• Short Summary

    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.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3PVC5DRMZOB5HW9LXF9H1GDU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3PVC5DRMZOB5HW9LXF9H1GDU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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