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    COWES, ISLE OF WIGHT, UK

    A British 12-metre yacht, Victory, will next year mount a challenge for the world prestigious yachting trophy, the America's Cup.

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    1. SV PULL BACK Victory crew standing to attention while national antham is played. 0.14
    2. GV Princess Michael of Kent christening yacht. 0.43
    3. GV Balloons going up. 0.44
    4. GV Princess stepping barefoot on to deck. (2 shots) 1.09
    5. GV Ship flag. 1.13
    6. SV Prince Michael and wife with crew pausing on deck for photograph. 1.25
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    SPORT: YACHTING
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    Background: COWES, ISLE OF WIGHT, UK

    A British 12-metre yacht, Victory, will next year mount a challenge for the world prestigious yachting trophy, the America's Cup. A syndicate that merchant banker Peter de Savary set up in September 1980, will put up a large chunk of the estimated five million dollars needed to mount a worthwhile challenge. The syndicate has obtained two 1980 challengers, 'Lionheart' from Britain, and 'Australia' the losing finalist, to get Victory into trim of its challenge. Victory's crew has already completed winter training in the Bahamas, and they will have summer practice this year and next year in Cup waters off Newport, Rhode Island in the United States. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent were shown over Victory after the naming ceremony at Cowes on Thursday (25 March). Mr. de Savary said the syndicate will decide by next August, after watching Victory's performances closely, whether they will build a second 12-metre yacht, possibly a glass-fibre vessel. A decision on whether to go ahead with the second yacht will depend on hos Victory fares in Newport waters this summer.

    Source: REUTERS - KEN HARDING

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    Film ID:
    VLVADNU676FHL8VXCVGNJ1JOFV43U
    Media URN:
    VLVADNU676FHL8VXCVGNJ1JOFV43U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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