The inspiring true story of legendary American sailor and Jamestown native, Mike Plant. Spanning the decade from his arrival in professional offshore sailing in the mid 80’s, the film follows Plant’s daring spirit as he challenges both Mother Nature — around the world alone on a sailboat — and French dominance in the sport. Chronically underfunded and undermanned, Plant’s thirst for adventure and fearless belief in his dreams drive him to become an American hero of the sea. His wild blue eyes and boyish good looks make it hard to consider Plant’s life before competitive sailing included a solo trek of South America, an escape from Interpol on a drug trafficking charge and time behind bars in a Portuguese prison. Yet, these exploits and others reveal the type of restless soul willing to conquer the world’s oceans alone. Despite all that he accomplishes in sailing, Plant’s heart is never satisfied. His final creation, COYOTE, a radically designed vessel built on the edge of speed and safety, symbolizes Plant’s course in life: running before the wind, always with an eye to the sea.
THIS FILM HAS MOVED INDOORS DUE TO IMPENDING RAIN THURSDAY NIGHT. PLEASE READ BELOW FOR IMPORTANT VENUE DETAILS
RSVPs for this event are CLOSED – We will hold a standby list at the venue starting 7:00pm. Those on the standby list will be allowed in on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8:20pm, pending open seats.
RAIN VENUE: IYRS Restoration Hall, 449 Thames Street, Newport, RI
Free Event – Suggested $5 Donation
|7:00pm:||Venue & food vendors open|
|7:20pm:||Live music by Randy Robbins|
|8:35pm:||Film followed by conversation with director Thomas Simmons, film subjects Herb McCormick & Rodger Martin|
|Run time:||106 minutes|
Mike Plant is as close as yachting gets to a James Dean character, going his own way, in his own time, but always with an eye to the sea.”