• Short Summary

    PERTO CERVO: SARDINIA, ITALY

    Officials in charge of the Sardinia Cup had been forced to delay the start of the second race of the series when the lack of a breeze made racing impossible.

  • Description

    1. GV, SV Yachts lined up waiting for starter boat (with flags on mast) to give signal. Boats make false start (3 shots) 0.21
    2. GV Restart of race (3 shots) 0.34
    3. GV Collision between boat and rubber dinghy and a second boat 'Rebel county' collides with press boat 1.10
    4. GV Yachts at sea including 'Almagores' from Italy (2 shots) 1.27
    5. GV Yacht 'Thunderbolt' from USA 1.35
    6. GV Race in progress (2 shots) 1.55
    7. GV Boat 'Cayman' from Holland among other vessels (2 shots) 2.14
    8. SV, GV More yachts putting up sail (3 shots) 2.48
    9. Yacht named 'Suca' from Austria and US 'Thunderbolt' (2 shots) 3.00
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    SPORT: YACHTING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: PERTO CERVO: SARDINIA, ITALY

    Officials in charge of the Sardinia Cup had been forced to delay the start of the second race of the series when the lack of a breeze made racing impossible. Even when they did get under way, the heavier winds the crews had been waiting for, failed to appear. Slow times were the result. Chaos surrounded the start with one of the Irish entries, 'Rebel County', colliding with a boat carrying the Visnews cameraman and other pressmen. By the first marker, another Irish yacht, 'Moonduster', was tackling the leaders in a bid to take line honours for the day. One of the entrants out in front at that stage was 'Bribon IV' from Spain which counted King Juan Carlos amongst its crew. As the yachts left the Sardinian coast, they were forced to lower their spinakers through lack of wind. Slowly, the Italian yacht 'Almagores' inched ahead and took the lead. A tangled and crowded fleet saw the Hong Kong entry, 'Highland Fling', come home first with West Germany's 'Espada' in second place.

    Source: REUTERS SARDINIA

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2J2D14LYHH3KVAI9I7GMANP21
    Media URN:
    VLVA2J2D14LYHH3KVAI9I7GMANP21
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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