Untold: The race of the century to premiere on Netflix

Los Angeles: Propagate, a leading developer, producer, and distributor of more than five thousand hours of programming across broadcast, cable, digital and emerging platforms, announced today the September 6 release of its latest film, ‘The Race of the Century’, the tale of a group of Aussies who banded together to dethrone the New York Yacht Club

Premiering as part of the critically acclaimed Netflix docuseries “UNTOLD: Volume 2”, The Race of the Century tells the tale of a group of Australians who banded together to dethrone the New York Yacht Club and break the longest-running win streak in history — 132 years— in the most prestigious sailing competition in the world.

Directed by Emmy Award-winning brothers Chapman and Maclain Way and produced by Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens and Isabel San Vargas of Propagate, the film features never-before-seen footage and imagery and sits down with John Bertrand, Dennis Conner and other key members of the 1983 U.S. and Australian crews as they share their incredible experience of the ultimate race to victory.

The film also highlights the astounding talents of engineer Benny Lexcen, and his radical design of the fastest yacht in history that revolutionized the sport of sailing.

“The 1983 America’s Cup is an incredible story of characters and patriotism,” Chapman Way said.

“What really fascinated us was that the competition was less about physical athleticism, and more of a test of engineering and intelligence. The America’s Cup is really our country’s best minds versus your country’s best minds, and our country’s best resources versus your country’s best resources.”

Netflix’s “UNTOLD: Volume 2” is a four-week docuseries event that once again brings fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports. From football to basketball and streetball to sailing, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have.

Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat.

“Opportunities to share a cinematic adventure like this are what inspire our team every day,” Howard T. Owens said.

“It’s always a pleasure to work with talented directors like the Ways and with our friends at Netflix to bring these stories to life and we are confident that ‘UNTOLD: The Race of the Century’ will resonate with both sailors and non-sailors alike.”

For more information on Propagate please visit: http://www.propagatecontent.com

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