• Short Summary

    THE NARRABEEN LAKES NEAR SYDNEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN POPULAR WITH WEEKEND SAILORS WHO HAVE FORMED THEMSELVES INTO A CLUB.

  • Description

    THE NARRABEEN LAKES NEAR SYDNEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN POPULAR WITH WEEKEND SAILORS WHO HAVE FORMED THEMSELVES INTO A CLUB. WINTER AND SUMMER THEY MEET ON THE LAKE IN A MOTLEY OF TINY CRAFT. TO IMPROVE THEIR HANDLING OF THE YACHTS THEY'VE DEVELOPED A NEW SAILING EXERCISE WITH A BEACH BALL AND TWO FLAT-BOTTOMED DINGHIES.

    OPPOSING TEAMS TRY TO CARRY THE BALL TO ONE OF THE DINGHIES WHICH ACT AS GOALS.

    THE BALL CAN ONLY BE HELD FOR 25 SECONDS AND MUST THEN BE PASSED ON TO A TEAM-MATE. IF IT'S DROPPED, IT HAS TO BE REGATHERED BEFORE THE TIME IS UP OR PLAY IS RE-STARTED.

    THE GAME BECOMES QUITE A TEST OF SKILL. THE SKIPPER CANNOT LEAVE THE TILLER...SO MOST OF THE VOLLEYING IS DONE BY THE CREW.

    PLAY STARTS WHEN THE BALL IS HURLED INTO THE SAILING AREA. IN MINUTES THE SKIPPERS HAVE THEIR BOATS AROUND JOSTLING FOR THE PICK-UP. THEN IT'S COORDINATION AND TEAM WORK THAT COUNTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EEXU8G85YEEZF9VQYIHMJHWK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EEXU8G85YEEZF9VQYIHMJHWK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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