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Atlantic Yacht Race

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what provision he is making for the entry of Royal Navy crews in the multi-hull yacht race in the Atlantic Ocean in 1975.

Our aim is to encourage offshore sailing as a valuable form of adventurous training and as a recreational activity. However, in the case of the forthcoming Atlantic multi-hull yacht race, it was decided after careful consideration of the costs and other factors that an official Royal Navy entry would not be possible.