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Islango's Top 10 sailing movies

Sailing movies are always the best way to spend our time at home while it's not possible to do the real thing, whether it's stormy outside or a new virus is spreading around the world.

While we are all craving for some salty air during these covid 19 days , 🙃

here is a list of Islango's top 10 sailing movies.

They are great for fantasizing about our next sailing adventure while we are sure some of us have lost our inspiration going crazy at home ...🐬🌎

From the experiences of solo sailors around the world, to harsh battles between warships, we love them all.


Choice # 1: Chasing bubbles (2016)

Documentary - The true story of "the worst sailor to ever sail around the world." This is the documentary film about wildman Alex Rust, who at 25, leaves the midwest to circumnavigate the globe in desperate pursuit of a meaningful life.


Choice # 2: All is lost (2013)

Drama - The movie follows the journey of one man (Robert Redford) as he floats on the Indian Ocean lost at sea and fights to survive.


Choice # 3: Captain Ron (1992)

Comedy - After he inherits a yacht, a businessman takes his family to the Caribbean to claim it. Not having any skill at boating, he hires long-haired, one-eyed low-life Captain Ron, to navigate the yacht to Miami. During the journey, the captain loses his way frequently while becoming liked by everyone in the family except the dad.


Choice # 4: Maidentrip (2014)

Documentary - 14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.


Choice # 5: Adrift (2018)

Romantic Drama - Based on a true story of survival at sea, a young couple meet by chance and fall in love. They set on the adventure of a lifetime and face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.


Choice # 6: En Solitaire (2013)

Adventure drama - It tells the story of a sailor whose dreams come true when he has to replace a star skipper at the last minute before the start of the Vendée Globe (a round-the-world non-stop single-handed yacht race). After several days of racing of leading the race, has to stop to repair a damaged rudder. This makes a turn of events to his round-the-world journey...


Choice # 7: Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

Historic drama - In 1787, British ship "Bounty" leaves Portsmouth to bring a cargo of bread-fruit from Tahiti but the poor conditions on-board led by Captain Bligh, trigger a mutiny led by officer Fletcher Christian.


Choice # 8: Deep water (2006)

Documentary - This film shows one man's extraordinary physical and psychological journey.

sailor Donald Crowhurst faces a serious dilemma - to continue into the open ocean on his 1968 solo round-the-world race with a leaking boat or return home defeated and bankrupt.


Choice # 9: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Action Drama - During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.


Choice # 10: White squall (1996)

Adventure drama - Based on a true incident from 1960, the story of the tragic sinking of the Albatross. A group of American teenage boys who crew a school sailing ship to gain experience and discipline. The voyage is a true adventure for them all but ends tragically.

Hope you enjoyed our recommendations, if your favorite sailing movie was left out of our list, we would love if you could share it with us through our chat or "message in a bottle".


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