WWS Cinema Fundraiser

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Back on the big screen

1805.  One ship, 197 men, 4500 miles from home. Chasing a French ship twice her size. No retreat.

Please join us for drinks and a rip roaring sail adventure movie!

      • Friday 22nd November,  7pm reception at Artworks, 8pm Movie at Waiheke Cinema.
      • Tickets $25 including drinks and nibbles.

Come and meet Bernard and the apprentices and other people involved in the project.

How to buy tickets:

Tickets are limited to 50 so please buy in advance. You can get them from committee members or buy online as follows:

  1. Click the Donate Now button on the right of this page.  You will be taken to the GiveALittle website to make a donation to Waiheke Working Sail.
  2. Fill in the amount: $25 per ticket and your email address.  In the comment box write ‘tickets’ and the number of tickets you want.
  3. We will get an email confirming your donation and will send you confirmation that you are booked.
  4. On the night we will just tick you off at the door.

Master and Commander the Movie

Master and CommanderThe year is 1805. Europe has fallen to Napoleon, and only the Royal Navy stands in his way to total victory. Off the cost of South America, a new conflict is brewing. Captain Jack “Lucky Jack” Aubrey of the Man-of-War HMS Surprise is under orders to sink or capture the French privateer Acheron, which has been deployed to the region. After seven weeks of uneventful sailing, the Acheron strikes first, all but crippling the Surprise in an engagement in which Aubrey realizes his enemy’s ship is nautically superior to his own. Along with his close friend and confidant Stephan Maturin who also happens to be the ship’s surgeon, Aubrey is now faced with the choice of retreating to England and admitting defeat or remaining at the Acheron’s mercy. Aubrey must now do the impossible if he is to survive, repair his ship, catch up to his enemy and defeat the Acheron–somehow.

Based on the best selling novels by Patrick O’Brien with Russell Crowe as Aubrey and Paul Bettany as Maturin this is one of the best movies about the age of fighting sail.

Come and join your friends and help raise funds for the Waiheke Working Sail project.