• Short Summary

    Interview with aviatort/yachtsman Tommy Sopwith , who was beaten in the America's cup yacht race

  • Description

    CAPTION - TOMMY SOPWITH SPORTINGLY SAYS NO EXCUSES

    Newport, U.S.A.

    Semi view Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Sopwith. CU Mr. Sopwith talks.

    Sound Effects. Sopwith says that he was beaten by a better boat and that he would like to congratulate designers of Ranger for having produced fastest boat in 'J' class. He also said that he would like to congratulate his crew who were asked to do difficult manoevres rapidly.


    "Well we have had a good hiding but we have been beaten by a better boat and I would like to congratulate Mr
    Vanderbilt and his organisation, and the designers of Ranger,for having produced what is undoubtlely the fastest
    J class yacht that has ever been built.In spirte of what I have read in some of the newspapers , I would also like to
    congratulate my crew- we have given them a very difficult job of work to do ,we asked them to do difficult manoevres
    rapidly and we have not had one single lash up.They are quite the best crew that ever been my pleasure to sale
    with."




    Yachting; United States of America; Personalities - Sport; Sir Thomas Octave Murdoch Sopwith (1888-1989),
    Background: Interview with aviatort/yachtsman Tommy Sopwith , who was beaten in the America's cup yacht race

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA266E85I6JLV8GELPLKLA4CIMI
    Media URN:
    VLVA266E85I6JLV8GELPLKLA4CIMI
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1937
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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