Originally posted by Jon Fuller
Is that a Lorne 3 pointer they're blowing up?
Yep. Was built in Guernsey where it ran 3B with a Suzy 85.
Was bought by a guy in England called Simon Dufton, he put an XR2 on it, but could only race it in near flat seas, bizarrely he won the London- Ramsgate –London 1984.
Boat was then sold to the BBC (That’s where your licence money goes – on old race boats!)
Can’t remember who set up the stunt, but it was done near Yarmouth IOW.
Nik Keyser helped out with some of the earlier shoots in a Sunseeker.
Great programme, if somewhat “tongue in cheek”, taped it every Sunday night and would then watch it when we got back from a race.
Saw it a couple of years ago and it’s interesting to spot old faces such as John Yeoman, Paul Hicks, Kim Leechman, me!!