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Alone On The Waves – Sám ve Vlnách

Published on Dec 10, 2014 The story of a landsmen Milan Koláček sounds like a classic American dream. His father introduced him to ships when Milan was just a child. At the age of ten, he helped his father build his first sailboat and later on they exchanged their roles. His father and his brother left their jobs and helped Milan to realize his dream. To build a racing boat with his own hands and take part in one of the most difficult solo sailing races in the world - Transat 6.50. Nearly eight thousand kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean. He and his small boat only. As fast as they could. However, before they reached their objective, it was a long way. University studies of composite materials, work experience in Ireland and New Zealand in the famous shipyards Cookson Boats, where yachts are built for Volvo Ocean Race and America's Cup. With the knowledge and enthusiasm, but without money,...
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Sailing School (1956)

The Newton Ferrers School of Yachting is run by Lt. Commander Rab Moore and his partner Dennis Montgomery. It is the only school where students learn to sail on dry land first. The students are seen gathered around the model of a yacht and Rab Moore points to various parts of the boat. M/S of the land trainer as two women students get in and learn to sail without the hazards of the water. They jump from one side to the other with the instructor watching. Beautiful setting at Newton Ferrers on River Yealm as sailing boat sets out from harbour. Man and woman take small dinghy out. Then students are on board a large yacht being shown how to tie knots. On board the 30 foot Gaff Cutter "Ravenswing" the students learn how to put sails up correctly. M/S "Ravenswing" sails along the River Yealm.    ...
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