PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport
Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.
Names of many of the boats seen in the movie include: "Senta", "Eureka!", "Pizzazz", "Platypus", "Boomerang", "Radiance", "Geronimo", "At Least", "Safe Conduct II", "Impact III", "Amazing Grace", "Trivial Pursuit", and the "Spirit of Newport".
Early in the film, an American skipper is shown admiring and touching a "winged keel" prior to America losing the America's Cup in 1983. However, the "winged keel" design was a fiercely guarded secret, only known to select Australians until they revealed its design after their historic 1983 America's Cup victory. There was no way an American skipper knew of its design prior to 1983 and there were certainly no "winged keel" yachts in existence in the US prior to 1983.