• Short Summary

    ENTRANTS IN THIS YEAR'S INTERNATIONAL POWER BOAT RACE FROM COWES TO TORQUAY ARE PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES TO THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR THE RACE ON SATURDAY.

  • Description

    ENTRANTS IN THIS YEAR'S INTERNATIONAL POWER BOAT RACE FROM COWES TO TORQUAY ARE PUTTING THE FINAL TOUCHES TO THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR THE RACE ON SATURDAY.FIFTY-NINE OF THE LATEST AND FASTEST POWERBOATS IN THE WORLD HAVE ENTERED FOR THE 198--MILES (316 KMS) EVENT.

    NOW AN ANNUAL EVENT, THE RACE IS SPONSORED BY THE 'SUNDAY EXPRESS' NEWSPAPER AND OFFERS NINETEEN PRIZES INCLUDING TROPHIES FOR THE OVERALL WINNERS IN THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS AND AWARDS FOR SPECIAL CLASSES AND PERFORMANCE.ALL THE WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS FOUR RACES ARE COMPETING AGAIN IN NEW BOATS FOR FRESH HONOURS.

    THE RACE ITSELF IS SPECTACULAR.THE FLEET HUGS THE COAST ON THE DOWN-CHANNEL RUN, SPEEDING PAST SPECTATORS AT VANTAGE POINTS AT SPEEDS OF BETWEEN 30 AND 50-KNOTS.THE LARGEST BOAT IN THE FIELD WILL BE SPIRIT OF ECSTASY WITH A WATER-LINE LENGTH OF 39-FEET-7-INCHES (11.8 METRES) WHILE THE MOST POWERFUL BOAT WILL BE DR.SAVUNDRA'S JACKIE S, FITTED WITH 1200 HORSEPOWER ENGINE.

    LAST YEAR'S WINNERS, JIMMY AND CHARLES GARDNER HAVE ENTERED A NEW BOAT, SURFURY, AND SHE IS SEEN IN OUR FILM.

    OF THE FIELD, EIGHT BOATS ARE FROM OVERSEAS.THERE ARE THREE FROM THE UNITED STATES, TWO FROM SWEDEN AND ONE EACH FROM FRANCE, GERMANY AND ITALY.THE ITALIAN CONTENDER IS 'SONNY' LEVI, WINNER IN 1963, WHO IS HOPING TO REPEAT HIS SUCCESS WITH HIS A 'SPERANZIELLA TWO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5GTNFNA8OZUVPBIGKWPEWODP7
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GTNFNA8OZUVPBIGKWPEWODP7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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