Yachting in the '30s (VHS Format)
Treasured film footage for yachting enthusiasts, these short newsreel and homevideo vignettes include J Boats, ocean passages, and record-breaking yacht racers.
Weetamoe On board this great Herreshoff-built J Boat you'll get descriptions of sail and boat-handling from Rod Stephens, Jr., who crewed aboard the J's in the 1930's.Dorade: A Most Signficant Yacht This film takes us aboard one of the finest ocean racing yachts of all time during her 1931 Transatlantic and Fastnet races.Yankee Cruise to England Focuses on the transatlantic passage of this famous J Boat in 1935, and her races in a fleet of Big Class boats off the coasts of England and France.Brilliant in the Thirties Provides background on this beautiful white wooden schooner and recounts her record-setting transatlantic passage in 1933.The Last J Boat Race Details Ranger's construction, launch and the fantastic racing record compiled in 1937, including a sweep of the last America's Cup J Boat series against Endeavour II.Sails and Sailors: J Boats '37 A period newsreel glimpse of the famous race of 1937 between the great J Boats Ranger and Endeavour II.
Black & White and Early Color, Combined programs 45 minutes
Regular retail $24.95