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Now you can also rent The Best Defense Video! Please click here to see more
Running Time:6.62 hs. - Price $75.00
It is now possible to obtain our entire collection of 12 films at a 25% discount to the individual price. That is 6.62 hours of classic sailing film for under $15 per hour. Delivery will be secure custom download
A note about image quality: As you see, these films were all made over 30 years ago, on 16mm film. They looked great when projected, but when it came time to transfer them to video, the trouble started. The non-digital transfer system was very low resolution compared to the HD video standard of today.
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Dick Enersen, President
78 Edward Ave. San Rafael, CA
I was born in San Francisco in 1943 and learned to sail in Belvedere, starting at the age of eight. My parents were golfers, uninterested in boats, so my odds of becoming an owner were not good. I learned, from lots of wonderful skippers, to be good crew. Meanwhile I got a terrific academic education, which widened my world considerably, leading to a Transpac in ’61, Bermuda in ’62, and the ’64 America’s Cup campaign on CONSTELLATION.
After a childhood theoretically aimed at law school, I tacked, at the last moment, in favor of a Masters degree in film, which led to my being recruited to work at KING Screen Productions in Seattle. KSP failed to live up to its ambition, so, after a couple of years, I was on my own.
My first sailing film was shot at the 1972 Olympic Games, in collaboration with Laszlo Pal, a fine filmmaker whom I met at KSP. I started Offshore as a way to distribute “Kiel Olympiad” and to finance and produce more films about the sport I love.
This website is dedicated to the two fellows on the left, Jay Broze and Randy Franken, both of whom worked on many of our films and both of whom crossed the bar way too soon. Also pictured are Maude Retchin Feil and John Borden. The photo was taken in 2007, at the 30th reunion of the “Best Defense” crew.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy our films.
Cheers, Dick Enersen