Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the WorldHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
The vessel is Infinity, a 120-foot hand-built sailboat, crewed by a band of miscreants. The journey, an 8,000 mile Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia, with a stop in Antarctica. Unlike all the other boats heading to the Southern Ocean, Infinity is no ice-reinforced super-yacht crewed by professional sailors; rather, Infinity lives in the moment and sails on a whim. What can be found in abundance on board is blood, sweat, enthusiasm, risk tolerance, disdain for authority, and an ample supply of alcohol – all in all a mad voyage of reckless adventure just for the sheer joy of it. Along the way the crew will battle a hurricane of ice in the Ross Sea, assist the radical environmental group Sea Shepherd in their fight with illegal whalers, and tear every sail they have. At the heart of their journey is a quest for awe and a sense of wonder with the raw power of the natural world.
I've always dreamt of sailing to new lands. This hilarious bunch of sailors took it to a whole new level. Worth every second!!!
Really great documentary. What a fun life. Worth every penny.
Not Your Typical Adventure Story
If you’re looking for a sea adventure without the false drama of Deadliest Catch, then this documentary is a perfect choice. It provides a raw view into the lives of a small band of adventure seekers taking on a massive expedition all while being underfunded and under-equipped. What makes it all the more interesting is the ingenuity required to survive, working with little more than their experience and a burning desire to explore.
The beginning starts off a little slow as it immerses you in the atmosphere of living aboard the boat. Then the real excitement starts as they battle high seas and hidden icebergs to reach their destination. The plot line isn’t all big storms and near death situations, which is what makes it stand out. It’s a refreshingly authentic view of an adventure story.