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Sailing Movie Night

4th March 2023, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the sailing movie "True Spirit" at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at The Eleanor (1605 NW Everett St Portland).

Bring your own movie munchies and a lounge chair if you would like seating other than a metal chair.

Non-alcoholic beverages and popcorn will be provided by OWSA.

Please respect the venue will be a non-alcoholic event.

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True Spirit is a coming-of-age story. Jessica Watson grew up on Australias Gold Coast and also spent five years living on a cabin cruiser with her parents and three siblings. Always a plucky 12-year-old, she dreamed of sailing around the world and setting the world record as the youngest personand femaleto sail around the world at age 16. On Ellas Pink Lady (an S&S 34), she left Sydney Harbor on 10/18/09 and returned on 05/15/10. She sailed a southern hemisphere solo navigation, crossed all meridians of longitude, crossed the equator twice, passed four capes (Horn, Agulhas, Leeuwin, and SE Tasmania) and traversed nearly 23,000 miles. However, the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) claimed that her journey was ultimately shorter than the 21,600 nautical miles (the circumference of the world and the shortest orthodromic distance) required by the World Sailing Speed Record Council of the International Sailing Federation (ISF).  The WSSRC also stated that it stopped recognizing age as a factor after Jesse Martin (an 18-year-old boy) set the record for youngest person to sail around the world just two years before Jessica did. Her response, If I havent been sailing around the world, then it beats me what Ive been doing out here all this time, received widespread media coverage.

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