With Jean-du-Sud Around the World

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A film by Yves Gélinas
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In attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo and Gaspé through the Roaring Forties and around Cape Horn alone aboard his Alberg 30, Jean-du-Sud, Canadian Yves Gélinas added his exceptional adventure to the art of sailing a small boat around the world. To self-steer his boat, Yves invented and built his own wind vane system, today known a Cape Horn and used by thousands of sailors to steer their vessels across oceans. Even though Yves was unable to complete the circumnavigation non-stop, Jean-du-Sud was the smallest boat up to that time to sail that route. In acknowledgement, the Joshua Slocum Society International bestowed on Gélinas the Golden Circle Award.

"I had a lot of time to meditate – the phone did not ring often – but I must say I haven’t had any great revelations, I did not experience nirvana or samadhi. Yet I have known many moments of total contentment : ends of days when the sun dove into the sea splashing half the sky with warm light...The trade wind caressing naked skin (it is almost as good as if it came from a loved one)…The simple pleasure of watching the bow of my boat slice through the surface of the sea, pushed, but also guided by an invisible force : the magic of the wind…."
Yves Gélinas

WINNER
Palme d'Or (unanimous jury)
La Rochelle International Film Festival
(France, October 1983)

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With Jean-du-Sud Around the World

A film by Yves Gélinas
NOW IN HD. TheSailingChannel is honored to offer what many consider to be the finest sailing film ever made.

A professional, color-corrected 2K scan from a pristine 16mm print to 1920x1080 full HD.

In attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo and Gaspé through the Roaring Forties and around Cape Horn alone aboard his Alberg 30, Jean-du-Sud, Canadian Yves Gélinas added his exceptional adventure to the art of sailing a small boat around the world. To self-steer his boat, Yves invented and built his own wind vane system, today known a Cape Horn and used by thousands of sailors to steer their vessels across oceans. Even though Yves was unable to complete the circumnavigation non-stop, Jean-du-Sud was the smallest boat up to that time to sail that route. In acknowledgement, the Joshua Slocum Society International bestowed on Gélinas the Golden Circle Award.

"I had a lot of time to meditate – the phone did not ring often – but I must say I haven’t had any great revelations, I did not experience nirvana or samadhi. Yet I have known many moments of total contentment : ends of days when the sun dove into the sea splashing half the sky with warm light...The trade wind caressing naked skin (it is almost as good as if it came from a loved one)…The simple pleasure of watching the bow of my boat slice through the surface of the sea, pushed, but also guided by an invisible force : the magic of the wind…."
Yves Gélinas

WINNER
Palme d'Or (unanimous jury)
La Rochelle International Film Festival
(France, October 1983)

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  1. With Jean-du-Sud Around the World

    1h 38m · Downloadable

    A film by Yves Gélinas
    NOW IN HD. TheSailingChannel is honored to offer what many consider to be the finest sailing film ever made.

    A professional, color-corrected 2K scan from a pristine 16mm print to 1920x1080 full HD.

    In attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo and Gaspé through the Roaring Forties and around Cape Horn alone aboard his Alberg 30, Jean-du-Sud, Canadian Yves Gélinas added his exceptional adventure to the art of saili...

  2. TRAILER: Jean-du-Sud autour du monde

    3m 34s · Downloadable

    TheSailingChannel a l’honneur d’offrir le film de Yves Gélinas Jean-du-Sud autour du monde, deux fois Palme d’Or au Festival du Film de Voile de La Rochelle (pour la première partie en 1983 et la seconde en 1985) et de 8 prix dans d’autres festivals. L’ex-comédien et cinéaste raconte son tour du monde de 28,000 milles via les quarantièmes rugissants et le cap Horn à bord de son sloop de 30 pieds. Tourné en 16mm avec son synchrone, le film donne vi...

  3. Jean-du-Sud autour du monde

    1h 38m · Downloadable

    The SailingChannel a l’honneur d’offrir le film de Yves Gélinas Jean-du-Sud autour du monde, deux fois Palme d’Or au Festival du Film de Voile de La Rochelle (pour la première partie en 1983 et la seconde en 1985) et de 8 prix dans d’autres festivals. L’ex-comédien et cinéaste raconte son tour du monde de 28 000 milles via les quarantièmes rugissants et le cap Horn à bord de son sloop de 30 pieds. Tourné en 16mm avec son synchrone, le film donne ...