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The Hum is about sailing legend Geoff Stagg, and his yacht Whispers. Directed by Tony Williams and written by Martyn Sanderson, the doco is a paean to the lure of sailing, focusing on Stagg’s colourful personality, and his veteran ocean-racing crew, as they take on the Wellington to Kapiti Island and down to the Sounds race. Fortunately for the film they deliver on reputation. Dolphins, Strait squalls, streaking, ciggies, and some fierce 70s moustaches are all in a weekend’s sailing. Stagg would go on to head renowned Farr Yacht Design (now Stagg Yachts).


On Making The Hum by Tony Williams 12.11.2010

Cameraman Rory O’Shea was the driving force behind this documentary being made. A keen yachtie himself, he suggested the Wellington to Picton yacht race would be a good background to a story about Geoff Stagg.

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It’s a hobby, an obsession, a lifetime commitment ... it’s like standing in a cold shower in a raincoat ripping up dollar notes. 
It’s Stagg’s reputation that where other boats might run for cover he’ll be crowding on more sail. 
She [Mum] knew that I was going to be a yachtsman — a successful yachtsman. I used to sit on the bloody potty reading the Rudder magazine. From that day on she knew it was all on.