Story: Powered water sports

Len Southward breaks the Australasian speed record, 1953

This filmclip shows Len Southward breaking the 100-mile-per-hour barrier in his speedboat Redhead, setting a new Australasian water speed record, at Evans Bay, Wellington, in 1953.

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 5. National Film Unit, 1953

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Peter Clayworth, 'Powered water sports - Power-boat racing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013