Lakeland yachting (1934)

‘White sails enhance the beauties of Windermere’ is in the title sequence of this archive film of the annual regatta on Lake Windermere, 1934, from the Pathe Archive. The commentary describes the ‘white wings’ of the large fleet of yachts.

This short clip provides an evocative glimpse of sailing between the World Wars. Read about the history of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club 17s here.

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