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October 27, 2020

'Hold Fast' — Moxie Marlinspike and friends

I really, really liked this movie.

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"Hold Fast": Stories of maniac sailors, anarchist castaways, and the voyage of the S/V Pestilence....

Over the course of two winters, four members of the Anarchist Yacht Clubb [sic] rescued a derelict boat from the inhospitable waters of Ft. Lauderdale, named it the S/V Pestilence, and sailed south to Haiti.

"Hold Fast" describes what drew these friends to the ocean, and tells the story of what they discovered in the sea.

It paints a picture of the S/V Pestilence in the context of all the sailing maniacs who have come before them, and ultimately attempts to suggest that the secret is always to begin.

From Wikipedia: "In 2004, Marlinspike bought a derelict sailboat and, along with three friends, refurbished it and sailed around the Bahamas while making a documentary about their journey called 'Hold Fast.'"

More here.

October 27, 2020 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


I'll have to send this to a friend that spends a lot of time watching Sailing porn. They buy old boats and run them on a shoestring, all the while posting to YouTube. He has a few power boats so he likes the problem solving.

Posted by: Greg Perkins | Oct 28, 2020 8:47:59 AM

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