• Short Summary

    Hydroplane racing for Ellwood Trophy and parachute jumping on the Isle of Wight.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SPORTS NEWS".

    Various shots of people preparing their hydroplane boats for the Ellwood Trophy Race at Chasewater, Brownhills. The race starts off and we see several shots of the boats zooming over the water. The winning boat, 'Gee Whiz' comes into finish. The crew of Vic Labrum and Miriam Grogan get out and take off their crash helmets.

    At Sandown Airport on the Isle of Wight we see several shots of competitors packing their parachutes for the 1959 British Parachute Championships. Air to air shots of parachutists standing on the wing of a Tiger Moth and jumping down. They are trying to land on a target cross on the ground. As they come floating down one by one, people on the ground make notes according to how near the target the men land.

    One man has a torn parachute, so he opens another and floats down safely. The winning jumper, Norman Hoffman, draws in his parachute. Hoffman is congratulated after being announced the winner. C/U Hoffman smiling.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:01:00 / 01:55:25:00

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