Portsmouth to Ryde race. Originally part of News in a Nutshell - international news in brief.
Annual swimming race across Solent from Southsea in Hampshire to Ryde in Isle of Wight.
Various shots of swimmers rubbing their bodies in grease. Various shots of race across Solent. Large crowds cheer from beaches. Men in dinghies steward the race. The race is won by ERG Jones of Bristol City Swimming Club. He is receives with John Mortimer Challenge Cup which is presented by Mrs Mortimer. C/U of winner.