START OF ROYAL HIGHLAND YACHT CLUB RACE

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Places:

  • Argyllshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: START OF ROYAL HIGHLAND YACHT CLUB RACE

Reference number: 8797

Date: 1980c

Director: filmed by Don McLachlan

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 4.58 mins

Description: Sailing scenes on the west coast of Scotland, a yacht aground on rocks and the start of a yacht club race.

Don McLachlan was a keen amateur cameraman who began filming in 1935, firstly on 16mm reversal, then later on video. An engineer, keen sailor and family man, he recorded many aspects of his life, but rarely his working life. He died in December 2003.

Shotlist: [no title] - gvs of yachts in bay - l/shots of yacht aground on rocks in bay, other yachts and fishing boats circling around - shots from boat deck of other yachts under sail, including converted fishing boat (3.09) shots of Royal Highland Yacht Club? muster at Oban? - club officials look down from vantage point on yachts below. official with ear defenders prepares to fire starting gun - gun is fired, officials raise pennants - shots of yachts sailing off (4.58)