• Short Summary

    THE UNITED STATES YACHT "NEFERTITI", ONE OF THE VESSELS THAT WILL COMPETE DURING THE SUMMER FOR THE HONOUR OF DEFENDING THE AMERICA'S CUP THIS YEAR, WAS LAUNCHED AT MIDNIGHT, MAY 19, JUST 96 DAYS AFTER HER KEEL WAS LAID AT MARBLE HEAD, MASSACHUSETTS.

  • Description

    THE UNITED STATES YACHT "NEFERTITI", ONE OF THE VESSELS THAT WILL COMPETE DURING THE SUMMER FOR THE HONOUR OF DEFENDING THE AMERICA'S CUP THIS YEAR, WAS LAUNCHED AT MIDNIGHT, MAY 19, JUST 96 DAYS AFTER HER KEEL WAS LAID AT MARBLE HEAD, MASSACHUSETTS.

    AN EXCITED CROWD OF NEARLY 5,000 WATCHED THE MOONLIGHT LAUNCHING. THE LATE HOUR WAS THE EARLIEST TIME AT WHICH THE TIDE WAS HIGH ENOUGH TO FLOAT THE YACHT, NAMED AFTER A QUEEN OF ANCIENT EGYPT.

    BUILT IN GREAT SECRECY IN A YARD GUARDED BY MEN WITH SHOTGUNS, THE GBP107,000 YACHT IS THE LIGHTEST 12 METRE YACHT EVER BUILT. ON THE SLIP HER WINE GLASS EFFECT WAS EMPHASISED BY THE MIRROR-SMOOTH CURVE HER HULL.

    MISS RACHEL ANDERSON, 19, DAUGHTER OF MR EVAN ROSS ANDERSON, HEAD OF THE BOSTON YACHT SYNDICATE, LAUNCHED THE VESSEL AS DOZENS OF SMALL CRAFT IN THE HARBOUR LOOTED SALUTE. THIS IS BOSTON'S FIRST ENTRY IN THE AMERICA'S CUP. AT THE LAUNCHING SHE WAS DRESSED OVERALL, AND THE COLOURS OF THE BOSTON YACHT CLUB FLEW FROM HER 92 FOOT ALUMINUM MAST.

    "NEFERTITI" WILL COMPETE AGAINST THREE OTHER AMERICAN YACHTS FOR THE CHANCE TO DEFEND THE CUP AGAINST THE AUSTRALIAN CHALLENGER, "GRETEL". THE AMERICA'S CUP WAS WON FROM BRITAIN IN 1851, AND HAS NOT BEEN LOST BY AMERICA IN 17 CHALLENGES. THIS YEAR'S RACE BEGINS OFF NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 15.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASJH23LNOP217GBYA9FEOOR4M
    Media URN:
    VLVASJH23LNOP217GBYA9FEOOR4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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