Around the world sailing video
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:25 Written by Monday, 26 December 2011 11:17
A unique video covering a circumnavigation by Canadian Yves Gélina back in the early 80′s can be downloaded from the sailingchannel.tv. Around the World won a number of film awards in its day and its production quality ahead of its time sailing withYves sailing his 30ft Alberg 30 – jean du sud – around the Cape’s. The audio and video quality excellent and the narrative works really well, I particularly like the SSB chat back to base. Rather than a destination video this is all about the sailing and challengesYves faces and his engineering abilities, what comes out is the strong self reliant attitude the Jean has – puts other more recent “better equipped” circumnavigations into perspective. I beleive the book is only in french but while watching it I imagine it must be the closets video of the voyage that Robin Knox Johnston sailed single handed (and non-stop) around the world in the late 60′s.
I’ve seen other more recent videos and this although from the early 80′s its the best I’ve seen. Excellent. For more information on his adventure and selfsteering gear check out capehorm.com