A Mediaeval boat race with a twist that takes place on the River Arno.
River Arno, Pisa, Italy
Title card reads: "Boat Race Excitement - Mediaeval Water Carnival at Pisa".
WS. The crews of the boats in costume make their way down the steps to the boats. WS. the race boats waiting before the start. LS. Crew members. CU. Oarsman in costume and blacked up.
WS. The start of the race. WS. View of Pisa from the water. WS. travelling shot showing crowds lined along the banks of the River Arno. LS. Crew racing. LS. From inside the boat of the rowers pulling at their oars. WS. The race. LS. Inside the boat. CU. Oars dipping in and out of the water.
WS. The first boat arrives at a landing stage the bowman jumps out of the boat and starts to climb the rigging to the top of a pole. A second man starts to climb and overtakes the first and then starts to slide down, he stands at the bottom and waves the flag a he retrieved from the top of the mast. WS. Crowds lining the River bank. WS. The crews around the landing stage.