With Brian Thompson, Bill Henson, Leo Ford, Rick Donovan. Buster flips after a game of strip poker with two twinks.This is one early 80s flick that is a definite recommendation for any fan of Higgins' work. Divide your time out into smaller chunks. Was this review helpful to you? Brian has now sailed on more IMOCA 60s than any other Briton! … However, this film has that something special about it that manages to capture the best of both. Route du Rhum 2006 Final preparations before the departure to sail 4,000 miles solo to Guadeloupe. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? “Like the coronavirus, these storms at sea aren’t personal. A vastly experienced and successful offshore racer on all types of high performance yachts – from 21 foot Mini Transat racers to 140 foot Maxi Trimarans. Brian made it into the history books by becoming the first Briton to break the Round the World sailing record twice. Lincolnshire born Brian started sailing in Ruislip Lido, Middlesex, at the age of 3, he learnt to sail in small dinghies where racing and winning were firmly embedded. In 2005, he won the Oryx Quest, round the world crewed race, on Doha 2006, ex-Club Med. Bill Henson (in one of only a few hardcore roles he did) looks amazing, and is the bottom for Brian in one scene. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Also the first to sail non stop around the world 4 times. He started his career in the OSTAR in 1992 with his own yacht. Brian made it into the history books by becoming the first Briton to break the Round the World sailing record twice. In 2005 Brian furthered his victory tally and skippered his own team aboard the maxi catamaran Doha 2006 in the Oryx Quest, a non-stop around the world race which started and finished in the Gulf state of Qatar. Add the first question. For eleven years Thompson sailed over 100,000’s miles with American adventurer, Steve Fossett, first aboard his ORMA 60 trimaran ‘Lakota, and then the 60ft Americas Cup catamaran ‘Stars and Stripes’. This FAQ is empty. Brian Thompson (born 5 March 1962) is a British yachtsman. Brian Thompson (born 5 March 1962) is a British yachtsman. Then it would be a full house of all the major races. A vastly experienced and successful offshore racer, Brian Thompson has been racing the two and three-hulled speed machines for twenty years and has notched up an impressive twenty-five sailing records, setting him apart from every world class sailor on the grand prix circuit. The use of music and natural sounds, the locations, bright sunshine, the cinematography, appropriate use of slow motion, and the general feel of the film is excellent, and is unlike anything I've ever seen. In 2001 Brian fulfilled a long-held dream of doing the Mini Transat race from France to Brazil. In 2006, he won the Volvo Ocean Race on ABN AMRO One as a crewmember of Mike Sanderson. No wonder the film has won so many awards.Brian Thompson in the starring role is the versatile sexual dynamo who really stands out. From a young age Brian displayed his now renowned traits of focused, determined and unflappable. Many of the outdoor sequences were filmed around the actual location, but in mid summer. He has several sexual adventures with friends, a park ranger, surfers and a misbehaving midshipman while hearing about other's escapades. , This two-year campaign follows on from Mike's successful 2012 solo transatlantic aboard a "Caterham Challenge" branded Class40. I think it will forever remain one of his best. In terms of the event to do again, it is the Vendee Globe 2012, certainly the Everest of all challenges on our Blue Planet and Brian will pushing for a podium place. He also does a solo scene. The racing calendar for "Caterham Challenge" includes the Transat Jacques Vabre 2013, the Grenada sailing week and the Caribbean 600 in early 2014, together with the Global Ocean Race, leaving from the Southampton Boatshow in September 2014 around the world. , Caterham Challenge started at the Transat Jacques Vabre on 7 November 2013 with Mike Gascoyne as skipper and Brian Thompson as co-skipper, leaving Le Havre, France for Itajai, Brazil. Brian was part of the 2006 winning Volvo Ocean Race team, when he was asked aboard Mike Sanderson's ABN AMRO ONE as helmsman during the southern ocean leg from Cape Town to Melbourne. , Learn how and when to remove this template message, http://www.brianthompsonsailing.com/profile.php, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/mysport/3548167/My-Sport-Brian-Thompson-Vendee-Globe-offshore-racer-Sailing.html, Brian Thompson breaks round-the-world record, http://www.sportspromedia.com/news/caterham_to_back_mike_gascoynes_sailing_campaign/, https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/sailing/caterham-f1-boss-mike-gascoyne-to-join-world-of-ocean-racing-8617569.html, https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/22563038, http://www.sail-world.com/UK/Caterham-Challenge---A-powerful-new-force/109536, https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/sailing/caterham-challenge-mike-gascoyne-looks-ahead-to-the-transat-jacques-vabre-race-8916422.html, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Thompson_(sailor)&oldid=971717349, BLP articles lacking sources from April 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 August 2020, at 20:04. In 1999 Fossett’s maxi catamaran PlayStation was launched, and immediately took the 24 hour record. As the title implies, Sailor in the Wild follows the adventures (I guess you could say) of a US marine on vacation in and around the Big Bear Lake area of California. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. We have just turned over our countdown odometer from 1001 to 999! So to now break the existing record, we have to average about 10 knots. Not ever satisfied with only scoring world records, he raced aboard ‘Kingfisher’ with Nick Moloney in the EDS Atlantic Challenge, finishing with first line honours. (1983). Title: There are also some beach side scenes.There's just something about this classic that really stands out from many other titles made in the early 1980s. He is in six scenes and solos once, bottoms once, tops three times, and flips in his final scene. Caterham Challenge was first on public display during the Southampton boat show 2013 followed by sailing and training in The Solent and the English Channel. The usual angular camera work that is typical of Higgins is used here also. After team racing at University of Warwick whilst studying for his Economics Degree, Brian traveled the world skippering private yachts, before focusing his career in short handed racing. Guess how far we have to go.. 1000 MILES ! MGI built an Akilara RC3 Class40 and launched the racing boat in late August. In 2003, Brian achieved 3rd place in the Transat Jaques Vabre, and following on from this achievement, in 2004 brought offshore sailing's biggest prize and the culmination of Brian's career to date; the fastest around the world non-stop speed sailing record.  This film is also notable for the debut of Rick Donovan, who tops Leo Ford. Following the announcement in April that Brian had joined MGI in the role as sailing director, MGI announced on 15 May 2013 that Caterham Technology and Caterham Composites, part of the Caterham Group, have joined with MGI CEO Mike Gascoyne and MGI Sailing Director Brian Thompson to run a Class40 offshore racing campaign under the banner of "Caterham Challenge".
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