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Documentaries about intrepid sailors who circle the globe.

  • Ep 3: The Dinghy

    Circumnavigator, David Haigh talks about his choice of an inflatable dinghy as a tender for his cruising yacht. Follow David's series: Making the Hard Decisions to go Cruising.

  • Ep 2: The Boat

    Circumnavigator David Haigh introduces us to Suhula, his 39 foot steel cutter. He describes his decision-making process to select the boat and the features he wanted for a safe and comfortable passage on his 12-year around-the-world voyage.

  • Ep 1: Personal History

    In this first episode, we open with a music video featuring "Sahula," the 39 foot steel cutter that David Haigh sailed around the world during a 12 year circumnavigation. Then we learn some personal history about David leading up to his voyage.

    NEXT: The Boat

  • Playlist: Making the Hard Decisions to go Cruising

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    A new series from Lin Pardey and TheSailingChannel.
    David Haigh, circumnavigator and Lin Pardey's sailing partner shares the lessons and accomplishments of his 12 year circumnavigation aboard.

  • TRAILER: Making the Hard Decisions to go Cruising

    A new series from Lin Pardey and TheSailingChannel.
    David Haigh, circumnavigator and Lin Pardey's sailing partner shares the lessons and accomplishments of his 12 year circumnavigation aboard
    "Sahula," his 39 foot steel cutter by E.G. Van de Stadt of Holland.

  • Odyssey to Cape Horn Island


    A film by photojournalist, Gene Anthony. In 1978, Gene achieved a personal quest. His sea story takes us on an inspirational odyssey aboard a tall ship across the Pacific to Cape Horn Island at the very southern tip of the Americas. Narrated by Peter Coyote, narrator for many of Ken Burns PBS doc...

  • Outfitting the Ideal Cruising Sailboat


    By Sailing Quarterly producers, Rob and Dee Dubin.

    After filming for 6 years and 24 episodes, the Dubins purchased a new bluewater cruising boat, "Ventana" - an Island Packet 40. They outfitted her with many of the gear and customizations featured in the series. In this video, the Dubins giv...

  • With Jean-du-Sud Around the World

    Movie + 3 extras

    A film by Yves Gélinas
    NOW IN HD. TheSailingChannel is honored to offer what many consider to be the finest sailing film ever made.

    A professional, color-corrected 2K scan from a pristine 16mm print to 1920x1080 full HD.

    In attempting to sail non–stop between Saint-Malo and Gaspé through ...

  • Red Dot on the Ocean: The Matt Rutherford Story

    Movie + 12 extras

    Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” 30-year old Matt Rutherford risked it all in an attempt to become the first person to sail alone, nonstop around North and South America. Red Dot on the Ocean is the story of Matt's death-defying voyage and the childhood odyssey that shaped him.

    An Emmy Nominated ...

  • Beyond the West Horizon

    Movie + 3 extras

    A film by Eric and 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...

  • Bluewater Destinations

    1 season

    A 6-part video series by Michael Briant.
    Join British Sailor and TV Director, Michael Briant as he voyages in the Caribbean and Pacific during his circumnavigation aboard Bambola, his 1980 Moody 36 center cockpit sloop,

    Begin your journey sailing from Trinidad to Panama, stopping at seldom vi...

  • Cruising Has No Limits - Pardey Sailing Adventures

    Movie + 1 extra

    Join Lin and Larry Pardey at their New Zealand home base as they recount some of their most memorable adventures during more than 30 years of cruising. Adventures include a "Champagne Safari on a beer budget" in southern Africa, a Brazilian island encounter, and an Irish summer of music and class...

  • LATV S2:17: Advanced Cruising Seminar

    Bob’s annual event in Redondo Beach, CA. Cruising feature: Lats & Atts welcomes back Captain Woody to L.A. (6:07) as he completes his circumnavigation. Woody discusses his voyage with video clips and stills. Sailing Tip from Capt. Jack Klang. Bob's Attitudes.

  • Jim MacBeth Interviews Lin & Larry Pardey


    Filmed in Fremantle Australia in 1993, fellow cruising sailor Jim MacBeth interviews Lin and Larry Pardey during the prime of their sailing careers. Talking aboard Taliesin, the Pardey's 29.5 foot Lyle Hess designed, self-built, engineless wooden cutter, Lin and Larry describe how they got starte...