Centennial Bermuda Race DVD Now Available
Gary Jobson’s film, “Racing to Bermuda: A Century on the Ocean” is now available on DVD. This magnificent movie captures the essence of the Newport Bermuda Race through footage taken aboard yachts competing in the Centennial Race in 2006 as well as historic views of past races, yachts and sailors. The 1-hour movie is the perfect way to relive the race of a century for crew, family and friends. Follow eight of the boats from 38 to 98 feet as they chase the magnificent lighthouse trophies and make tactical decisions about how to play the weather and Gulf Stream in a light air race that tested skill and patience in a record size fleet of 265 boats. The film is made possible through the generous support of Coldwell Banker Previews International®.
“Gary Jobson worked his magic to capture the emotions and passions of the sailors,” remarked 2006 Race Chairman Bill Barton. Jobson serves as America’s ambassador for the sport of sailing and with this film brings to everyone the experience of racing 635 miles in one of the world’s premier ocean races.
Whether you sailed in the 2006 Centennial or are contemplating being on a boat for the next race in 2008, you will want to see this commemorative film. From the start in Newport, Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, to the fast-flowing meanders of the Gulf Stream, to the finish off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse, and the magnificent Prizegiving ceremony at Government House, this unique DVD shows the strategy, tactics, yachts and victory in modern offshore racing.