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A collection of free and paid voyaging and how-to sailing films from producers around the globe.
Oldies but Goodies
Trailer: Beyond the West Horizon
A film by Eric & Susan Hiscock
In the late 1950's, very few "middle class" sailors had taken small sailing craft on long voyages. British Sailors, Eric and Susan Hiscock became pioneers in making long trans-oceanic passages in a small sailboat to what was then quite remote destinations. Their sailing adventures paved the way for future generations of cruising sailors who would follow in their wake, making blue water passage-making the more common experience it has become today.
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Working with the Beaulieu Film and Video Library at the UK National Motor Museum Trust, TheSailingChannel.TV has restored "Beyond the West Horizon" and digitally remastered it to HD.
A film by Eric and Susan Hiscock.
ABOUT THE HISCOCKS
The Hiscocks shared their sailing adventures in several books and made this 16mm color documentary about their 3-year circumnavigation aboard their 30 foot wooden sloop, Wanderer III. The couple departed from Yarmouth Isle of Wight on the 19th of July 1959 and returned on August 8th, 1962. Prior to their departure, the BBC provided some camera training, a 16mm windup camera, and 4000 feet of color film stock. During their 30,189 mile circumnavigation, Eric and Susan meticulously filmed their voyage and their many land falls. On their return, the BBC edited a 91-minute documentary based on a script and narration written by Eric. The finished film aired on BBC television in January 1963.
Read the July 2014 review by Herb McCormick, Senior Editor, Cruising World Magazine
interviews with Lin & Larry Pardey about their friendship with the Hiscocks; and Thies Matzen and Kicki Erickson, longtime adventure sailors and current owners of Wanderer III, the vessel sailed by the Hiscock and featured in their film.
- Trailer: Beyond the West Horizon
- Cruising Has No Limits
- Around the World with Jean-du-Sud (English) - HD Trailer
- zacko partnership voyage of entracte trailer ame vimeo 2mbit 640x480
- Sail Trim & Performance Sailing with Gary Jobson
- Part 1 - 600 Days: To Cocos Island
- Part 2: - 600 Days: Cocos to the Galapagos Islands
- Preview: Transatlantic with Street
- Pardey - Storm Tactics: Cape Horn Tested
- Trailer: Don Street - Antigua Race Week
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Choose from our large selection of free and paid sailing destination documentaries and how-to sail 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. Enjoy the free stuff? Please consider purchasing a video in support of our curation efforts.
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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!