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The Weekend Sailor

Saturday April 30 | 7:30pm

Presented by KVH

Rules & Guidelines

community event

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUTAll pass holders must check in at the theatre at least 15 minutes before showtime to guarantee a seat. Otherwise seats will be released.


Presented by KVH
In partnership with Sail Newport

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Film screening, followed by discussion with:

  • Bernardo Arsuaga - director
  • Nick Dana - Team Alvimedica, 2015 Volvo Ocean Race
  • Anderson Reggio - Navigation Support, Team Alvimedica, 2015 Volvo Ocean Race
  • Dawn Riley - America’s Cup Winner, Round the World Sailor and World Champion Sailor

    Moderated by sailing legend, Jerry Kirby

There will be a cash bar on-site & popcorn available for purchase by Inpopnito.

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.

Tickets: $15
Proceeds for newportFILM SPORTS will benefit both newportFILM & the International Tennis Hall of Fame

(Once you purchase your tickets, your name will be on a list at the door upon check-in of the event. To keep it green, we do not print paper tickets.)

Run time: 70 minutes
Director(s): Bernardo Arsuaga

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