Adventures in Sailing

Season 2009 Episode 07.09.09

AIS Ep103 - In the Wake of the Zaca

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AIS Ep103 - In the Wake of the Zaca
TheSailingChannel co-produces "Adventures in Sailing" with public tv station, WPBT2, Miami. The half-hour series presents classic and critically acclaimed films that capture the magic and adventure of sailing. The series originally test aired on WLIW21 NY Public TV as "Sailing Channel Theater" during summer 2009, reaching nearly 200,000 viewers. Episode 103, "In the Wake of the ZACA" captures a lost age of adventure, romance,and Hollywood glamor told through the history of a 75 year-old, 118 foot gaff rigged topsail schooner. Launched in San Francisco on the eve of the great depression, Zaca explored stone-age civilizations in the South Pacific, patrolled the California coast as an armed ship of war during World War II, and served as party boat for sailor and swashbuckling actor Errol Flynn. Left to languish as a striped hulk on a mud flat in the south of France, Zaca rose like the phoenix to sail again. Visit TheSailingChannel.TV/zaca to purchase the unabridged 51-minute version of the film as well as a plethora of other high quality sailing videos.moreless

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