Hey guys, Kim here. With a little bit of rain washing out our earlier trip, it seemed like a good time to start the beginnings of our favorite nautical movies list!
Any sailor knows you always start off with Captain Ron. Why? Because it’s Captain Ron…and the filming locales are all tropical, so we immediately feel tropical! “If anything’s gonna happen, it’s gonna happen out there.”
Hands down, my favorite sailing documentary. Deep Water tells the true story of the 1969 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. This sail race took competitors around the world, by way of the 3 capes, solo, non-stop, and unassisted. The Golden Globe race was the first of its kind and it led many to wonder if a man could remain sane in those types of conditions. Although the documentary touches on all the racers, it focuses more on Donald Crowhurst, the tragic underdog. You can watch it on Netflix and free online.
Can enough be said about White Squall? Fantastic sailing movie based on the tragic true story of a school training tall ship, the brigantine Albatross, that sank in a white squall. Very sad, but also inspiring.
Based on the C.S. Forester novels, A&E did an absolutely fantastic rendition of the classic tale of the fictional Napoleonic War era Royal Navy officer, Horatio Hornblower. We’re not saying the Gregory Peck film Captain Horatio Hornblower isn’t one to watch, because it certainly is. We’re saying that the A&E treatment is amazing and you can curl up under a blanket, dive in, and not notice that it’s been hours since you started the first episode – all done on a fraction of the budget for one Master and Commander movie.