• Short Summary

    HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA OPENED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH MAGNIFICENT WEATHER AND TWO BROKEN RECORDS.

    AS USUAL THE?

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    HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA OPENED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WITH MAGNIFICENT WEATHER AND TWO BROKEN RECORDS.

    AS USUAL THE FOUR DAY REGATTA HAS DRAWN ENTRIES FROM THE FINEST BRITISH OARSMEN, AND THERE IS ALSO CONSIDERABLE INTERNATIONAL INTEREST WITH CREWS FROM AMERICA, RUSSIA AND FRANCE TAKING PART.

    OUR CAMERAMAN WAS ABLE TO WATCH A RUSSIAN CREW GOING OUT FOR SOME PRACTICE, AND AFTERWARDS FILMED AN EIGHT FROM THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, HARVARD, COMFORTABLY BEATING A BRITISH CREW IN THE THAMES CUP - AND LOOK AS IF THEY COULD HAVE ROWED THE COURSE AGAIN.

    THE BRITISH EIGHT, FROM THE NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK, STRUCK A HIGH RATING OF 41, BUT THE HARVARD SHELL, RATING A LOWLY 32, PROVED THAT THEIR STROKES HAD THE QUALITY TO DRAW THEM TO VICTORY.

    THERE WAS ONE INCIDENT TO GIVE THE CROWDS A TALKING POINT - AND THAT OCCURRED WHEN A COXED FOUR HIT A PUNT AND SANK. THE MINOR DISASTER WAS WITHOUT GLORY FOR THE CREW WHO WERE JUST ON THEIR WAY TO THE START.

    OF THE EUROPEAN ENTIRES, ONLY THE FRENCH CREW FROM THE SOCIETE DES REGATES REMOISES, RACED TODAY. THEY WERE BEATEN, HOWEVER, INT HE FIRST ROUND OF THE PRINCE PHILLIP CUP.

    UNDOUBTEDLY THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY WERE THE NEW RECORDS SET IN THE SILVER GOBLETS AND THE DIAMOND SCULLS. IN THE SILVER GOBLETS, JOHN KIELY, OF THE UNITED STATES, AND JOHN LECKY, OF CANADA, REPRESENTING THE LEANDER CLUB OF BRITAIN RETURNED 7 MINUTES 48 SECONDS - ONE SECOND FASTER THAN THE RECORD.

    HOWEVER, OUTRIGHT HONOURS WENT TO THE AMERICAN SCULLER SEYMOUR CROWWELL WHO EASILY WON HIS HEAT OF THE CLASSIC EVENT. HE COVERED THE 1 MILE 550 YARDS COURSE IN SEVEN MINUTES 54 SECONDS - SIX SECONDS FASTER THAN THE TIME SET UP BY R. GEORGE OF BELGIUM, IN 1953.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD1YRI07XE37DXAGJF5Z7PB2V
    Media URN:
    VLVACD1YRI07XE37DXAGJF5Z7PB2V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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