Visnews filmed Jan 29 the first arrival - three days late - of the Buenos Aires to Rio yacht race of 1,200 miles.
GV. Rio and finishing line.
SV. Christ statue overlooking Rio.
GV. U.S. yacht Argyll nearing line.
LV. Judges cabin.
CU. Judge looks through telescope.
LV. Argyll crosses line.
GV. Argyll moving towards yacht club.
LV. Yacht club, flags.
LV. Argyll, people in F.G.
STV. Yacht and crew etc.
CU. Skipper Moore in flowered shirt on deck.
SV. Moore's wife climbs aboard.
SV. People on quayside.
CU. Moore kisses wife.
SV.PAN. Member of crew on top of mast.
SV. Minister of navy arriving.
LV. Minister steps aboard Argyll.
SCU. Minister shakes hands with Moore.
LV.PAN. Onlookers waiting for 2nd arrival.
LV. At night, Argentine yacht Cangrejo arrives.
SV. Member of Cangrejo steps ashore for welcome.
SPORT: YATCH RACING
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Background: Visnews filmed Jan 29 the first arrival - three days late - of the Buenos Aires to Rio yacht race of 1,200 miles. The first of the competing 25 yachts were expected to cross the finishing line Jan 26 but unfavourable winds delayed progress.
First to arrive, filmed exclusively, was the American Argyll sailed by sportsman William Moore over a lonely ocean route detached from the other boats in ten days, 23 hours 31 minutes. Moore kept 250 miles out, then met a favourable North East wind while the others battled with a head on blast. Although Argyll, a former Bermuda race winner, won the Rio Blue Ribbon she was not first. After handicap classifications, she was beaten by the Argentine Tango which arrived a day afterwards.
At Rio yacht club the flags of the competitors from Brazil, Argentine, Uruguay, the U.S. and Germany hung in the breeze as the Argyll hove to. Waiting for sportsman Moore in his bright flower shirt was his wife with kiss and the Brazilian Navy Minister with a handshake.
Second to cross the line at night Jan 29 was the Argentine Cangrejo under Enrique Salzmann. The voyage took 11 days seven hours 37 minutes. Next day, Salzmann and his seven-man crew hove to for a club welcome.