Thursday, December 6, 2007


The new documentary about the 1968 single-handed non-stop Around the World Race. In 1966 Francis Chichester amazed the sailing world with his single-handed circumnavigation, the first man to ever do it while staying south of the three great capes: Cape Horn, Cape Leeuwin (Australia) and the Cape of Good Hope, But he made a stop. Two years later a small group of intrepid seaman sought to better Chichester, and take home a cash prize offered by the London Sunday Times. Focusing on the story of Donald Crowhurst, seduced by the chance for fame and glory, and combining actual on-board footage from race participants with interviews and archival footage, the movie tells a tense, compelling story of ambition gone wrong.

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