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Serefe at Finish Line
Racing to the Finish - St. Lucia
  GOING TO EXTREMES —
Sailing the Atlantic
1 hr, 2004

Ideal World Productions for Channel 4.
Observational character doc crossing the Atlantic Ocean for 23 days on a small yacht during the ARC race.

Camera-director.
   
   
               
Atlantic
Filming mid Atlantic
 


British salesman Bob and retired barmaid Glo take their boat across the Atlantic in this four-part doc series about challenging adventures. It’s clear Glo wants to be more than just friends, and it’s pretty agonising watching her attempt to play down her feelings (especially after she’s hit the gin bottle – cook’s privilege). At least their relationship provides respite from the depressing footage of four people crammed into a small boat for weeks on end (‘animals in a tub’ as crew member Huw puts it). Still this could be useful viewing for those considering such an endeavour – as was the test voyage shown in the programme, which saw half the crew drop out. You can just feel their relief.
(AS) TIME OUT REVIEW 12 Aug 04

   
         
  Inside cabin
Home for 23 long days - I lived, worked and slept
in the "space" to the right
 
 

Links:


Ideal World (IWC Media) – Going to Extremes

CH4 Going to Extremes – Sailing the Atlantic

Bob and Glo web Chat on CH4


   
Serefe at Finish Line
Crossing the finish line at St Lucia


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