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  • Short Summary

    Yacht sailors Jim Warren, Jutta Schults, Rhonof and Ruth Mersberger arrive on their journey.

  • Description

    Unissued / Unused material -

    Dublin, Eire, Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland.

    Various shots of sailors Jim Warren, Jutta Schults, Rhonof and Ruth Mersberger waving from the deck of their catamaran. Two GVs ship under full sail. MS Group on the deck of the ship. Various shots of one of the crew loading water drums aboard the catamaran from rowing boat. Various CUs three year old son of Jutta Rhonof on the deck of the ship.

    (Mute Orig. Neg.) Old record suggests material dates from around 01/11/1960.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2792.01
    Media URN:
    81984
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:00:00 / 01:01:47:00
    Canister:
    UN 3420 D

Comments (1)

  1. Hanneke Boon says

    I am partner of James Wharram featured in your film. This clip is of great interest as a historical record. The catamaran in the film is the 40ft Rongo, which James built in Trinidad in 1957/8. He together with German Ruth and other German woman Jutta (both featured in your film, as well as Jutta's son Hannes) were the first to sail a catamaran across the Atlantic on the hard Northern route from West to East in 1959.

    They then prepared Rongo in Deganwy, North Wales, for a round the world voyage. They took film stock to record this voyage given to them by David Attenborough. Your film shows their arrival in Dublin in 1960. Sadly this voyage was aborted due to the death of Jutta in Las Palmas in 1961.

    James became a well-known designer of catamarans, thousands of his designs are sailing the world. You can see his/our work on our website wharram.com

    Another clip "£200 Boat Prepares To Cross The Atlantic" shows the same crew about to leave the UK on their first voyage in 1955.

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