Race the Wind, a documentary about the aerodynamics of sailing, features rare footage shot aboard Stars & Stripes, the top U.S. yacht of the 1988 America’s Cup. Veteran sailor Tristan Jones, a three-time circumnavigator of the globe, takes us on a stormy voyage while sharing his wisdom. Moving from the early days of clipper ships battling the great winds off Cape Horn to the futuristic technology of high-speed trimarans and the simple elegance of sailboards aloft Hawaii’s spectacular waves, we learn there is much to appreciate about the powerful force of the winds. 

Length: 39:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 1989
  • Date Released:
  • Alternate Titles: Challenge
  • Status: Inactive
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    IMAX Corporation

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  • Producer: Greg MacGillivray, Paul Lawrence
  • Director:  Beverly Baroff, Greg MacGillivray
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  • Writer:  Beverly Baroff
  • Cinematography: Greg MacGillivray, James Neihouse
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  • Music/Score:  Michael Stearns
  • Editor: Stephen Judson, Beverly Baroff
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  • Documentary
  • Historical
  • Sports



Film Facts

Produced for Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and IMAX Corporation.