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DVD. Fantastic movie in every which way.
Readers and film fans — Captains Courageous was the Latitude Movie Club's third film, but without a doubt, one of the most recommended by our readers. As we sat down to re-watch it for the first time in nearly 25 years, we were worried that it would come across — like some old movies do — as horrendously dated, 'Captains Courageous' has many where you cringe at the quality wonderful sailing scenes. of acting, the agonizing length of the scenes, and the scratchiness of the film. But even though it's 80 years old, Captains Courageous felt, well, modern. The dialogue was smart and witty, and the footage of Gloucester schooners sailing for all they were worth got us fired up. — th
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⇑⇓ HOW CAN YOU HELP THE CARIBBEAN? Many of us have seen some of our favorite cruising locations in the Caribbean hit hard by hurricanes this fall. Many places we have enjoyed, including yacht clubs, harbors, restaurants and bars — not to mention people's homes — are now just rubble. As one example, the British Virgin Islands were devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Please support the wonderful people of the BVI as they work to recover by contributing to your favorite relief fund, a few of which are as follows: — Virgin's BVI Community Support Appeal (Richard Branson/Virgin Unite contributes 100%, no fees). — VISAR YouCaring Fund, which was created by Virgin Island Search and Rescue. — Cane Garden Bay Power-Rebuild on www.YouCaring. com is a fundraiser for a well-organized rebuilding initiative for the entire community of Cane Garden Bay. Also, there are several sites selling BVI Strong T-shirts to raise money for hurricane relief. These communities are resilient and determined to rebuild, but they need our help. Please give what you can to support recovery in your favorite places in the Caribbean so that we may all enjoy this special part of the world again! Susan Luttrell Planet Earth ⇑⇓ WHERE CAN I GET AWAY FROM IT ALL? Any way you could publish a list of states that have similar card requirements? I'm in my 60s and a native who no longer wants to help fund this state, so I'm leaving. Can't stand Big Brother telling me what's good for me and at the same time giving rental jet skiers a pass. Probably going to berth in Mexico to avoid all of this B.S., but the list might change my mind. Been a subscriber since the dawn of time. Curt Simpson Arizona Curt — As of this writing, the United States Power Squadrons says, on their website, that seven states currently do not have a mandatory boater education law: Alaska, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, Arkansas, Maine and Hawaii. However, we've heard from a reader in Hawaii who said that as of three years ago, the Aloha State has started requiring
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The November 2017 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.