• Short Summary

    The boats and water-people of Hong Kong are featured at this year's London International Boat Show, the twelfth to be held at Earls Court in West London.

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    The boats and water-people of Hong Kong are featured at this year's London International Boat Show, the twelfth to be held at Earls Court in West London.

    The first boat show was held in Islington in 1920, then in Kensington, and finally it moved to Earls Court in 1960. Each year it has a "harbour feature" in its indoor lake; it was "Tahiti" in 1963, and the "Cote d'Azur" in 1961. This year, the 130th anniversary of Britain's occupation of the colony, Hong Kong is the theme.

    In addition to the boats in this feature, 700 of the newest and best in sailing and powered boats are on view at the 1971 show.

    Glass-fibre cruising yachts, formerly a rarity at the show, are featured, with four completely new designs appearing form world-famous designers. The largest sailing yacht ever shown at the show, the 18-ton "Lutine", on show in the fore-court, is also glass-fibre.

    Launched by Princes Alexandra last April, it came fifth out of 150 this year in the Bermuda race.

    The show opens on the 5th of January.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEFXBKQZOJGQKYEETQ3G0MFP8E
    Media URN:
    VLVAEFXBKQZOJGQKYEETQ3G0MFP8E
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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