100 Years of Sailing Obsession

Invented in the early 1900s in the area around Barcelona, the patí vela – a wooden, hand-made catamaran without a rudder – is experiencing a renaissance of renewed interest. Their adrenaline-pumping high speeds, need to use bodyweight for maneuvering and adherence to traditional craft makes the patí an obsession for the tight-knit group of “addicts” who build and sail them.

Rafel Figuerola, owner and lead boatbuilder of the Club Patí Vela Barcelona, says the result of arduous months in the workshop is a boat personalized to a specific sailor, a boat with “soul.”

Original title

100 Years of Sailing Obsession

Production country

Spain

(Catalunya)

Year

2022

Duration

00h:07m:09s

Genre

Documentary

Original languaje

Spanish; Catalan

Subtitles

English

Sport

Other

Direction

Nathan Siegel

Production

Nathan Siegel

Trailer

Sessions where it is shown

Starboard 22 February 18:30 FUNDACIÓ BARCELONA CAPITAL NÀUTICA
Sport outdoor 26 February 19:30 EUSES (Escola Universitària de la Salut i l’Esport) – Campus de Salt

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