‘Sovereign’ America’s Cup Trials (1964)

Full title reads: “Weymouth. ‘Sovereign’ Trials”.

Weymouth, Dorset. Contenders for the Americas Cup try out in Weymouth Bay.

GV The two yachts Sovereign and Sceptre. Sovereign on right. LV Sceptre. SV Sovereign. SV Men preparing sails. Pan to men winding winches. CU ditto. CU Antony ‘Tony’ Boyden and Peter Scott. LV ditto. LV Crowd on harbour. LV Sovereign being towed from bay.

GV Tracking shot through the bay. LV Sovereign being towed past liner. CU Bruce Banks Sovereign’s sail maker and designer on the left and Eric Maxwell. LV Sovereign’s sail flapping after being unfurled. LV The men preparing Sovereign for racing. LV Peter Scott at the wheel of Sceptre. SV ditto. GV As Sovereign passes Sceptre. LV From behind of Sovereign. LV Sovereign racing. GV ditto. GV Sceptre. LV The crew working feverishly. SV ditto. LV Sceptre at speed. GV Sovereign ahead with Spinnaker out. LV ditto. GV As Sovereign wins the race 300 yards ahead of Sceptre.

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