• Short Summary

    IN THE ROUGH WINDY CONDITIONS THAT SUIT HIM WELL, DENMARK'S PAUL EVSTROM LED THE 5.5 METRES WORLD YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP FROM START TO FINISH OFF COPENHAGEN TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

  • Description

    IN THE ROUGH WINDY CONDITIONS THAT SUIT HIM WELL, DENMARK'S PAUL EVSTROM LED THE 5.5 METRES WORLD YACHTING CHAMPIONSHIP FROM START TO FINISH OFF COPENHAGEN TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

    IT WAS ELVSTROM'S FIFTH WIN. A SECOND PLACE IN THE FINAL RACE ENABLED WEST GERMANY'S RUDOLF HARMSTORF TO SUPPLANT ROBIN AISHER OF BRITAIN AS RUNNER-UP IN THE SERIES. INSTEAD OF IMPROVING HIS POSITION IN THE RACE, AISHER DROPPED FROM SECOND PLACE AT THE FIRST TURN TO FIFTH AT THE FINISH.

    THE STIFF SOUTH-WESTERLY BREEZE AND THE UNUSUALLY STEEP SEA DID NOT PRODUCE THE EXPECTED CROP OF DISMASTINGS BUT APART FROM THE LEADERS, MOST OF THE 47 COMPETITORS SEEMED HAPPY NOT TO USE THEIR SPINNAKERS MORE THAN NECESSARY. ELVSTROM WAS QUICKLY INTO HIS STRIDE, OUTPOINTING EVERYONE ELSE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1SZHYVXLVFX2CWIRI5TAAJM2
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1SZHYVXLVFX2CWIRI5TAAJM2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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