• Short Summary

    Yachts race for the Britannia Cup during the Cowes Regatta. Isle of Wight.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Cowes Regatta.

    Cowes, Isle of Wight.

    L/S yachts in bay at Cowes. M/S looking down to the bay. M/S people sat on quay. M/S young people looking at guides to Cowes. M/S and C/U two American sailors with two girls looking at guide. Various shots of the yachts, a sailor waves as his boat goes past. We hear people talking in different languages. M/S street in Cowes, M/S shop 'The Foredeck'. M/S trendy young tourists looking at shop. M/S as injured sailor walks with two sticks. M/S as man tries on jacket in shop. M/S row of waterproof jackets. M/S ropes. Various shots as men look at different compasses.

    C/U as girl looks out to sea through binoculars. C/U royal yacht 'Britannia'. Various shots of the yacht. M/S crew members on the 'Vanity' before start of race, pulling ropes etc. Various shots 'Bloodhound' belong to the Queen. L/S Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Anne (Princess Royal) onboard with Queen's sailing master Lieutenant Commander Fairbank (with the beard). Aerial shots of yachts. C/U stopwatch. Various shots of yachts and people watching, C/U two guns firing to start the Britannia Cup, various shots as the yachts get underway. M/S crew on 'Vanity' putting up sail, C/U crew member looking up. M/S Frenchman in Gendarme's hat. M/S yacht 'Camille'. Various shots crew on yacht, C/U compass. Various shots of the yachts and crew. M/S buoy at Hampstead Ledge, C/U of a yacht nearly on its side as it turns. Various shots onboard 'Vanity' again. Aerial shots of the yachts. Various shots men sewing up part of yacht. M/S 'Bloodhound'. Various shots yachts in full sail. Various shots crew of 'Vanity' changing sail. M/S as they pass East Bramble Buoy. M/S torn sail. Various shots crews on yachts. M/S yachts in sail.

    Cataloguer's note: A black and white print has been used as negatives are missing, item was originally in colour.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:57:00 / 01:21:09:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    12 seconds into this film is the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club in Birmingham Road. It is still recognisable today although a bit different from this footage. Great job. #ccyciow

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