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Plymouth return after Fastnet yacht race disaster

Title
Plymouth return after Fastnet yacht race disaster
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
16 Aug 1979
Year of production
1979
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Duration
00:03:43
Description
Dave Loyn reports on the Fastnet yacht race disaster, as the last few yachts return to Plymouth today. Includes interviews with race organisers spokesman Roger Ware; surviving yachtsmen Ernest Dewar and David Longstaff; Plymouth rescue team member Tim Hunt; commander of the air-sea rescue operation, Wing Commander Derek Larkin.
Contributors
Dave Loyn; Roger Ware; Ernest Dewar; Tim Hunt; Derek Larkin; David Longstaff
Keywords
Deaths; Storms; Sailors; Contests; Sailing; Yachts; Natural disasters; Maritime rescue; Search and rescue operations; Drowning; Irish Sea; Fastnet Yacht Race; Plyouth

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