This article is from the Boats FAQ, by John F. Hughes with numerous contributions by others.
EN PLEIN SOLEIL, Alain Delon in romantic trio on classic med sail
yacht (?1962) (tl).
BURDEN OF DREAMS, Film, About the making of Fitzcaraldo.
FITZCARALDO, Film, Werner Herzog, director.
SAILING AROUND THE HORN, Captain Irving Johnson, video This is
a fantasic videotape. You can order it from the Mystic Seaport
bookstore/gift catalog. Here in San Francisco, they have it for sale at the
Maritime Museum bookstore. Capt. Johnson's film documents a rounding
of the Horn in 1929 (?) aboard the "Peking", a 4-masted barque from the
famous Laiesz stable of giant square-riggers. Amazingly, three of them
still survive: "Pommern" at the Mariehamn Museum in the Aland
Islands, "Peking" at the South Street Seaport in New York and "Padua" -
still afloat as the Soviet training ship "Kruzenshtern".
ANAPOLIS SAILING SCHOOL, John Rousmaniere, Five or six volumes
on various aspects of sailing. A nice hands-on approach. I've only seen a
couple of volumes, but I learned a *lot* in those two hours.
THE SHAPE OF SPEED, TRIM FOR SPEED, North Sails, Very good. I
believe the latter is the newer one. It is shot on a J-35 which I crew. A
number of the "rock stars" from North sails are on the boat in a race.
There is dialog between the crew "Do you think we need a little more
halyard tension?" Then they alter the halyard tension while showing the
sail change shape. They go through basically all the controls that affect
DRUM, Video, Sail around the world with the crew of Drum, the hard
luck maxi owned in part by rock star Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
fame. Great sailing footage of the 1986 Whitbread Race, good music by
Le Bon. One of my favorite sailing videos. (wms).