• Short Summary

    We see people constructing sails for the yacht Sovereign which takes part in the America's Cup.

  • Description

    Southampton, Hampshire.

    L/S inside a workshop, a group of men unfold a big sail, M/S as one of them ties it to some string running through a ladder. M/S as the sail is securely attached. L/S of the sail tied across the length of the room. M/S of a man sewing the luff wire to the edge, various shots as he does this. M/S of a woman pinning numbers to a blue and red sail, C/U as she pins the number 9 on, C/U of her face, M/S as she uses a machine to stitch the numbers on. M/S of two boys working, C/U of a boy hammering an eyelet into place on the sail. M/S of the other boy sewing the sail, he puts it on the floor and pushes a wooden pole through the eyelet, M/S as he puts a metal ring in it and hammers it into place. L/S from above of a red section of material being rolled out, various shots of the man rolling it and cutting it with scissors.

    Exterior - L/S of the yacht Sovereign taking part in the America's Cup, M/S of the crew. The yacht has been designed by David Boyd. L/S as they lean to one side, M/S from the point of view of the boat, C/U of Tony Boyden who is steering it. Various shots of the yacht sailing along and Tony steering. Various shots as the crew change the direction of the sail and work to keep the boat upright and fast.

    Cuts exist - see separate record.

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    Film ID:
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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:00:00 / 01:17:36:00
    CP 470

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