Tribute to the Contessa 26

Listen to Libby Purves’ Contessa 26 days in her newly released podcast.

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Libby Purves June 2016 podcast

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The 1960 OSTAR

Some videos of the first Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race held in 1960. The competitors included:Blondie Hasler in his modified folkboat Jester, Francis Chichester in Gipsy Moth III, Dawid Lewis in his Laurent Giles Cardinal Vertue, Val Howells in his Folkboat EIRA and Jean Lacombe in Cap Horn.

All competitors successfully sailed from Plymouth, England to Rhode Island, USA.