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Bangor Yacht Race

This amateur film of a sailing event is the first film taken by an Irishman in Ireland

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent


Irish lawyer Robert Mitchell, based in County Down, made several amateur films in 1898. This film shows the start of a Yacht race of impressive scale off Bangor. Mitchell has positioned his camera to catch the 'Start' flag and focuses on a small rowing boat in the foreground containing two men, one of whom seems to be photographing the boats as they line up. There is some action as a large yacht cuts across the screen.