• Short Summary

    THE ADMIRALS CUP - AND IT WAS A BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAY ON MONDAY FOR THE START OF THE SECOND INSHORE RACE WAS DUE TO START THE ONLY THING MISSING WAS THE WIND-AND LESS THAN AN HOUR BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START THE ORGANISERS POSTPONED THE EVENT?

  • Description

    THE ADMIRALS CUP - AND IT WAS A BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAY ON MONDAY FOR THE START OF THE SECOND INSHORE RACE WAS DUE TO START THE ONLY THING MISSING WAS THE WIND-AND LESS THAN AN HOUR BEFORE THE SCHEDULED START THE ORGANISERS POSTPONED THE EVENT? LEADING TO A DAY OF ENFORCED IDLENESS FOR CREWS OF MORE THAN FIFTY BOATS ENTERED FOR THE EVENT. SOME OF THEM? THOUGH PUT TO SEA TO DRY THEIR SAILS OUT IN THE SUN. MEANWHILE, THE UNITED STATES HAS OVERTAKEN BRITAIN FOR THE OVERALL LEAD, THANKS TO AN EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE OVER THE WEEKEND BY SCARAMOUCHE, THE BIG BOAT OF THE AMERICAN TEAM, WHICH WAS SECOND ACROSS THE LINE AT THE END OF THE 220 MILE CHANNEL RACE AND TOOK FIRST PLACE ON POINTS. JUST BEHIND WAS FELLOW -AMERICAN BOAT IMP-TO PUT THE UNITED STATES 16 POINTS AHEAD OF BRITAIN. DESPITE A FIFTH-PLACE FINISH BY VANGUARD, HONG KONG'S HOPES WERE DEALT A MAJOR BLOW WHEN LA PANTERA, WHICH HAD FINISHED FOURTEENTH WAS DISQUALIFIED ON A CHALLENGE FROM AN IRISH BOAT. THE ACTION, IN WHICH THE POINTS COUNTED DOUBLE, DROPPED HONGKONG FROM FIRST TO FIFTH PLACE FOR THE RACE AND FROM SECOND TO FIFTH PLACE OVERALL.

    BOTH IRELAND AND ITALY ARE STRONG CONTENDERS AT THIS POINT-A FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN SUNDAY'S RACE BY IRELAND'S BIG APPEAL PUT THE TEAM IN THIRD PLACE OVERALL, WITH ITALY JUST BEHIND. FOR AUSTRALIA, THE CHANNEL RACE HELPED MOVE THE TEAM FROM ELEVENTH TO EIGHT PLACE FINISH BY RUNAWAY. RAGAMUFFIN WAS WELL DOWN, FINISHING 25, WHILE SUPERSTAR WAS JUST BEHIND AT 26TH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB9BSSK12BGHWWRWO24F8QKQMG
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9BSSK12BGHWWRWO24F8QKQMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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