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    The Tenth Admiral's Cup competition, the unofficial world's championship of ocean racing, started on Friday (1 August) in Cowes in Southern England.

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    The Tenth Admiral's Cup competition, the unofficial world's championship of ocean racing, started on Friday (1 August) in Cowes in Southern England.

    Nineteen nations have entered 57 yachts in the prestigious competition--held every two years--which has drawn some of the finest yachts and best amateur skippers in the world.

    In 1973 the West German team took top honours and they're favoured to repeat their victory this year. One of the 1973 winners, Rubin, is out again this year.

    But the United States and Australia are also highly rated. Britain, despite the advantage of racing in its own waters, is not highly regarded.

    There are four events in the Admiral's Cup--the 225 mile channel race, two 30 mile inshore races, and the grand finale 605 mile race from Cowes around Fastnet Rock off Southern Ireland.

    Double points are awarded for the first event and triple points for the last one. The Cup is won by the teams whose three yachts accumulate the greatest number of points. Each nation enters three yachts.

    This year sees the largest number of entrants so far, with two more teams entered this year than two years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE6C2R0JCVQU6KI3SF5ABS5B1Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAE6C2R0JCVQU6KI3SF5ABS5B1Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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