More than 40 competitors from Australia, Canada and the United States took their bathtubs along to Sydney Harbour on Monday (11 June) -- not to bathe in, but to race over a 25-mile (40km.) course.
GV Crowds on Watson's Bay harbour
SV TU No. 33 being prepared
SV TU NO 89
CU Lavatory ZOOM OUT TO GV "Doyle's Bedsitter"
GV & SB Crowd and competitors (2 shots)
SV No 38 "PO"
GV Crowds TV to boats in water being prepared for race (2 shots)
GV PAN Crowds
GV Start of race as crowds watch (3 shots)
GV PAN Boats in race watched by crowds (4 shots)
GV PAN eventual winner (No 5)
Initials ES. 3.20
SPORTS: MOTOR RACING
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Background: More than 40 competitors from Australia, Canada and the United States took their bathtubs along to Sydney Harbour on Monday (11 June) -- not to bathe in, but to race over a 25-mile (40km.) course.
The Canadian Pacific-Australian Bathtub Derby, as the event is called, is an annual race staged by a Sydney branch of the world-wide Lions Club charity organisation. Proceeds of this years race went towards providing hot meals for local elderly people.
The bathtubs, extensively modified and fitted with 6h.p. outboard motors, had to compete six crossings of the Sydney Heads, the harbour entrance which is often lashed by strong winds and choppy seas.
The race was won for the third year running by local New South Wales competitor Jamie Wilmot. His prize is to be flown with his mechanic to Canad??? for the World Bathtub Championships.