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Mike Birch: Riding with the Wind/Mike Birch, le cow-boy des mers - DVD

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The legend of Mike Birch, "sea cowboy", was born on the day in 1978 he astounded everyone by winning the first Route du Rhum, a single-handed trans-Atlantic race. Born in 1931, Birch was a gold miner and a cowboy before heeding the call of the sea. He would soon become a leading figure in the world of ocean racing. A very private man, this ocean marathoner is a passionate and focused skipper who has won the admiration of his peers. As one of them confides to James Gray: "C'est un des plus grands marins au monde". The film is both a tribute and a portrait of an appealing and mysterious man whose experience is as deep as the sea.

2006, 52 min 43 s