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    SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

    The 17-metre French yacht Credit Agricole, skippered by Philippe Jeantot, has won the second leg of the round-the-world solo race.

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    1. SV French yacht Credit Agricole sailing into Sydney Harbour TILT UP TO top of mast. 0.05
    2. SV Skipper Philippe Jeantot at coffee-grinder winch, and yacht moving along. (2 SHOTS) 0.18
    3. GV Credit Agricole inside harbour with accompanying craft. 0.55
    4. LV Credit Agricole moving at steep angle. 1.03
    5. GV French vessel past lighthouse PULL BACK TO LV. 1.12
    6. SV Spectators. 1.16
    7. SV Jeantot being congratulated and removing cork from champagne bottle, and spraying contents around him. 1.35
    8. TOP VIEW People on wharf watching as Jeantot interviewed. (English SOT). 1.50
    TRANSCRIPT: REPORTER: (SEQ 8) "Why do you do it?"
    JEANTOT: "I don't know, just for the pleasure, to sail, to race, to sail around the world, that' all. No reason."
    InitialsJS/JW

    SPORT: ROUND-THE-WORLD SOLO YACHTING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

    The 17-metre French yacht Credit Agricole, skippered by Philippe Jeantot, has won the second leg of the round-the-world solo race. Jeantot sailed the craft into Sydney Harbour on December 19, having covered the 6,900 miles (11,104 kilometres) course from Cape Town in just under 37 days. Credit Agricole had also won the first leg, from Newport Rhode Island, to Cape Town. Race officials said Credit Agricole's main rival, the British ketch, Gypsy Moth V, only hours behind, had run aground on December 18 on Gabo Island, off the northern coast of Victoria. Gypsy Moth V was formerly owned by the late Sir Francis Chichester. Its present skipper, Desmond Hampton, tried to salvage fittings and equipment before the ketch began to break up in heavy seas. Jeantot said he had averaged only three hours sleep in the 24 hours before he reached Sydney Harbour. He said he had averaged 208 mile (334.73 kilometres) a day during the final week from Cape Town. Only 11 of 17 yachts that started from Rhode Island in August were still in the race.

    Source: REUTERS AUSTRALIA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9MNOTTL1DY8PE5H3YKRVTL07
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9MNOTTL1DY8PE5H3YKRVTL07
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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