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|Prints issue||LIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY|
|Shooting date||5 juin 1968|
Plymouth bay is totally flat, on June 5, 1968 for the start of the third edition of the English solo Transat. Aboard the monohull Sir Thomas Lipton, 17 meters, led by the english Geoffrey Williams, there's nothing to do. Just waiting for the first puffs that will lead to Newport. The large genoa has been sent. On the back, the blade of the automatic vane is perfectly still.
No one knows that by the time this photo was taken from a motorboat, Geoffrey Williams will enter his name in the history of the Transat by winning the race in 25 days and 10 heures. However, the few journalists of the nautical press present at Plymouth, know all about the presence of a computer aboard Sir Thomas Lipton. A computer - first time ever probably - that will allow Geoffrey Williams to follow the optimum route to Newport. The routing now banned in major solo races.