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Waterline: From Egypt Point to Haldon Pier

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David Fairhall, Penny Bowles and Jack Knights cover the 1967 Off-shore Powerboat Race.

"It's like riding a runaway bull bare-back". That is how one competitor described the International Powerboat Race from the Isle of Wight to Torquay. What attracts so many rich sportsmen to this 200-mile test of physical endurance? Are five hours of battering in big waves and the risk of serious injury worth the winner's prize of £1,000? Does this kind of race experience produce better powerboats for the family buyer? For the inside story of last Saturday's high-powered struggle off the south coast, join test pilot Peter Twiss at the helm of BBC-2's own entry, the Fairey Huntress Waterline.

Contributors

Presenter: David Fairhall
Presenter: Penny Bowles
Presenter: Jack Knights
Pilot: Peter Twiss
Director: Richard Collin
Director: John Mills
Director: Tony Salmon
Producer: Brian Robins

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Waterline: From Egypt Point to Haldon Pier

BBC Two England, 1 September 1967 20.30






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