Welcome to TheSailingChannel
We offer engaging sailing videos about the cruising lifestyle produced by Sailor/Producers who have a knack for storytelling, an eye for imagery, and the ability to teach the sailing skills they have mastered while voyaging thousands of ocean miles. You can view a free video preview of each program.
After your purchase, we will email you a URL where you can log in and download your video. If you don't see this email in your inbox within a few minutes after your purchase, please check your junk or spam folder. Your login will remain available for four days and you can download a video file up to three times. We've made both Windows Media (wmv) and QuickTime (mov and/or mp4) files available. These are the same video. Download the version you prefer. If in the future, you lose a file, just email support and we will replace it at no charge.
For iPads or iPhones, you need to download the mp4 (or m4v) file using a separate App. Alternately, download the file to your computer then transfer it to your Apple mobile device via the iTunes Library. To make your purchase and download our videos directly to your iPad or iPhone, we recommend the Video D/L App from the iPad App Store. It also lets you transfer files to and from your computer. For detailed instructions, read our Video Download FAQS. If you use an Android tablet or Smart Phone, you can download our videos directly.
Our digital video files are designed to play on your PC or MAC computer, either in a window or full screen. You can also watch them on modern large screen TVs using a USB Thumb Drive or Local Area Network. These files WILL NOT PLAY in a standard DVD player. If you prefer to watch videos via a DVD player, please purchase the DVD versions that we offer. You can find a complete list of our sailing DVDs at our Ship's Store.
Our Video Downloads are Green and are about half the price of a DVD with no additional shipping and handling charges. However, video files are larbe, up to 1 GB. Visit our Download Test Page to estimate download time based on your Internet connection speed. If you have dial-up or DSL, it's too slow. We recommend you purchase the DVD version (we provide a DVD Add to Cart button for most titles) or try our SailFlix Rentals on YouTube and Vimeo.
NOTE: Most file download programs will NOT work with our system. Download files using your web browser. We recommend the free Google Chrome web browser, which keeps you informed of download progress and gives you access to your download files in its bottom browser bar.
Please visit our main Ship's Store for a complete list of our videos, books, music, and gear.