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Miller Made Sailing Films Too

By now skiers have heard that ski filmmaker extraordinaire Warren Miller passed away at home on Orcas Island on Wednesday at the age of 93. What skiers — and sailors — may not know is that Miller made sailing films too. Among them were promotional films for the Hobie 33, an offshore-capable racing monohull designed by Hobie Alter and Phil Edwards and built by Hobie Cats in the 1980s. (See for more on the Hobie 33.)

A Hobie 33 racing from San Francisco to Hawaii in the 1980s. The boats are well suited for racing to Hawaii or Mexico and still do so. This is a screenshot from Hall of Fame Regatta Part II, shot in San Francisco. See also Hobie 33 Crash Test on YouTube.

© 2018 Warren Miller

We were unable to find another of Miller’s sailing films, Hot Yachts, Cold Water, about West Coast sailing. If you come across it, please let us know.

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