America’s Cup Reimagined

29 May

Well, if there was ever a moment that Larry Ellison, Team Oracle, and the idea of racing the America’s Cup in super-fast, super-fragile, super-dangerous catamarans could use a little gloss and burnishing, I guess it would be now.

So I recommend that anyone who wants to feel better, who wants to experience the thrill of big-cat match racing, who wants to see flags and hear stirring music, go right out and buy a DVD copy of “The Wind Gods,” a documentary which seems to exist purely for the purpose of making Larry Ellison and the America’s ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: Official Film 2011-2012

14 Sep

I missed this while I was otherwise preoccupied through the dog days of August. But here is the full monty documentary, chronicling all the drama, breakage, fast-sailing, and close finishes that delivered a pretty intense Volvo Ocean Race.

Check it out (I'm going to watch the whole thing this weekend). And then shift your focus ahead to an even more spectacular ocean racing competition. That would be the Vendee Globe, which starts Nov. 10 (19 entrants so far).


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