Classic Sailing Films

  • Beyond the West Horizon
    Movie + 3 extras

    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...

  • 600 Days to Cocos & the Galapagos Islands HD

    Movie + 3 extras

    Theater Edition Restoration in HD with added special features.

    A film by Gene and Josie Evans
    Completed in 1976, this two part sailing documentary was shot in 16mm color film by noted Hollywood cinematographer, Gene Evans, cameraman for "Roots" the miniseries, and many feature films.

    Gene ...

  • The Last Sailors: The Final Days of Working Sail

    1 season

    The Last Sailors chronicles the working sailing craft still in use in third world countries during the last decades of the twentieth century. Orson Welles' narration gives the script the gravitas this subject deserves, as most of these sailors and their craft have now vanished forever.

    To make...

  • Kon-Tiki
    Movie + 3 extras

    Kon-Tiki

    Movie + 3 extras

    Kon-Tiki - A film by Thor Heyerdahl (B&W)
    1951 Academy-Award for Best Documentary.
    This classic 16mm documentary captures both a sea adventure and a scientific test of ancient sailing techniques. It changed views on where the peoples of polynesia originated.

    Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 adventure v...

  • Zaca: 1933 Templeton Crocker Scientific Expedition

    A short film by Luther Greene.
    In the spring of 1933, Templeton Crocker and a team of scientists sailed his schooner, Zaca across the Pacific from San Francisco, California to the Solomon islands. There, they visited two outlying isolated islands: Rennell and Bellona. Basically untouched by wes...

  • Errol Flynn: Crucero en el Zaca (Cruise of the Zaca)

    A short film by Errol Flynn.
    Flynn purchased the Zaca after WWII and restored her as his private party yacht. Flynn directed and narrated this documentary filmed along the east coast of Mexico in 1952. His father was marine scientist and is along on this voyage to do some ocean research. Prior ...

  • 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 ...

  • Transatlantic with Street

    Movie

    A film by Gavin Shaw
    One of the first sailing documentaries shot on video.
    Classic Atlantic ocean 5,000 mile tradewind 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 i...

  • Don Street Antigua Race Week 1985

    Movie

    A film by Charles Croft with Don Street
    A one hour award-winning documentary which lets you share the intense sailing action aboard Don Street's 80 year old, 44 foot, engineless yawl, "Iolaire" during Antigua Sailing Week 1985, Iolarie's final appearance in one of the world's top sailing events....

  • 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...