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Oldest videos of sailing in 8 Metre class yachts

by Magnus Smith 1 Dec 2023 23:59 GMT
Sam Croll and Henry Skelsey's 8 Metre ANGELITA in Classics Class 1 at New York Yacht Club Race Week presented by Rolex © Daniel Forster / Rolex

Our video archive is fully searchable, and linked to all the clubs and classes in our database. It is updated weekly with the latest videos of sailing, but here we delve into the past, and round-up everything that shows sailing in Eight Metres.

This video from Cowes Week 1938 includes footage of 8m racing.

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