speed along the narrow stretch of water which is the raceway at this picturesque River Thames venus.

  • Description

    On the second day of Henley Royal Regatta (5 July) oarsmen from all over the world arched their backs and flexed their muscles as they pulled their racing skiffs and sleekly built shells at speed along the narrow stretch of water which is the raceway at this picturesque River Thames venus.

    This heat of the Grand Challenge Cup was won convincingly by the University of Washington,who beat Sport Nautique of France by one length. The American eight completed the course in six minutes 29 seconds.

    There war an Australian victory in the heat of the Prince Philip Challenge Cup when the four from Sydney Rowing Club won easily in a time of seven minutes 44 seconds, beating a crew from Groton School of the United States.

    This year's Regatta has attracted a record entry. It is the Mecca of the rowing world and has drawn oarsmen from the United Stats, the Soviet Union, France, Australia, Egypt, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland and Norway as well as from many other countries. There's record number of 250 crews participating, an increase of 25 over last year's entry, which was the previous all time high.

    The Soviet Union also notched an easy victory when the four from Trud Leningrad cleaved across the finishing line in six minutes 56 seconds well ahead of the Tideway Scullers and Rentacrew Rowing Club of Britain in their heat of the Stewards' Challenge Cup.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB0ZUXJTM07G4P558SELBI8JKH
    Media URN:
    VLVAB0ZUXJTM07G4P558SELBI8JKH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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