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 Sea of Love Productions

An account of a passage from New Zealand to Tonga late in the 2012 season. It was a bumpy affair. We were very happy to get away from the cold New Zealand winter and very happy to arrive in Tonga. For more see http://www.omsailing.com


A Film by Gavin Shaw

Running time: 1 Hour 57 minutes
A classic trade wind 5,000 mile Transatlantic crossing shot in 1986 aboard legendary sailor/author Don Street’s 1905 engineless 44 foot yawl, Iolaire. Documents Iolair’s ninth Atlantic crossing from Ireland with eleven ocean islands along the way to Christmas in the Caribbean. Produced when small video cameras were rare, this jewel of a documentary was shot with a small format experimental JVC camera on VHS-C tape. This small package allowed the filmmaker to capture the intimate daily moments of a long ocean voyage, oceanscapes, and the many magnificent Atlantic islands along the passage. Today’s HD cameras and digital editing technology are allowing many more sailors to share their ocean adventures. Click here for more about this and other Don Street videos.

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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