• Short Summary

    The Cross Channel Water Ski Race is hampered by bad weather.

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    No title - Bad weather mars Cross Channel Water Ski Race. Greatstone-On-Sea, Kent.

    Various shots mass of boats at Greatstone-On-Sea. M/S man attending to his outboard motors. M/S man getting out from under boat called 'Vendetta'. M/S speedboat, 'Born Free' with men inside making last minute preparations. Various shots boats being launched in heavy seas with mass crowd in foreground. M/S showing rough seas making it difficult for boats to get out. M/S as wave completely covers boat. Various shots people on beach. Various shots of boats leaping clear of water in heavy seas.

    L/S skier going through heavy seas. Various shots boats pulling skiers. L/S mass boats going out to sea. Various shots of the race. Pan with boat number 3 and John Boardman who is now in the lead heading for the finish. Air to air shots of Boardman. L/S as John Boardman comes in to finish, he lets go of ski line and sinks down in water. L/S as the boat comes up the beach very fast to a standstill. C/U John Boardman. L/S Pam Horton's Water Ski Spectacular near Reading. M/S water bicycle, the man riding it has one leg up in air. M/S man pushing pram on skis with another man sitting inside it. The person in pram pushes the other off his skis into water. Man in pram raises his arm.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:11:00 / 01:07:28:00

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