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Clip #: TFA-318B
Library: TFA Network
1940s, sailors navigating yacht through turbulent water, Miami-Nassau Ocean Cup Race, yachts, yachting, Florida, Miami, harbor, life rings with yacht names and harbor origin location, ships being measured for classification and handicap, captain setting up binnacle for compass which is adjusted, officials taking spar and sail measurements, sailor climbing mast, sailors mending and hoisting sails, sailor rechecking mast hoop, fleet making way to starting line, tying anchor, boats maneuvering into starting positions, judges committee aboard United States Coast Guard Cutter Mojave, skippers counting final seconds before starting guns, guardsman looking through binoculars, guardsman firing starting gun from Mojave, yacht rounding around starting buoy and encountering stiff headwind, each skipper heading off on own course through towards Nassau, sailors navigating yachts through turbulent water of choppy gulf stream, first leg of race, boats pushing into headwind and battling way through sea, with shifting breeze boats coming around to run before wind with sails set, yacht making up fast time aided by breeze, turn onto last leg of race, water crashing onto decks,“Stormy Weather” vessel traveling final stretch, Bahamas, Nassau, ships entering Nassau Harbor at race completion