Episode 49 of The Sailing Podcast is with Film Maker Emilie Svennson. The movie ‘Sailing on a Shoestring’ is a sailing documentary by Emilie Svennson about her father Erik Svennson. Erik built a ferro-cement yacht in South Africa during the apathied and travelled for 8 years – all before Emilie was even born. It is a touching movie reliving the stories of adventure and concluding with the search for the yacht ‘Cam-Rita’.
During the interview we hear how:
- the film began as a college project
- Emilie used Kickstarter to finance the movie
- How it effected her relationship with her father
- How to get a 20% discount on the price to download the movie
Click on the media player below to listen
Sailing on a Shoestring
Emilie was kind enough to offer a discount to listeners of The Sailing Podcast. To get 20% off the download price of ‘Sailing on a Shoestring’ on the website Gumroad use the coupon code ‘sailing13’
How to get the 20% discount on Gumroad
Step 1 – Go to the Gumroad website – www.gumroad.com/emsven13
Click on the image/cover of the movie pictured below:
Step 2 – Click on the button that says:
Step 3 – Type in the coupon code – sailing13
Step 4 – Continue on with checkout and download the movie
Please send your thanks to Emilie for sharing her story at The Sailing Podcast. You can send her a message via:
Twitter – @emsven13 – https://twitter.com/EMSVEN13
Instagram – @emsven13 – https://instagram.com/emsven13
From the Gumroad website:
Erik Svensson, a 70-year-old father and husband, tells the stories of his sailing adventures, describing a life that few could ever dream of. He built a cement boat in South Africa during the height of the Apartheid, and sailed the Atlantic three times, surviving the elements and cheating death.
As his story unfolds, Erik reunites with his former girlfriend, Mandy, and long-time best friend and brief co-sailor, Peter, to provide a more detailed account of his harrowing Atlantic crossings.
The story takes a dramatic turn as Erik, with a sudden stroke of inspiration, ventures off to find the 40-year-old vessel that carried him across the ocean, the CAM’RITA. The outcome of the vessel that provided him with such extraordinary adventures, and a lifetime of stories, remains a mystery until the very end.
Filmed by his youngest daughter, Emilie Svensson, “Sailing On A Shoestring” is a feature length documentary that will lead the audience to question the very essence of what it means to live a meaningful, and fulfilling life.