• Short Summary

    JOHN FAIRFAX, WHO HAS ALREADY CONQUERED THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN A ROWBOAT, IS NOW PREPARING TO ROW ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

  • Description

    1.
    LV JOHN FAIRFAX ROWING PACIFIC AT GOLDEN GATE
    0.05

    2.
    GV TRAWLER (2 SHOTS)
    0.16

    3.
    LV SYLVIA COOK ROWING (2 SHOTS)
    0.16

    4.
    GV SHIP
    0.20

    5.
    LV SYLVIA COOK WAVES TO PASSENGERS (2 SHOTS)
    0.26

    6.
    SV FAIRFAX AND COOK CLIMBING ABOARD SHIP (2 SHOTS)
    0.32

    7.
    CU CAMERAMAN
    0.34

    8.
    SCU FAIRFAX BEING INTERVIEWED
    1.01

    9.
    STV COUPLE TALKING TO PRESS
    1.07

    10.
    TV BRITANNIA II BEING TOWED
    1.12

    11.
    TV FAIRFAX AND REPORTERS ON DECK AND BOAT BEING TOWED
    1.25


    TRANSCRIPT SEQ 8: REPORTER: "JOHN, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR CHANCES ARE ON THIS TRIP?"



    FAIRFAX: "PRETTY GOOD. SAME AS IN THE ATLANTIC, I WOULD SAY. YEAR, ABOUT THE SAME. IT IS A HARDER TRIP. IT TAKES LONGER, BUT WITH A BIT OF LUCK WE'LL MAKE IT."



    REPORTER: "IF YOU WERE A BETTING MAN, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE ODDS ARE?"



    FAIRFAX: "SEVENTY PERCENT IN FAVOUR. THIRTY PERCENT AGAINS. THAT'S GOOD, I MEAN AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED THAT'S GOOD ODDS."




    Initials PS/1717 PS/1741



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: JOHN FAIRFAX, WHO HAS ALREADY CONQUERED THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IN A ROWBOAT, IS NOW PREPARING TO ROW ACROSS THE PACIFIC OCEAN. HE AND HIS COMPANION, SYLVIA COOK, WILL ATTEMPT THE 8,000 MILE JOURNEY IN A SPECIALLY BUILT 35 FEET ROWBOAT, THE BRITANNIA II. IN 1969 FAIRFAX SOWED BRITANNIA 1, 3,500 MILES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ALONE. FAIRFAX IS PREPARING FOR THIS ATTEMPT IN SAN FRANCISCO. FOLLOWING THE TEST RUN SHOWN IN THIS FILM, THE BOAT WAS FOUND TO HAVE SPRUNG A LEAK. REPAIRS ARE BEING MADE, AND THEY PLAN TO LEAVE ABOUT THE FIRST OF APRIL, HOPING TO ARRIVE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA TEN TO TWELVE MONTHS LATER.

    HERE IS A RESUME OF THE INTERVIEW PORTION OF THE SOUND ON FILM. REMAINDER OF SOUND IS COMMENTATOR'S VOICE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA66AL8ZGZ0VRQU6FJJ8S0WXS7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA66AL8ZGZ0VRQU6FJJ8S0WXS7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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