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Re: Finally: a great movie about this year's Sydney Hobart
The first few minutes are the best and provide excellent examples of outstanding heavy weather boat handling. In most of those clips the drivers are generally doing a great job of guiding their boats through the conflicted seas, without pounding into the waves. From experience that is really exhausting work, which means you've got to have several people aboard capable of driving in those conditions, if you want to keep the boat in one piece and the crew from getting tossed about.
Still, you wonder how much footage was left on the cutting room floor for this 6 minute piece, most of which is talking head comments and start/finish coverage. Really want to see a couple hours of action footage from offshore, which presumably was do-able via on-board boat cameras and aerial cameras. Compare this with the 2012 Middle Sea Race footage that Paulo posted earlier, which is outstanding (not to mention that lengthy video of the Cookson 50 blasting along in what looked like Force 7-8 conditions - that one was 10+ minutes long and riveting). It's not like Rolex doesn't have the money for better coverage.
Thanks for sharing this, Paulo!
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