Bob Griffith sailed into Honolulu Harbor in 1960 and met fellow iconoclast Nancy Hirsch. From that moment they were wedded to the sea. Steering their 53-foot cutter Awahnee to places no small boat had been before, they spent decades navigating the relentless pull of family and adventure. Combining recent interviews with exquisitely textured archival 16-millimeter film—shot by Nancy, on location from Antarctica to Polynesia, in the 1960s and 1970s—Following Seas is not only a story of world records and sailing feats, but of a family who truly lived a self-determined life and made the sacrifices their dream demanded.

Directed by Tyler J. Kelley and Araby Williams. Produced by Tyler J. Kelley.




Following Seas

2016 US, PF, AQ 94 min
Festival Year: 2017
Types: Documentary, Feature
Topic: Freshwater & Oceans, Wildlife