|Plot||Five solo sailors, pitting their skills against the elements in "Around Alone" trans-global sailboat races, are profiled as they struggle against the most challenging moments of their careers. From Isabelle Autissier, whose boat does a deadly 360 degree barrel roll before capsizing, to Viktor Yazikov who has to perform surgery on himself, these sailors typify both the adventure and the psyche of those who would sail the seven seas alone.... search for Alone Against the Sea on IMDb|
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|ALONE AGAINST THE SEA captures the human drama of five solo sailors as they battle hurricane force winds, equipment failures, lack of sleep and medical emergencies while struggling to circumnavigate the globe. ISABELLE AUTISSIER survives a deadly 360 degree roll which destroys her once sleek racing yacht. Finally, after five long days, she is rescued by the Australian Navy. Russian sailor VIKTOR YAZIKOV performs surgery on his elbow while his boat sails for 22 hours without a helmsman. JEAN LUC VAN DEN HEEDE succumbs to overwhelming exhaustion, falls asleep and suddenly finds himself aground on the beach. GIOVANNI SOLDINI, in a surprising twist, must rescue his friend and fellow competitor, Isabelle Autissier, after she capsizes deep in the southern ocean. Seventy-year-old British skipper, HARRY MITCHELL, caught in a violent storm as he approaches Cape Horn, is lost at sea. This film is a fascinating exploration of the obsession that drives sailors to undertake such daunting journeys.|
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