The Ultimate Ride is a feature length documentary film about the history of the A scow. Dating back to the late 1800’s the A scow is the largest, fastest, and most powerful of all the scows. The A scow has enjoyed a resurgence in competitive racing since it was retooled in 1979 and the class is now stronger than ever. Although the same basic size and shape as the original 1890's boats, it has modern, sophisticated rigging and gear needed to make this incredible boat perform and last for years. Clocked at over 25 MPH, this "rocket ship" is not for the novices. It requires practiced crew of 6 to handle this scow - the ultimate boat in scow racing -The Ultimate Ride!

We started shooting in August 2004 and have covered every major regatta since that time. We literally have hundreds of hours of live action shot and have been compiling archived footage dating back to 1929. In addition to the sailing footage the film will feature interviews with names such as Buddy and Harry Melges, Brian and John Porter, Bob and  Robbie Evans, the Perrigo family, Hermann Nunnemacher, names that are engraved on some of the oldest sailing trophies in the country. Names that are synonymous with the A scows design and evolution. Names that continue to win Regional, National and World Championships in other classes.

Narrated by Gary Jobson, The Ultimate Ride will be a sailing movie like no other, soon the rest of the world will see how truly magnificent these racing machines really are.

A scows - The Ultimate Ride


               
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