Crowhurst (2018)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2018

  • Genre

    Biopic

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Fiction

Synopsis

Amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst enters the first Golden Globe non-stop, single-handed, round-the-world sailing race in 1968. Despite the misgivings of his wife Clare, Crowhurst uses his business and home as collateral to finance the building of his experimental trimaran the Teignmouth Electron. Crowhurst quickly realises that he is woefully unprepared but under immense financial pressure to finish the race, Crowhurst decides to falsify his coordinates to suggest that he is continuing on while actually drifting in the Atlantic off the South American coast, eventually planning to rejoin the other competitors when they round Cape Horn and to come in last without losing honour or his home. But his plans come unstuck when all the other competitors pull out or are disqualified, leaving him the default winner. Distraught with solitude and shame, he vanishes from his boat, presumed drowned in an act of suicide, leaving behind his vessel and a logbook filled with his increasingly unhinged thoughts.

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