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A collection of free and paid voyaging and how-to sailing films from producers around the globe.
Oldies but Goodies
Around the World with Jean-du-Sud (English) - HD Trailer
A film by Yves Gélinas
NOW IN HD. TheSailingChannel is honored to offer what many consider to be the finest sailing film ever made. In attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo and Gaspé through the Roaring Forties and around Cape Horn alone aboard his Alberg 30, Jean-du-Sud, Canadian Yves Gélinas added his exceptional adventure to the art of sailing a small boat around the world. To self-steer his boat, Yves invented and built his own wind vane system, today known a Cape Horn and used by thousands of sailors to steer their vessels across oceans. Even though Yves was unable to complete the circumnavigation non-stop, Jean-du-Sud was the smallest boat up to that time to sail that route. In acknowledgement, the Joshua Slocum Society International bestowed on Gélinas the Golden Circle Award.
"I had a lot of time to meditate – the phone did not ring often – but I must say I haven’t had any great revelations, I did not experience nirvana or samadhi. Yet I have known many moments of total contentment : ends of days when the sun dove into the sea splashing half the sky with warm light...The trade wind caressing naked skin (it is almost as good as if it came from a loved one)…The simple pleasure of watching the bow of my boat slice through the surface of the sea, pushed, but also guided by an invisible force : the magic of the wind…."
Palme d'Or (unanimous jury)
La Rochelle International Film Festival
(France, October 1983)
- Around the World with Jean-du-Sud (English) - HD Trailer
- Voyages of Entr'acte: The Partnership
- Sail Trim & Performance Sailing with Gary Jobson
- Beyond the West Horizon
- Part 1 - 600 Days: To Cocos Island
- Part 2: - 600 Days: Cocos to the Galapagos Islands
- Cruising Has No Limits
- Transatlantic with Street
- Pardey - Storm Tactics: Cape Horn Tested
- Don Street: Antigua Race Week
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59 Degrees North – Andy Schell’s Audio Podcast
Paul & Sheryl Shard Return
59 NORTH SAILING PODCAST Paul and Sherly Shard Return
Episode 148 Paul & Sheryl Shard talk to us live from Toronto about their start in sailing, how they got into movie-making, combining their passion for movies, travel and sailing, Paul’s career as a boat-builder, Sheryl’s theatre background and lots more! Audience Q&A included throughout.
Instead, episode 148 is another interview with Paul & Sheryl Shard of the Distant Shores sailing tv show. I’ve been hanging on to this one for a while now – we recorded it live in Toronto back in January – and it’s a really cool deep dive into their sailing history, the popularity of their show, some of their favorite stories from over the years and all their traveling and lots more. Paul & Sheryl are professional media people, so they do a really nice job of storytelling. We mixed in a few audience questions throughout as well.
Mia and I have gotten to know the Shard’s quite well over the past several years. They’re some of our favorite people in sailing, and we love catching up with them at boat shows and on the water. In fact, while we were racing Isbjorn in the Caribbean 600, we saw them sailing north, and downwind, as we sailed south and around Montserrat, beating our brains out upwind in the race!
As for Isbjorn, she remains on the canal next to Pam Wall’s house in Ft. Lauderdale. Mia and I head back down on May 15th ahead of our next leg north to Annapolis. We have some very cool projects in the works with Pam that I’ll just tease now, but which won’t release for a while, so stay tuned for news on that. Our passages are sold out for the rest of 2016, but we’ve got a lot of cool stuff happening in 2017, including two Atlantic crossings and some sailing in the Azores and Scotland, so check out the calendar and register at 59-north.com/offshore to come sailing with us! And just today I got the maps for our 2018 passage routes to the Arctic and Iceland from our graphics guy Steve Olson, which is VERY exciting! I’ll be opening those trips and publishing the full schedule soon, for what will truly be the adventure of a lifetime!
Finally, if you enjoy the podcast, please do me a favor and review it on iTunes. I appreciate all the great feedback – if you’ve emailed me at some point and I haven’t replied, send a gentle reminder and I promise I will! I genuinely try to get to all of them, and really enjoy hearing from our fans.
Okay, with that, please enjoy my latest conversation, live from Toronto, with Paul & Sheryl Shard!