The Weekend Sailor

  • 9.3 10
  • 2017
  • 73min
The Weekend Sailor
  • Original Title: The Weekend Sailor

The 1973 story of a Mexican captain's impulsive decision to enter the first regatta to circumnavigate the globe.

The Weekend Sailor
AWARDS: Director’s Award. San Francisco Intl. Ocean Film Festival/ Best Full Length Documentary. Oceanside International Film Festival/ Audience Appreciation Award. Internationale Meeresfilmfestival Kiel/ Grand Prize Feature Film Category. International Maritime Film Festival/ 
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Newport Beach Film Festival/ Nice International Filmmaker Festival/ Seattle International Film Festival/ Cinephiles a la Barre/ Martinique International Film Festival/ The American Film Award/ Madrid International Film Festival/ GIFF/ Monterrey International Film Festival/ 43rd Anniversary Volvo Ocean Race/ Breckenridge Film Festival/ Victoria International Water Festival/  INDIE hype Film Festival/ Nantucket Arts Festival/ Latin Beat Film Festival/ Copa Oktoberfest/ Copa Tania Elias Calles/ Docs DF/ San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival/ Latin Beat Film Festival/ DOC LA/ Latin Beat Film Festival/ Blue Ocean Film Festival/ Festival du Film d´Aventure de la Rochelle/ JachFilm Marine Film Festival/ Waimea Ocean Film Festival/ Sayulita Festival/ Border Film Week/ Sail in Festival/ Cinema Latino 2017/ Offshore Film Festival/ DocsPuebla

Weekend Sailor, a race around the world on a sailboat

In this inspirational film, the incredible sailing trip around the world by mexican entrepreneur Ramón Carlín and his family in 1973 pass in front of our eyes not only as one the most important feat in the history of sailing but as a truly memorable family experience.

One can even feel the mist of the ocean waves on the face when seeing the grainy images of the beautiful 16mm color footage that director Bernardo Arsuaga uses to illustrates Carlin’s journey.

Testimonies of Carlin himself and his fellow sailors, including his own sons, are the main narrative resource to tell the details of this unforgettable journey.

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