We've heard of a drive-in, but a sail-in?
Boaters visiting this year’s Cowes
Week will be able to watch a film whilst afloat at the world’s first-ever
Sail-In Cinema. A 10.5m wide and 5.5m high screen will be provided off Cowes
Esplanade, and boats moored across the Solent will be able to watch the film
and tune in to Cowes Radio (87.7FM) to listen to the soundtrack.
It was perhaps inevitable that the
film to be screened, chosen by public vote, is the maritime epic ‘Master and
Commander: The Far Side of the World’, based on the books written by Patrick
O’Brian, and starring Russell Crowe. The one-off sail-in screening will take
place on Friday 12 August beginning at 7pm.
Harbourmasters at Cowes, Southampton and Portsmouth
have warned that all mariners should maintain an efficient lookout and navigate
with extreme caution in the Solent throughout the duration of Cowes Week.