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Untold: The Race of the Century

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Docu about historic sea competition has some language.

Movie NR 2022 83 minutes
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With its truly inspiring message of grit and determination from an underdog competitor, this film is an ideal teaching tool for kids and teens. Sailing since the age of 12 was a boyhood dream for John Bertrand, Australia II's captain in Untold: The Race of the Century. "My great-grandfather was involved in the construction of three America's Cup boats," he says. "My grandfather was a professional fisherman, and he'd teach me."

Bertrand soon arrived in the United States with an MIT scholarship to study marine engineering and then pursued a career in sail racing. With an opportunity to take on the forever champions of the United States crew at the 1983 America's Cup, Bertrand says he helped invite "the best of the best" with "brilliant minds" to join the Australia team. "To take on the United States was a huge psychological mountain," says Bertrand of the bold decision. "We had the audacity to think that we could do it." And the rest is history.

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