• Short Summary

    THIRTEEN INTERNATIONAL YACHTS LEFT HONG KONG ON SATURDAY AT THE START OF THE THIRD CHINA SEA RACE FROM HONG KONG TO CORREGIDOR.

  • Description

    THIRTEEN INTERNATIONAL YACHTS LEFT HONG KONG ON SATURDAY AT THE START OF THE THIRD CHINA SEA RACE FROM HONG KONG TO CORREGIDOR.

    THE RACE GOT UNDERWAY WITH OVERCAST SKIES AND THE PROMISE OF ROUGH WEATHER TO COME FOR THE COMPETING YACHTS. ENTRIES IN THE RACE HAVE COME FROM JAPAN, THE PHILIPPINES, BRITAIN, UNITED STATES, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS.

    AMONG THE ENTRIES WAS THE SOUTH AFRICAN BUILT, DUTCH OWNED YACHT STORMVOGEL WHICH WON THE SYDNEY-HOBART RACE IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR. STORMVOGEL WAS THE FIRST TO CROSS THE STARTING LINE ON SATURDAY IN A FOLLOWING WEST WIND.

    ONE YACHT, AN ENTRY FROM MANILA "CHINOOK" WAS DETAINED IN THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC WHEN IT STRAYED INTO CHINA'S TERRITORIAL WATERS ON ITS WAY TO THE RACE. THE YACHT WAS RELEASED ON SUNDAY -- TOO LATE TO TAKE PART.

    THE RACE, WITH A COURSE OVER 600 MILES (950 KMS), IS THE BIGGEST OF ITS KIND IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABG5KKOD6E6ZY5UKWQ4XBHRR9L
    Media URN:
    VLVABG5KKOD6E6ZY5UKWQ4XBHRR9L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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