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NewportFILM Presents 'The Weekend Sailor'

  • Newport Shipyard 1 Washington Street Newport, RI 02840 USA (map)


ABOUT THE FILM:The Weekend Sailor tells the exciting and often harrowing true story of a Mexican team’s unlikely win in the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race in 1974. Organized by the United Kingdom, the race was designed as the first head-to-head around-the-world sailing race. A Mexican team, inexperienced and led by self-made millionaire Ramon Carlin, defied all odds and won the inaugural race, known today as the Volvo Ocean Race. Interspersing interviews with period footage, the films tells an inspiring and long-forgotten story.

70 minutes

7:35PM - Pre-film live music featuring Julio Amaro
8:35PM (sunset) - Film, followed by conversation with world champion sailors


  • Free popcorn courtesy of Kiel James Patrick
  • On-site food vendors: Boru Noodle Bar, Acacia Cafe Food Truck & Tricycle Ice Cream
  • BYO picnic, blankets & chairs
  • Bike racks on-site provided by Bike Newport

Free Event - Suggested $5 Donation

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Director(s): Bernardo Arsuaga

Cast: Ramon Carlín, Francisca “Paquita” Larios, Enrique Carlín, Adolfo “Cantis” Orenday, Roberto Cubas Carlín, Francisco Reyes Carlín, Butch Darylmple-Smith, Keith Lorence, David Bowen, Bob Martin, Ray Conrady, Tjerk Romke de Vries, Sir Chay Blyth, Franck Cammas, Lionel Péan, Torben Grael, Knut Frostad, Anthony Churchill, Simon Le Bon


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Vanquish Summer Launch Party
Later Event: August 13
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