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edwillett

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1992 Burton Week video
« on: March 24, 2012, 08:48:42 PM »
Hi all
I recently uncovered a video cassette of film footage recorded by Gerry Ledger at the 1992 Burton week. Despite being almost beyond recovery I have managed to download nearly 2 hours of footage to my Mac. I am now pondering what to do with it! There is some brilliant coverage andd for the time being I am uploading byte sized chunks to You-tube (with Gerry's kind permission)....bear with me as it takes a huge amount of time, and these are just raw chunks from the original footage not a polished and editted film with music....but if you were there you will almost certainly be on film! If you werent have a look at a time when AC boats were the forefront of technology, the Final Chapters had just appeared and were taking the Crusaders, Baggys and Design 8's on in a head to head and Messr's Pelling and Simpkins could smoke anyone downwind in a breeze!
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Tim Gatti

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Re: 1992 Burton Week video
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 07:37:56 AM »
Nice work Ed (and Gerry)
You can hear that little outboard straining to keep up with the 12's on the reaches!
Guess this must have been before steady-cams were invented

Tim

gerry ledger

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Re: 1992 Burton Week video
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 09:23:26 AM »
Yes Tim, I was useing a simple water proof camera lent by I cant remember who and the rib was a bit bouncy for closeups.

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Re: 1992 Burton Week video
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 12:43:49 PM »
I was thinking you did remarkably well under the circumstances!

edwillett

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Re: 1992 Burton Week video
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 10:10:47 PM »
Just uploaded the footage of Mike Shallow trialling a spinnaker on N3313 to a large crowd of N12 onlookers on the beach....

andymck

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Re: 1992 Burton Week video
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 10:48:28 PM »
I remember being in that group watching Mike show off his pace in not much wind. I had just been introduced to Phil Morrison who also was taking more than a passing interest.
Looks very much like the 200, which appeared just a couple of years later. I thought it was a fantastic idea at the time.

Andy
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edwillett

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Re: 1992 Burton Week video
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 11:35:54 AM »
Thats an interesting thought Andy...perhaps this footage shows the sea trials of the prototype RS200....

 

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