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    Power boats take part in race from Cowes to Torquay.

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    Item title reads - Power boats battle for trophy.

    Cowes, Isle of Wight.

    Aerial view Cowes. M/S 'Surfury' on slipway having repairs made. Various shots of repairs being carried out. C/U of the owners and drivers Charles and Richard Gardener. Various shots engineers working on boat and control panel. M/S boats going out to the start. L/S 'Wildcat' driven by Clive Curtis. Various shots boats going out including 'Brave Moppie' driven by Richard Bertram who is the eventual winner. M/S sailor looking through binoculars. Various shots as the boats start the race. Various shots of the race showing boats including 'Broad Jumper' 'A'Speranziella II' 'Maritime' 'Lucy II', who breaks down, 'Fast Lady' 'Seven Dials' 'Alto Volante' 'Thunder Fish' 'Yo-Yo II', owned and driven by Lady Aitken, 'Migrant', and 'Vivacity', owned and driven by Sir Max Aitken. (This is the very smart cabin cruiser).

    Various shots as the race continues towards Torquay. Various shots of Torquay as Richard Bertram crosses the line first. M/S crowd on quay. M/S of the Cups to be presented. M/S as Sir Max Aitken receives the trophy in the Concours D'Elegance section from Earl Louis Mountbatten. M/S crowd. M/S as Mountbatten presents trophy to Richard Bertram the overall winner. C/U as Sir Max Aitken applauds. M/S as Richard Bertram with his wife and crew receive more trophies from Mountbatten.

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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:
    01:41:21:00 / 01:45:24:00

Comments (1)

  1. Sparkytod says

    I was in the Marine Spa Torquay at the time of the presentations by Lord Louis Mountbatten and subsequently saw myself in a news theatre in London standing in my Civil Defence signals uniform, it was quite a surprise. Our unit did all the radio communications for the race at the time, some of us on the MTB that accompanied the race and myself by the skerries buoy on a trawler for the day radioing back to the Marine Spa HQ as the race boats rounded us for the last leg of the race. It was a very exciting time of my life.

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