Launching of Australian Americas Cup entry: the yacht "Gretel".
Title reads: "Yacht for Top Cup".
Kirribilli, Sydney, Australia.
L/S as yacht "Gretel" slowly comes down slipway into water. M/S group of men in overalls cheering. L/S of yacht without the mast. C/U cameraman. L/S of the yacht alongside a jetty, waiting to be fitted with mast. M/S 90-foot mast being hauled up by crane. The mast is lowered into position on the yacht. Angle shot showing the 90-foot mast. C/U man on board fixing ropes.
Side view of audience waiting to see the christening ceremony. L/S of the yacht "Gretel" with crew lined up on deck. C/U Dame Pattie Menzies, wife of the Australian Prime Minister, breaking champagne bottle over bow of the "Gretel". Crew on deck give a small cheer. M/S people applauding.
L/S yacht "Gretel" with full sail leaving the harbour for trials. M/S people watching from rowing boat. Various shots of the "Gretel" sailing in the harbour full sail. C/U of the bow ploughing through water, back view showing the crew at work on the deck. Pan up to the sails. Side view of the "Gretel" sailing.
The "Gretel" will be Australia's entry into the 1962 Americas Cup Yacht Race.
Note: newspaper article on file.