Welcome to TheSailingChannel.TV

A library of pay-to-view and free curated sailing movies: documentaries and web series, how-to sail videos and boat maintenance videos — available through Streaming, Downloads, and DVDs from sailing filmmakers around the globe.


A film by Roger Olson

Running time: 53 minutes.
Join Roger Olson on his 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter “Xiphias” as he sails through the islands of New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Solomons in this 16mm color documentary he filmed back in the early 1980s.

Learn more about Roger Olson.


A video by Lin & Larry Pardey

Running time: 88 minutes
Lin & Larry Pardey Cruising Tips Video demonstrates over two dozen  tips to prepare your boat for offshore voyages. Follow their advice and make your vessel safer, easier to handle, and more enjoyable to sail. On board their 29 foot wooden cutter, Taleisin-the boat that was their home for over 100,000 miles of voyaging learn how to get ready to cruise.

Share Your Love of Sailing

Choose from our large library of free and paid sailing documentaries,  how-to sail videos, and boat maintenance videos.  Whether you sail across a lake, a bay, or an ocean, you’ll find our sailing movies inspiring and informative.  Our filmmakers are sailors who share your passion for adventure, travel, exploration, and the fun of just messing about in boats. Please consider purchasing a video to support our producers.

With offer both Downloads and DVDs of our pay-to-view titles.  For Video Downloads, we highly recommend using our Vimeo Sailflix option. Purchase the download through Vimeo On Demand for off-line viewing and get free online streaming everywhere there’s a Vimeo App: computer, tablet, smart phone, smart TV.  Most of our Vimeo titles are available for rental at about half the price of the Download. Want a DVD or Blu-ray? Purchase them directly through TheSailingChannel online store using Paypal. Credit Cards also accepted.

Check out the site using Search to find videos…

  • by destination… like Caribbean, Atlantic, and Australia
  • by how-to topic… like Rigging, Sail Trim, and Cruising Budget
  • or by producer… like Pardey, Jobson, Street, and Klang.

Click on a movie poster or use our navigation menu to watch free trailers, get more information, and make purchases. Throughout our site, you’ll find free curated videos from our dozens of YouTube and Vimeo playlists.


FREE: WORLD ON WATER – Weekly Global Sailing News Report

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story

Our Public Television Documentary. Nominated for a Southcoast EMMY. Check for PTV stations, air dates & timesCLICK HERE to purchase a HD Download, DVD, or Blu-ray with Extras.

Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story Video

FREE: 59 Degrees North – Andy Schell’s Audio Podcast

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