Outboard Championships in Berlin, and Dennis Mansfield on his motorised kitchen table, Poole.
Item title reads - Sport goes afloat.
European Outboard Championships and kitchen table motorboat. Berlin, Germany and Poole, Dorset.
Elevated shots of the hydroplanes lined up on bank of the Berlin Tegeler See. C/U as motor is started. C/U as starter fires pistol. Various shots of the hydroplanes racing away. Pan with Laurie Sykes from South Africa who is the current champion. C/U pan another boat at speed. M/S Dieter Schulze. L/S William Ryan from England, going round buoy. L/S competitor standing in his boat which has broken down, two others speed past. Various shots of the race as William Ryan comes in to win. C/U man looking through binoculars. M/S and C/U as Ryan is thrown in water.
Various shots of Dennis Mansfield sailing out on his upside down kitchen table which has a motor attached. Various shots as he sails around the bay in Poole, he lights a cigarette as he speeds along.