Blades & Boaters
This film features the hard Spring training of a rowing crew on London's river Thames. We then have an impressionistic view of the English summer scene up and down the river with the many competitive rowing regattas taking place. Young 'blades' on the river banks wearing their 'boaters' quaffing champagne and the hard working athletes on the water contribute to a quintessential English summer scene. The film was shot in 1975 on 16mm film and won a major award in 1976.