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Solo yacht race with female stowaway

Hi everyone. I’m trying to identify a film I saw on TV about a wealthy young man who competes in a solo long-distance (i.e. taking a number of days to complete) yacht race. Unbeknownst to him, he has a young woman stowaway. They have had some sort of relationship in the past but since broken up. When he discovers her on board, some hours after the race has started, he is furious, probably because under race rules he will be disqualified. I expect he has some still unresolved issues with the woman too.  However, he continues to compete in the race (!) and as time goes by their relationship becomes amicable and then romantic to the point where they anchor up and have sex. In the end I think he wins the race though this seems highly improbable in that he anchored up for some hours and had too many people on board! Perhaps it’s a metaphor for winning the girl?

I don’t know whether it was a made-for-TV or silver-screen production. Either way it was probably quite low budget.  It was probably in colour, and contemporary with the time of production which was mostly likely the 1960’s, though if a made-for-TV movie it could have been the 1970’s.

Thanks for any title suggestions.

In fIght to the death man uses outboard motor as weapon

Hi everyone. I saw a movie on TV in the late ’70’s – early 80’s in which in one scene two muscular men (one dark-skinned, the other light – probably) were fighting for their lives inside something like a large equipment shed, possibly storing marine paraphenalia. One grabs an outboard motor (that happens to be sitting there), starts it and uses its spinning propeller blade as a weapon. As I recall, the outcome of the fight is not immediately revealed and it is not until a later scene where the audience sees one of the two men that they can conclude what happened. In a later scene the blood-stained walls of the shed might be shown as the body of the dead man is discovered.

So much for the details I am sure of, now moving into more speculative waters… the plot is probably about two antagonistic groups of characters, one good, the other bad, competing to obtain something of value. (Incidentally, the man who died in the fight was probably on the ‘good’ side and therefore obviously not the male lead) The story may have a marine theme, set on or near the sea, possibly some sort of salvage job or dive for treasure.

The film was probably in colour, probably made for the big screen, probably there is a love interest sub-plot. Story was contemporary with the time of production which I guess was in the 1960’s or 50’s.

Hope someone can identify this film. As I recall it, the fight scene is sufficiently dramatic to be quite memorable therefore someone who has seen the movie is bound to know its name. Thanks.