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the spirit of the man

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The “Great Dane”….unashamedly my hero …captured here in 1969, already with 4 Olympic Golds and seven world championships…(he went on to several more). This film is absolutely awesome and captures so beautifully the essence of dinghy sailing as I see it.
Watching Paul rig and launch his beautiful Finn is literally poetry in motion…so familiar, effortless and efficient…you can sense his “being as one” with his craft. I loved the Soling session – no harnesses, just a hiking rope- crew in jumpers & jeans. The fun of just jumping off a boat on a reach and re-righting it…his comments about “big boat sailing”…everything about this short film speaks to me.
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