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.
GV Entrance to exhibition (2 shots)
GV Glass-fibre boat "Lutine" outside, mast being hoisted (4 shots)
GV Boat mast hoisted
GV INT Boats in lake
CU PAN Two boats, Halberdier and Cabiner
GV Of boats in lake (2 shots)
GV Sam-pan from Hong Kong rowed by girls
SV Susie Li rowing sampan (2 shots)
BACK VIEW Sampan being rowed away
GV Boats in lake
Initials CM/JH/MH/1740 CM/JH/MH/1752
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Background: 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.