THE WEEKEND SAILOR Documentary Film – With the Odds Stacked Against Them, Ramon Carlín, His Son Enrique, and a Crew of Novice Mexican Sailors – What Started as an Adventure

108 Media set to release documentary The Weekend Sailor January 10, 2017

 

108 Media, the Toronto-based global distribution company, today announces the release of The Weekend Sailor, a new feature documentary focusing on the crew of the Sayula II and their unexpected victory in a race around the world.

With the odds stacked against them, Ramon Carlín, his son Enrique, and a crew of novice Mexican sailors represented their country in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race, today the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. The Weekend Sailor features successful yachtsman and Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon as narrator.

In early December, The Weekend Sailor featured at the Jachtfilm Marine Film Festival in Warsaw Poland. The film has one several awards including the Grand Prix du Public at the Festival du Film d’Aventure de La Rochelle in La Rochelle, France and Best Screenwriting Award at Doc LA in Los Angeles, California.

The Weekend Sailor makes its way to Hawaii in a few weeks for the Waimea Ocean Film Festival and is set to release January 10, 2017 on video on demand.

 

Watch THE WEEKEND SAILOR on VOD January 10, 2017

The Weekend Sailor from 108 Media on Vimeo.

 

THE WEEKEND SAILOR is a new feature documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first crewed sailing race around the world in 1974. The most demanding sailing quest in history.

Sailor, Ramon Carlín visits his rebellious son, Enrique in the United Kingdom and comes across a magazine advertising a sailing race around the world. Although he had been sailing casually for two years, Ramon embarks on this race and brings his son along as an opportunity to not only teach him discipline but real life experiences as well.

Genre: Documentary

Cast: Skipper Ramon Carlin and Family, Enrique Carlin, Volvo Ocean Race Team

Crew: Bernardo Arsuaga, Erik Virtanen, Christopher John Malanchen, Pietro Amato, Enrique Carlin, Eduardo Lopez-Frias, Christopher John Malanchen, Jaime Romandia, Lawrence Elman, Adrian S. Bara

Year of production: 2016

Running time: 55 Minutes

Festivals and Awards:

Winner, Director’s Award – Hong Kong-San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Best Cinematographer (Documentary) – Madrid International Film Festival, 2016
Winner, Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary – Oceanside International Film Festival 2016
Winner, Grand Prix du Public – Festival International du Film d’Aventure La Rochelle, 2016
Winner, Best Screenwriting Award – Doc L.A

 

 

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Watch THE WEEKEND SAILOR on VOD January 10, 2017

THE WEEKEND SAILOR is a new feature documentary about the unexpected victory of the Mexican yacht Sayula II in the first crewed sailing race around the world in 1974. The most demanding sailing quest in history.

Sailor, Ramon Carlín visits his rebellious son, Enrique in the United Kingdom and comes across a magazine advertising a sailing race around the world. Although he had been sailing casually for two years, Ramon embarks on this race and brings his son along as an opportunity to not only teach him discipline but real life experiences as well.

 

 

 

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