Extraordinary photo history found on flickr. Vintage yacht racing under the gate. Sail #84 appears to be flying the Oakland Yacht Club burgie. Amazing!
Marlinspike (pronounced /ˈmɑrlɨnspaɪk/, sometimes marlin spike, marlinespike, or the archaic marlingspike) is a tool used inropework for tasks such as unlaying rope for splicing, untying knots, or forming a makeshift handle. A marlinspike is a polished cone tapered to a rounded or flattened point, usually 6 to 12 inches long, although sometimes 26″ or longer, depending on what ply and size of rope they are intended for. The marlinspike is a tool made from metal, usually iron or steel, differentiating it from the fidwhich is similar in shape and function but made from wood or bone. The marlinspike may be a separate tool or one item on a pocket knife.
The story of the last voyage of Donald Crowhurst, a completely batty amateur of the finest British tradition, a man with a young family and a struggling business who becomes inexplicably fixated on an utterly forlorn quest to win the 1968 Sunday Times solo, non-stop round-the-world-yacht race.
“A movie which will reduce the hardest of hearts to a shipwreck”. The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2006 Rome International Film Festival and a commendation in the Australian Film Critics Association 2007 Film Awards.
Available Now: Deep Water