• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Yachting, and two Australian entrants have been announced for this year's America's Cup race off Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States.

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    GV & SV "Southern Cross" leading the yacht "Australia" round marker buoy (2 shots)
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    SV Crowd of "Australia" hoist spinnaker sail (3 shots)
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    GV & SVs "Australia" under sail with spinnaker up (5 shots)
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:



    The America's Cup has never been taken off the first winners, the United States. The ancient silver mug was won by the schooner, "America" when it defeated 14 British yachts in a race round the Isle of Wight, off the South of England, in 1851. It's been in the United States ever since.




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    SPORT: YACHTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: Yachting, and two Australian entrants have been announced for this year's America's Cup race off Newport, Rhode Island, in the United States. The two boats, "Gretel Two" and "Australia" will race against each other to decide which will meet the winner of another preliminary series. "Australia" has just completed trials in the Indian Ocean against the "Southern Cross", another Australian 12 metre yacht.

    SYNOPSIS: The red-hulled "Southern Cross" was ahead at one stage in this second race on Tuesday (5 April), but not for long. The newly-designed "Australia" soon pulled ahead to make it two victories in a row against the other yacht. "Australia" also led in a third race, but it was abandoned after an injury to the skipper of the Southern Cross.

    The "Australia" crew members piled on the speed as they hoisted their brightly-coloured spinnaker to run before the wind.

    The stylish yacht is sponsored by a group of Western Australians who were well pleased with her performance against the useful "Southern Cross". The "Australia's" skipper, Noel Robbins, was also very happy. He said that by winning the trials, the "Australia" had passed a critical test with flying colours.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4HMISHAZ3LGNO9SHNU2N4JIG6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4HMISHAZ3LGNO9SHNU2N4JIG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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