• Short Summary

    An English yachtsman who won a world yachting title in Australia on Thursday (18 November) had to sell his boat immediately after the event to pay for his trip home.

  • Description

    An English yachtsman who won a world yachting title in Australia on Thursday (18 November) had to sell his boat immediately after the event to pay for his trip home.

    SYNOPSIS: Twenty-nine-year-old Peter Colclough, from Manchester, competed for the World title in the 505 class on Australia's Lake Macquarie, about 100 miles north of Sydney. God conditions prevailed for the final heat of the championships.

    Colclough went into the final race knowing he had to finish at least in the first three to win the series. An Australian, Terry Krywood, was close on points before the race, but needed to win, with Colclough finishing lower than third place. The defending world champion, English skipper John Loveday, was also sailing in the championships but finished sixth in this heat and fifth overall.

    It was a continuation of outstanding from by Colclough and his crewman sailing Brigantes. They had already won three heats and had finished no further back than fifth. The experienced English skipper sailed cleverly, working wind shifts towards the middle of the course.

    Brigantes was being followed by Terry Krywood's Lindy Lou, but the English boat was held firmly in second place. In front of the field was another Australian, Ron Naughton, sailing westlake Sprinter, and it was Naughton's boat that finally won the heat. However second place was good enough for Brigantes, and clinched the title for the Englishmen.

    After the race, Colclough who had been sailing to a tight budget during the series had to sell Brigantes to raise his plane fare home. The boat was sold to an Australian yachtsman.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADNKE227KZEG7QQS118ABMBL38
    Media URN:
    VLVADNKE227KZEG7QQS118ABMBL38
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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