A film by Gavin Shaw - One of the first sailing documentaries shot on video.Classic Atlantic ocean 5,000 mile trade wind passage shot in 1986 aboard noted 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 on Antigua in the Caribbean. First landfall is Vigo in dense fog. Next, a short-handed 800 mile passage to Madeira. Then enroute to the Canaries, the desolate and dangerous Salvage Islands. The trade winds fill in at 20 N and it's an easy reach to the Verdes. From there, a fast 14-day run of 2100 miles with whales, water rationing, a leaky bilge bring Iolaire safely into Antigua. You may want to check out The Complete Street, which includes all 5 Don Street videos at a package price. www.thesailingchannel.tv/don-street/ Presented by www.TheSailingChannel.TV.Browse our VOD collection at https://vimeo.com/sailflix/vod_pages/ Join our eNewsletter at www.thesailingchannel.tv/join for news and discount offers.
UNCAS was build by Artisan Boatworks in 2012. Video credit - Alison Langley Photography, www.langleyphoto.com. ...Read more
The Little Ships of England - 1943 Wooden Boatbuilding Educational Documentary - Ella73TV A look at the traditional craft of wooden boat building, and the important roles those little ships play. 'From the woods of Britain comes timber--oak, ash and elm--for the little ships. The scene shifts to skilled shipwrights at work in a West- country shipyard, and shifts again to the exciting rescue of a fighter pilot by a launch on patrol. At Dunkirk the little ships sailed into the pages of English history.' (Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1942-1943) ...Read more
The Last Cape Horners - The End of the Great Sailing Ship Era Gustaf Erikson of Finland owned the last great fleet of sailing ships the world would ever see. He employed them in the last trade left to the sailing ship, the carriage of grain from Australia to Europe by way of treacherous Cape Horn. Now old men, the last of the true Cape Horners tell of the dreadful conditions in which they lived and worked while sailing the great souther ocean towards the Horn. The film is illustrated with amazing archival footage shot on board three of these vessels in the las days of sail. Running time 72 minutes plus 20 minutes of extra interviews. ...Read more
The 1938 Hurricane : "A Wind To Shake The World" - Everett S. Allen The full video version of Everett S. Allen's 1976 Best Seller "A Wind To Shake The World - The Story of The 1938 Hurricane" produced and directed by M.L.Baron. This award winning classic takes you back in time to the year 1938 and the hurricane which took away "the age of innocence". "The greens and commons of New England will never be the same. Picture postcard memories of the oldest part of The United States are gone with the wind and flood. The day of "the biggest wind" has just passed and a great part of most picturesque America, as old as the Pilgrims, has gone beyond recall or replacement" -AP, September 22, 1938. Everett S. Allen recalls his first day on the job with The New Bedford Standard-Times on Wednesday, September 21st, 1938. He was wondering what his first story would be...that day he...Read more