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Ocean Films: The Weekend Sailor

Be inspired by this award-winning film about an unexpected victory in the first around the world crewed sailing race.

In 1973, the United Kingdom organized the first head-to-head around the world sailing race, inviting expert crews from Europe and other countries against each other. The Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, today the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, took the sport to its limits.

The British Royal Navy purchased six yachts to train 800 men and chose the best four 10-man crews for each of the four legs of the race, yet, an inexperienced Mexican man also signed up. In his fifties, with a crew that included his wife, son, family and friends. His name, Ramon Carlín. A weekend sailor. And he beat every competing nation.

In Mexico, Ramon lived the working man’s dream, turning a door-to-door sales job into a million dollar company through flawless work ethic and a sheer effort. He married the love of his life Paquita and formed a family. His rebellious teenage son, Enrique, wanted to marry to his 14 year-old girlfriend, so Ramon sent him to school in Ireland to keep them apart. It only made things more extreme on their life. While visiting Enrique in the United Kingdom, Ramon noticed an ad on a magazine for a sailing race around the world. He’d been sailing casually for two years in Acapulco and saw this race as an opportunity to teach his son some discipline and a real life experience.

Suitable for all ages. Ticket price includes post-film canapés in our Tasman Light Gallery. A cash bar will be open to purchase beer, wine and soft drink.



Wednesday 6 November 2019 from 6pm to 8pm


Adult: $35.00
Adult Member: $20.00
Concession: $20.00
Child (4-15): $20.00
Child (under 4): Free

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