In Canada a world record was set on Sunday (30 July) in the Nanaimo, Vancouver Island to Vancouver bathtub race.
AERIAL VIEW City on Vancouver Island.
GV & SVs Bathtubs in water and preparing for race. (SHOTS)
CU OF Organiser being interviewed.
GV Canon fired to signal start of race.
GV Large fleet of motorised bathtubs leaving start line.
AERIAL VIEW Tubs during race.
GV & SV Australian Gary Deathbridge arriving first and being greeted, he struggles against cramp to ring bell to signify that he has finished. (4 SHOTS)
CU Deathbridge being interviewed. (3 SHOTS)
GV Australian Bill Holt Arrives at finish in second place.
GV Penny Tremai??? from Vancouver finishes third.
GV Winner Deathbridge with trophy.
TRANSCRIPTS: KOSCHANY: "Vancouver Island, it's also the bathtub capital of the world. Not the plumbing kind, but the kind you race. Today was "Bathtub Sunday", the day the World Championship was held. Tubs came from Canada, the U.S. and Australia. And the Australians were trying hard to win their third world title."
RACE ORGANISER: "Naturally if they're going to come all that way and represent their country, they, they've got to be serious."
SEQ. 3: KOSCHANY: "When the gun sounded, Nanaimo harbour became a roar of outboard engines and a sea of wash from the wake of hundreds of boats. The 36 mile (58 kilometres) route to Vancouver's Kitsolino beach was lined with tubs and escort boats. And one-and-a-half- hours after the start, one tub appeared in the distance. Iw was Gary Deathbridge from Melbourne, Australia. The Australians had again beaten the Canadians at their own sport. Deathbridge fought cramps to ring the bell, marking the finish, and setting a new record - one hour 29 minutes and 40 seconds."
SEQ. 8: DEATHBRIDGE: "I was glad we won. You don't plan on winning the race three runs in a row for Australia."
REPORTER: "What do you think it is that makes the Australians so tough that they win all these races?"
DEATHBRIDGE: "Just the fierce competition we have down in Australia."
KOSCHANY: "To add insult to injury, second place went to another Australian, the only other Aussie in the race, Bill Holt from Sydney, a finish that has been protested. Canadians finally placed when Penny Tremain from Vancouver came in third. Canada has been beaten at a sport it invented. Anton Koschany, CBC News, Vancouver."
SPORT: BATH TUB RACING
REPORTER: ANTON KOSCHANY
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Background: In Canada a world record was set on Sunday (30 July) in the Nanaimo, Vancouver Island to Vancouver bathtub race. An Australian, Gary Deathbridge, won. And he managed to keep the plug in and the water out for the one hour and 29 minutes. CBC's Anton Koschany reports.