The Legend of Captain Charlie Barr

This is the rags-to-riches story of Charlie Barr’s rise to fame; becoming the greatest skipper of all time.
This biographical documentary covers; his move from Scotland to The United States where his prowess gained him employment with the likes of John Pierpont Morgan, William Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt III; his America’s Cup hat-trick, racing Herreshoff designed yachts; culminating in the tremendous 1905 Kaiser’s Cup transatlantic race, setting the world record for the fastest crossing of The Atlantic Ocean.

 

Atlantic – The Legend of Captain Charlie Barr from Alasdair Purves on Vimeo.

 

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