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The Weekend Sailor tells the exciting and often harrowing true story of a Mexican team’s unlikely win in the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1974. Organized by the United Kingdom, the race was designed as the first head-to-head around-the-world sailing race. A Mexican team, inexperienced and led by self-made millionaire Ramon Carlin, defied all odds and won the inaugural race, known today as the Volvo Ocean Race. Interspersing interviews with period footage, the films tells an inspiring and long-forgotten story.

Presented by KVH
In partnership with Sail Newport

There will be a cash bar on-site & popcorn available for purchase by Inpopnito.

7:30pm: Film screening, followed by discussion with: Bernardo Arsuaga - director Nick Dana - Team Alvimedica, 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Anderson Reggio - Navigation Support, Team Alvimedica, 2015 Volvo Ocean Race Dawn Riley - America’s Cup Winner, Round the World Sailor and World Champion SailorModerated by sailing legend, Jerry Kirby
Run time: 70 minutes
Director: Bernardo Arsuaga
Cast: Ramon Carlín, Francisca “Paquita” Larios, Enrique Carlín, Adolfo “Cantis” Orenday, Roberto Cubas Carlín, Francisco Reyes Carlín, Butch Darylmple-Smith, Keith Lorence, David Bowen, Bob Martin, Ray Conrady, Tjerk Romke de Vries, Sir Chay Blyth, Franck Cammas, Lionel Péan, Torben Grael, Knut Frostad, Anthony Churchill, Simon Le Bon
The Weekend Sailor
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