Feature Films

Sailing Showcase

Annapolis is the sailing capital of the United States and home of the U.S. Naval Academy and the Sailing Hall of Fame, therefore, we would be remiss not to showcase the best films in boating and sailing each year. This showcase offers many different views of life on the ocean. Each year, we gather top sailing gurus both local and from afar to lead us in a Q&A following the film. Hosted by local Annapolitan and sailor Gary Jobson, (former ESPN sailing correspondent) the conversation is relevant to everyone, but landlubbers.
Mark Honer
Anne Peterson
Principal Cast:
Melges: The Wizard of Zenda

Buddy Melges won Olympic medals and World Championships. But sailing's biggest prize alluded him, The America's Cup. Follow Buddy's extraordinary journey as seen through unprecedented access to over 200 hours of behind-the-scenes archival footage and interviews with the icons of sailing. Featuring world class sailors such as America’s Cup champion and former ESPN sailing analyst Gary Jobson; three-time champion Dennis Conner, the sailor they call ‘Mr. America’s Cup’; John Bertrand, the Australian skipper who shocked the world by breaking the 132-year U.S. winning streak; and Bill Koch, the billionaire yachtsman who partnered with Buddy to chase the cup in 1992. Competitors and historians explain how Buddy sailed not like an engineer, but as an artist. His sailing was less about science – more about artistic expression. His legendary career seems almost mystical, and earned him the well-deserved nickname: The Wizard of Zenda.

PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM: "Fresh to Frightening: The Sharon Green Story" - Inspired by her father's Canada’s Cup triumph, Sharon Green established herself as one of the finest yacht racing photographers of her generation.

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