Watch the full archive film of the 1929 Miami Regatta

The May issue of MBM brings you the story of a true powerboating legend. For an all too brief but nonetheless scintillating period Sir Henry Segrave and Miss England ruled the waves.

The film was shot in 1929 at the Miami Regatta, where Sir Henry Segrave became the first Englishman to beat Gar Wood’s Miss America VII in a two-day race.

The footage shows the second day of racing when Wood, who had failed to finish the first heat after mechanical difficulties, thrashed Miss England on the course but failed to take the overall prize.

For the full story, pick up a copy of the latest issue, plus you can read our exclusive online interview with Bill Cooper, great nephew of the famous Fred Cooper, to find out more about the man behind Miss England‘s hull.