Watch: The Weekend Sailor 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – In 1973, the United Kingdom organized the first head to head sailing race around the world, inviting expert crews from Europe and other countries against each other. The Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, today the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race took the sport to its limits. The British Royal Navy purchased six yachts to train 800 man and chose the best four 10-man crews for each of the four legs of the race, yet, an inexperienced Mexican man also signed up. In his fifties, with a crew that included his wife, son, family and friends. His name, Ramon Carlin. A weekend sailor. And he beat every competing nation. In Mexico, Ramon lived the working man’s dream, turning a door to door sales job into a million dollar company through flawless work ethic and a sheer effort. He married the love of his life Paquita and formed a family. His rebellious teenage son, Enrique, wanted to marry to his 14 year-old girlfriend, so Ramon sent him to school in Ireland to keep them apart. It only made things more extreme on their life. While visiting Enrique in the United Kingdom, Ramon noticed an ad on a magazine for a sailing race around the world. He’d been sailing casually for two years in Acapulco and saw this race as an opportunity to teach his son some discipline and a real life experience..
Plot: The 1973 story of a Mexican captain’s impulsive decision to enter the first regatta to circumnavigate the globe.
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Slow Start turns into Great Movie
The first 10 to 15 minutes was very slow and boring and does not add much to the Documentary. However, I am glad I kept watching. It really turned into an excellent story, with a very likeable crew, and a very inspirational message.
The best documentary no one has seen!
Not to give away the story (it’s at the top of this review) . . . this is 73 minutes of excitement and unexpected entertainment.
The inaugural round the world yacht race out of Portsmouth, U.K., was held 46 years ago. It was, and remains, a test of will, seamanship, and luck, as boats sail (at that time) to three locations (Cape Town, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before returning to Portsmouth).
The film’s producers interview 12 members of a crew thrown together by an inexperienced sailor/Mexican businessman that piloted a yacht none of them was familiar with on the five-month voyage that included the horrific seas of the Southern Ocean, and snow and ice off Cape Horn.
This is a fabulous mix of the sea, history, sport and thrills, and a visual treat.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 13 min (73 min)
Director Bernardo Arsuaga
Writer Bernardo Arsuaga, Christopher John Malanchen, Erik Virtanen
Actors Chay Blyth, David Bowen, Franck Cammas
Country Mexico, Canada
Awards 8 wins & 15 nominations
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