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    THRILLS ON THE WATER TODAY (SATURDAY) AS FORTY-SIX SPEEDING POWER BOATS TOOK PART IN THE DAILY EXPRESS COWES TO TORQUAY OFF-SHORE INTERNATIONAL RACE.

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    SPORT: BOAT RACING

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    Background: THRILLS ON THE WATER TODAY (SATURDAY) AS FORTY-SIX SPEEDING POWER BOATS TOOK PART IN THE DAILY EXPRESS COWES TO TORQUAY OFF-SHORE INTERNATIONAL RACE. A HUGE CROWD, ESTIMATED AT FIFTEEN THOUSAND, WAS AT THE START AT COWES (ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT) AS THE BOATS SET OFF ON THEIR ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY MILE JOURNEY.

    VICTORY CAME FINALLY TO BRITAIN'S BOB GARDNER IN "SURFRIDER". IT WAS A BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT FOR AMERICA'S DICK BERTRAM WHO HAD LED FOR MOST OF THE DISTANCE. HIS BOAT, "LUCKY MOPPIE", STREAKED ACROSS THE FINISHING LINE FIRST, BUT ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE FINAL BUOY AND WHILE HE MADE A WIDE TURN TO COME ACROSS THE LINE AGAIN, "SURFRIDER" DASHED ACROSS TO WIN THE ONE THOUSAND POUND PRIZE.

    "SURFRIDER" IS A BERTRAM-BUILT BOAT WHICH HAS BEEN MODIFIED BY ITS OWNER AND FITTED WITH TWIN STEERING-WHEELS. GARDNER ENTERED THE FAMOUS MIAMI - NASSAU RACE EARLIER THIS YEAR WITH "SURFRIDER" BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE OF A NAVIGATION ERROR. HOWEVER TWO MONTHS AGO HE WON A MAJOR BRITISH POWER BOAT RACE IN THE CRESTA MARINE EVENT AT NEWHAVEN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3VWO8KU7UOKV911LTSJQPJEE
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VWO8KU7UOKV911LTSJQPJEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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