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Purchase With Jean-du-Sud Around the
World Broadcast in 15 countries...Winner
of 9 awards...
Considered by many the best sailing film ever made.
attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo
and Gaspé through the Roaring Forties and around Cape Horn alone aboard his
Alberg 30, Jean-du-Sud, Canadian Yves Gélinas added his personal share to the art
of sailing a small boat around the world.
addition to the voyage, his accomplishments included the design of a system
self-steer his boat, the writing of a book to document the voyage, and
the shooting of a 16 mm film while sailing.
Even though Yves was unable to complete the
circumnavigation non-stop, Jean-du-Sud was the smallest boat up to
that time to sail that route. In acknowledgement, the Joshua Slocum Society
International bestowed on Gélinas the Golden Circle Award.
Palme d'Or (unanimous jury)
La Rochelle International Film Festival
(France, October 1983)
had a lot of time to meditate – the phone did not ring often –
but I must say I haven’t had any great revelations, I did not
experience nirvana or samadhi. Yet I have known many moments of
total contentment : ends of days when the sun dove into the sea
splashing half the sky with warm light...The trade wind
caressing naked skin (it is almost as good as if it came from a
loved one)…The simple pleasure of watching the bow of my boat
slice through the surface of the sea, pushed, but also guided by
an invisible force : the magic of the wind…."
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