Losing Sight of Shore movie download
Storyline: LOSING SIGHT OF SHORE follows the extraordinary journey of four brave women known as the Coxless Crew that set out to row the Pacific Ocean from America to Australia unsupported. As they row over 8,000 miles during their nine months at sea, they face extreme mental and physical challenges they must overcome in order to go down in history. This is a story of perseverance, friendship and the power of the human spirit. Everyone has a Pacific to cross.
Pacific Rowing Expedition (contains spoilers)
I was really looking forward to this documentary about four women who set out to row the Pacific from California to Australia. This would be a first for a team of four, men or women, as others have rowed the Pacific but none as a team of four. The filming was excellent and there were wonderful views of sunsets and storms and an aching portrayal of the tedium and sheer willpower it took to row 2 hours on, 2 hours off each shift, 24 hours a day. And the women occasionally record video diaries that add to the story, and their honesty and often pain is palpable. And they accurately recount the many setbacks, as currents and winds push them in the wrong direction. HOWEVER. The "team of four" did not row the whole way: one quit in Hawaii and was replaced and another quit in Samoa and was replaced. The rules say that for it to count it has to be an unassisted row. So this was a team of two assisted by four others and so was not a record at all, as they claim at the end. Yes, it was a huge achievement, but not the one they claim.2017-05-22
Honest, compelling and brave storytelling
I watch a lot of sports/adventure films and a) it's rare they feature women b) they often contain a lot of ego. This is not the case with this film. This is a group of women who are modest and supportive of each other, there are no 'stars' or exhibitionists, and thank goodness no gratuitous 'sexy' shots. This is probably because the film is also made by a woman. It is honest and genuine about how hard the expedition is, it gives a fantastic insight into the relentlessness of a journey like this and the mental battles that the women go through. I both cried and gasped in awe. It is thoroughly enjoyable and really suitable for all (just one swearing moment) - show it to your kids...these women are fantastic role models for all.2017-06-15