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« on: April 21, 2009, 12:12:16 pm »

I posted this earlier on plascticclassics forum and figure I would just add it here:
Probably old news to many people here, but I just saw the doc. film, Deep Water. (been out for a couple of years). terrific film and worth seeing, in my opinion.
Especially if you are at all familiar with the story. Having read the the book on Crowhurst, which was terrific, as well as the Robin Knox-Johnson and Moitessier books, which all recount this 'race', made it all the more alive for me personally. Although not necessary to appreciate the film. Mostly original footage, (very little 're-enactment' type stuff).
Crowhurst comes across as a more sympathetic figure in the film. Better appreciation of the 'bind' he got himself into, the financial ruin, and total humiliation he would suffer if he just decided to call the whole thing off.
All the more haunting was the photo they showed at the end of his battered and abandoned Piver Trimaran on the beach somewhere in the Caribbean.
Also have to appreciate the lunacy of trying to 'round the horn' in a boat like this. No doubt there have been those who have managed it, but others who were never heard of again. (such as Piver himself)
Trying to upload the photo, but not sure if I will succeed.

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 02:46:48 pm »

Agreed the film is really excellent (all the more so if you know the background story). It is currently available on iTunes...

If anything, it is a warning against those who fool themselves into thinking they are more experienced than they are, and then get thrust into a situation that is over their heads.

As the saying goes over here, "even my little sister knows how to sail when there is no wind".

I'd rather be sailing
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