• Short Summary

    Offshore Powerboat racing from Cowes in the Isle of Wight to Torquay.

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    Full title reads: "Cowes-Torbay".

    GV offshore powerboating / powered motor boats in line jockeying for start of the Cowes -To-Torquay race. Nearer AS Ditto. SV motor boats racing to the start - they cross the line of the start and in the foreground No 1. "Huntsman No 8." driven by Billy Butlin thrusts forward and takes the lead. pan to BV AS as the boats race away. AV all the boats racing through rough water, Aerial "Huntsman No 8." at speed. AS boats following at speed. SV pan Ditto. AV No 3. "Thunderbolt" racing at speed through rough water, LV Air View three boats racing at speed in the lead No 6. "Christina", AV "Christina" racing at speed through rough water. top AV No 88 "Glass Moppie". AV No 3 "Thunderbolt" in the lead through rough water. AV Billy Butlin's boat "Huntsman No 8." broken down with a leak after hitting something. SV pan from right to left No 3. Thunderbolt racing at speed in the lead. CU Mr Max Aitken, chairman of the board of Beaverbrook newspapers watching from boat. No 3. Thunderbolt racing through rough water followed by N16. "A Speranziella" coast line in background. LV No 3 Thunderbolt still in the lead. Weymouth in background CU wash from stern of boat. GV pan Torquay harbour. SV man sitting in deck chair looking through telescope. GV No 3 Thunderbolt, crossing the line, to win the race at Torquay. SV crowds on shore Applauding, TV Thunderbolt anchored alongside jetty. SV crowds watching, SV Tommy Sopwith being congratulated by admirers.

    (Pathe Neg)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:25:00 / 01:41:07:00

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