12 March 2011

Let's watch movies and get famous!

The Royal Natal Yacht Club recently organised Friday evening talks that were attended by many members and both talks were interesting and entertaining.

One was Christ Frost's feedback talk on the Cape to Rio race in which his yacht Prodigy took line honours.

Another was a presentation by Tony Bullimore - a top international yachtsman - who spoke about his experiences in the 1996 Vendee Globe single handed around-the-world race when his boat the Exice Dhallenger capsized and Tony was trapped under the boat for five days before being rescued.

While considering what Point Yacht club could do to similarly entertain its members young and old, Tempest had the idea of arranging a series of sailing-related movies in the new "youth room" on the ground level of the PYC club house.   Afterwards the oldies can go up to the pub while the younger set can tidy up their room  :)

Ideas for movies: 

This list was compiled from various sources but mainly from a list compiled by JohnYawl at yachtpals.com.  John added ratings, plot lines, actors etc - a fantastic source so this is the "short version":

A High Wind in Jamaica
Adventures in Paradise
Adventures On the High Seas
Against All Flags
All the Brothers Were Valiant
Alone Across the pacific
And the sea will tell
Anne of the Indies
Anything to Survive
Blackbeard the Pirate
Botany Bay
Cabin Boy
Captain Blood
Captain Courageious
Captain Horatio Hornblower
Captain Jack
Captain James Cook
Captain Kidd
Captain Ron
Captain Sirocco
Captains Courageous
Cassandras Dream
Cassandra's Dream
Charlie St. Cloud
Charlie St. Cloud
Christopher Columbus
Cutthroat Island
Damn the Defiant!
Dead Calm
Deep Water
Desperate Journey: The Allison Wilcox story
Down To The Sea In Ships
Drake’s Venture
Eric the Viking
Horatio Hornblower
Hot Pursuit
I Sailed to Tahiti With an All-Girl Crew.
Jason and the Argonauts
John Paul Jones
Knife in the Water (Noz w wodzie)
Lucky Lady
Master and Commander
Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World
Message in a Bottle
Midnight Crossing
Moby Dick
Morning Light
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mysterious Island
Nate and Hayes
Old Ironsides
Open Waters
Open Waters II
Pirate of the Black Hawk
Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl
Pirates of Tortuga
Plymouth Adventure
Reap the Wild Wind
Riddle of the Sands
Sail To Glory
Saps at Sea
Sea Devils
Sea Warriors: The Royal Navy in the Age of Sail
Sea Wolf
Seven Seas to Calais
Sinbad Movies
Souls at Sea
Summer Rental
Survive the Savage Sea
Swallows and Amazons
Swiss Family Robinson
The Adventures of Captain Fabian
The Adventures of Long John Silver
The African Queen
The Black Pirate
The Black Swan
The Bounty
The Buccaneer
The Buccaneers
The Crimson Pirate
The Cruel Sea
The Dove
The Dove
The Lady From Shanghai
The Long Ships
The Man Without a Country
The Master of Ballantrae
The Navigator
The Norseman
The Odyssey
The Old Man and the Sea
The Onedin Line
The Sailor from Gibraltar
The Sea Gypsies
The Sea Hawk
The Skipper
The Vikings
The Wakiest Ship in the army
The World in His Arms
Top Sailing
Treasure Island
Twilight for the Gods
Two Years Before the Mast
Violets are Blue
Wackiest Ship in the Army
Wake of the Red Witch
White Squall
Wind in the Willows
Yankee Buccaneer

Perhaps watching and talking about sailing movies would inspire closet home-movie makers to start aiming their cameras at boats in local regattas.  It seems more than likely that the great saiilng footage produced by Evgeni Tashkin while sailing on the Energy Diet trimaran is going to end up in a film about the expedition to be made in Russia.  So nothing is impossible!

Now:  How to present this idea to the PYC flag officers and get some action ...

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