Duration: 81 minutes
Starring: Didac Costa
Subtitles: Eng, Fra
Suitable for all ages
Spanish firefighter Didac Costa and his motley crew of mostly volunteers put everything on the line to face possibly the most extreme sporting event on the planet: the Vendée Globe, a solo, non-stop, unassisted sailing race around the world. The Vendée Globe is such a difficult race that more people have gone into outer space than have completed sailing’s greatest challenge. Fewer still have done it twice, a list that now includes Costa. The film follows Costa as he battles mounting personal debt, untimely lightning, a collision with a whale, flooding, and ultimately the Southern Ocean, home to some of the most inhospitable seas on Earth. Beyond the thrill of navigating the toughest conditions on Earth, the film is a gripping portrait of an introvert obsessed with a dream that could very well kill him. Or elevate it to sports immortality.
Official Selection 2022: International Oceanic Film Festival, SAIL IN.v Festival