This documentary is made of actual interviews with Crowhurst (prior to the race) and the other sailors. This includes modern-day interviews with the (now older) sailors and his widow and son. It's a fairly complete picture of a man in desparate financial trouble, taking on a costly voyage beyond his skills. Crowhurst was a man unable to adjust to the single-handed voyage and it got the best of him. He persuaded himself to cheat, and then to take his own life, rather than face his family and the media at the finish.