• Short Summary

    A French yachtsman returned to his home port of Saint Malo in Britainny on Thursday (28 March) after a solo voyage around the world.

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    A French yachtsman returned to his home port of Saint Malo in Britainny on Thursday (28 March) after a solo voyage around the world.

    Alain Colas---who's thirty--set out from Saint Malo in November last year. He had only one stop during his 169-day voyage --- in Sydney, Australia --- and broke the old record for the journey from France to Australia set by the late Sir Francis Chichester in Gypsy Moth.

    The Australian waters held pitfalls for the Frenchman. His trimaran almost collided with a freighter as he was entering Sydney herbour, and he was in a coma for almost three days in the Great Australia Sight, when he was overcome by leaking diesel fumes.

    The French yachtsman received a hero's welcome as he sailed into Saint Malo. He was ushered into the Dinard Yacht Club, and told newsmen "It's good to be back".

    Colas made the voyage in a 20 metres long (77 feet) trimaran, the Manureva, formerly the Penduick III on which he sailed during his training years as a yachtsman in Australia seven years ago.

    Colas was followed around the globe by his Tahitian fiance, Teura Krause, aged 24, whom he met on a trip to Tahiti with Australian yachtsman Eric Tabarly. Miss Krause was at Saint Malo to welcome Colas home.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADYI0VLX3KEMZVQI4ZU9TCOPGS
    Media URN:
    VLVADYI0VLX3KEMZVQI4ZU9TCOPGS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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