After months of preparation, Mayflower II is ready for its second transatlantic voyage.
FV. Mayflower II, replica of the famous ship of the Pilgrim fathers, laying off shore being prepared for its second sail at Brixham. AS. Masts pan down to the Mayflower. AS. Main mast and crows next. SV. Pan round showing the high stern of the Mayflower. CU. Stern showing Crest. SV. Onboard, Commander Villiers checking over chart. CU. Commander Villiers. Full screen shot of the Mayflower laying off shore being prepared for sail to America (USA). AS. Members of the crew sitting on the ropes with main mast in background. SV. Crew member John Goddard from Alice Springs Australia, steering the Mayflower. CU. John Goddard steering, and he looks up at sails. AS. Looking up, member of crew climbing rope ladder to crow's nest. Shot from top of crow's nest, member of crew climbing up rope ladder. GV. Top shot, from crow's nest, activity on deck. GV. & LV. Brixham Harbour and the Mayflower being towed out. CU. Bow of Mayflower with two ropes attached. LV. Mayflower being towed out with members of crew about to unfurl sails. SV. Sails unfurling. CU. Sails unfurling from masthead. LV. & SV. Mayflower in full sail. SV. Onboard, with John Goddard steering and first mate G. Wickstead sets bearing on compass. CU. Wickstead sets bearing on compass. GV. & LV. Mayflower in full sail out at sea. GV. Air view, Mayflower in full sail.
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