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The best sailing movies of all time

Adventure sailors, we know there is no way to put your love for the sea in winter sleep, but there is no better way to fulfill your sailing minds than a great sailing movie! We picked for you some of the best sailing movies of all time, combining not only great stories, but also featuring amazing sailing footage. How many of them have you watched?

Lifeboat (1944)
Lifeboat is a 1944 American drama thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John Steinbeck. The film, set entirely on a lifeboat launched from a sinking passenger vessel following a World War II naval attack, is about Several British and American civilians, service members and merchant mariners are stuck in a lifeboat in the North Atlantic after their ship and a U-boat sink each other in combat.

Captain Ron (1992)
Kurt Russel is Captain Ron, a sailor with a quirky personality and a checkered past, in this American comedy film by Thom Eberhardt. When he learns his recently deceased uncle has bequeathed him a 60' yacht once owned by Clark Gamble, he decides to take his family to the island of Ste. Pomme de Terre ("Saint Potato") to retrieve the yacht so he can sell it, stumbling upon hilarious characters and incidents.

Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World, 2003
An American epic historical drama with Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey and Paul Bettany as Dr. Stephen Maturin. During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Down To The Sea In Ships, 1949
Whaling ship captain Bering Joy (Lionel Barrymore) takes his grandson Jed on a whaling expedition in order to teach the young boy real life values such as honesty, courage, wisdom, fairness and hard work.

Knife In The Water, 1962
A brilliant Polish film buy Roman Polanski! Andrzej and Krystyna are driving to a lake to go sailing when they come upon a young man hitchhiking in the middle of the road. After nearly hitting him, Andrzej invites the young man along. When they arrive at the lake, instead of leaving the young man behind, Andrzej invites him to go sailing with them. The young man accepts the offer, and, not knowing much about sailing, must learn many hard lessons from Andrzej.

Captains Courageous, (1937)

Harvey Cheyne, played byFreddie Bartholomew, is the spoiled son of business tycoon Frank Burton Cheyne (Melvyn Douglas). He is shunned by his classmates at a private boarding school, and eventually suspended for bad behavior. His father therefore takes his son with him on a business trip to Europe via a trans-Atlantic steamship. En route, Harvey falls overboard in the Grand Banks of Newfoundland...

Wind (1992)

Will Parker, a sailing athlete played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.


The Riddle Of The Sands (1979)

A 1979 British spy thriller based on the novel of the same name by Erskine Childers. Set in 1901,it concerns the efforts of two British yachtsmen to avert a German plot to invade Britain.Carruthers, an official in the British Foreign Office, is invited on a yachting holiday by his old friend Arthur Davies.

1492 Conquest of Paradise, 1992

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people. This film adheres to the historical facts of Columbus' possessed quest to discover the New World, but lacking crew and a ship, he solicitates with Queen Isabella to gain the necessary funding. Possiby an underrated movie, featuring amazing scenery from the Carribean islands.


The Old Man And The Sea, (1958)

Based on Ernest Hemingway's story about a Cuban fisherman who has gone 84 days without a catch. His only friend is a young boy who has been barred by his father from accompanying the Old Man out to sea. On the Old Man's 85th day out, he finally hooks a huge marlin, which he then tries to bring in and haul in from far out from shore. For three days and nights he battles the fish, which is portrayed in the film (as it had been in Hemingway's novella) as a trial of mental and physical courage that becomes the ultimate test for him of his worth as a man.

Do you have a better way for calming your wanderlust until your next sailing holidays? As a matter of fact, there is another one! Book your sailing holiday now!

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