Share At Halcyon Yachts we are passionate about sailing and all things to do with the ocean. Over the years there has been a steady stream of nautical films released, some of which have been slated by professionals and film critics alike. It is clearly a difficult subject matter to film and as a professional sailor it can be frustrating at times when the artistic licence is pushed beyond the realms of realism.
Films can be entertaining, inspiring, informative and emotional. For anyone looking for an on-screen sailing adventure worthy of their time, then here is a list of sailing films to get you started: Master and Commander is an epic period action film! A British Captain played by Russell Crowe pushes his crew and ship to the limit whilst in pursuit of a French Warship. The film is set during the Napoleonic Wars. It is a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat for over 2 hours.
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The precise detail and dramatic story line make this one of our top recommended nautical films. Deep Water tells the true story of the first ever solo, non stop, round the world sailing race in The film focuses on the sailor Donald Crowhurst and perfectly illustrates the stresses and difficulties of the challenge at hand.
A real insight into how such solitude can alter your mind state. An absolute must see for anyone who is interested in sailing! It is a true story about a small group of American teenagers that embark on a voyage of a lifetime.
Another must sea nautical adventure!
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It documents the adventures of Nick Wrath, a young sailor who decides to sail his Contessa 26 from the UK to Australia. It is a captivating story; Nick interacts very naturally with the camera and has a fantastic creative eye for detail when filming.
The entire trip is done on a shoestring, a brilliantly made and inspiring film that we highly recommend. The film is a British spy thriller about two British Sailors Carruthers and Davies who, whilst exploring the shallow waters of the FresianIslands indiscover a German plot to invade the East Coast of England.
Although the plot does stray from the original book, it is another beautifully shot sailing film that we highly recommend.
Wind is a film about the Americas Cup. It is one of the best films ever made about offshore competitive racing. It is a well produced and entertaining movie about yacht racing; the tension and atmosphere is portrayed perfectly.
A must see for all sailing enthusiasts! It is a story set inwhere four children travel on holiday to the Lake District. A timeless family classic! The lead character Harvey Cheyne played by Freddie Bartholmew is a spoilt rich lad that falls overboard whilst on a cruise.
Assumed dead, he is recovered by a Portuguese fishing vessel and has to then join the crew and work hard for the coming months which is a rude awakening for young Harvey! Dear body freedom lovers, our Nude Parade is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love!
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