• Short Summary

    Yachts competing in the Middle Sea Race in the Mediterranean were rounding Sicily on their way back to Malta on Monday (4 October).

  • Description

    Yachts competing in the Middle Sea Race in the Mediterranean were rounding Sicily on their way back to Malta on Monday (4 October).

    SYNOPSIS: This year, 33 yachts from several nations were competing in the race, which began from the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Charisma and Phantom are from the United States. The entries were divided into six classes starting at different times on Saturday (2 October).

    Bumblebee Three came all the way from Australia.

    Good weather blessed the sailors as they readied for the start of the race, and their 615 mile (990 kilometres) voyage. the race record is 86 hours and 46 minutes. Most competitors aim to complete the course in under one hundred hours.

    Kriter from West Germany running proud on the first leg of the race - a spinnaker run toward the island of Lampedusa, 100 miles (160 kilometres) west of Malta. Phantom from America carried on its spinnaker the distinctive symbol of the comic strip character, The Phantom.

    The organisers expected to take two or three days after the race to compute the handicapped results.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUZSM1QZ34H8MPJSXRZ194H8I
    Media URN:
    VLVABUZSM1QZ34H8MPJSXRZ194H8I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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