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    International 12 Metre Yacht Race at the Cowes Regatta, Isle of Wight.

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    High angle L/S of the harbour at Cowes on the Isle of Wight during the Cowes Regatta; many boats, yachts and speed boats are seen on the water while a crowd of people watch at the jetty. M/S of harbour with gold cannons lined up in the foreground. M/S of two yachts, numbers 16 and 2, before the race starts.

    Commentator says "We're featuring the International 12 Metre class - starting our coverage with preparations on board the famous Sceptre" as we see M/Ss of the navigator checking maps and a sailor looking up as the sail is hoisted. M/Ss of the yachts milling about; the club house, where a crowd has gathered to watch.

    C/U of one of the cannons being loaded; M/S as a man fires it to start the race. Various shots of the boats starting off. M/Ss and C/Us on board the Sceptre; the crew all in red jumpers do their various tasks; one man is seen lying down on the bow of the yacht.

    Various shots of other yachts in the race; M/S of the Sceptre's great rival Flica II; tilt up to show the sail. Norsaga (number 16) is being used by the Red Duster Syndicate as a research vessel in their preparations for a future Americas Cup Challenge.

    Various shots of toffs in yachts sailing along; as the commentator talks of the cost of the boats and sailing tactics; "What sights can compare with the splendour of 12 metres with spinnakers at their limits?"

    Note: On file are notes on the Naval ships visiting for Cowes week; the Royal Yacht Squadron Regatta Programme of Races and a leaflet on 'Rail and Road Travel Services to and in the Isle of Wight together with shipping connections'.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:59:00 / 01:18:07:00
    CP 297

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