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On 8 September 1973, seventeen yachts left on the first edition of the Whitbread Round the World Race.

The crew of the Mexican yacht Sayula II, a brand new Swan 65 owned and skippered by Mexican Captain Ramón Carlin, won the overall race in 133 days and 13 hours. Her actual time was 152 days.

Sadly, three sailors would never return; lost overboard during Southern Ocean storms.

It was a true adventure filled with real stories of human endeavour, colour and challenges on the high seas.

In 2016, Sayula’s adventure was presented in a documentary film called The Weekend Sailor.

1973–74 Official Film

The Weekend Sailor Official Trailer (2016)


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