Recommended Sailing dvd
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 May 2012 12:46 Written by Tuesday, 27 December 2011 10:06
Ice Blink http://www.thesailingchannel.tv/iceblink/ A real cruising family. The Dvd covers not only a voyage but their family sailing ethos with a good balance of interviews and logs. The beginning of their story is told in their book “into the light” which details Dave and Jaja Martin’s circumnavigation in a 25′ yacht creating a couple of kids on the way. This dvd shows the family cruising aboard a 33′ yacht in the waters of Norway, Greenland, and Iceland.
Keep turning left http://www.keepturningleft.co.uk/ hundreds of films of shoal sailing in a Mirror Offshore with a sense of humour around the UK from an ex BBC cameraman.
Ready to Cross Oceans, Lin and Larry Pardey
A cruising couple like no other. This is the ideal video to give you some much needed perspective on what it really takes to sail oceans. You might not buy into their approach but if your trapped in the idea that a large engine and power hungry gadgets make the cruising yacht this will help you appreciate the other side. Well produced dvd in a series, their books really are a must.
Francesco Mediterranean Voyage
Deep Water Dvd
A documentary detailing Donald Crowhurst tragic participation in the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race.
Morning Light Dvd
follow a team of US college students being selected, trainied and sailing the Transpac.
Wind, Matthew Modine,
Americas Cup fiction from Hollywood.
White Squall, Geoff Bridges
A coming of age movie from Hollywood.
Master and Commander, Russell Crowe, Patrick O’BrianLearn More
Around the world sailing video
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2012 08:25 Written by Monday, 26 December 2011 11:17
A unique video covering a circumnavigation by Canadian Yves Gélina back in the early 80′s can be downloaded from the sailingchannel.tv. Around the World won a number of film awards in its day and its production quality ahead of its time sailing withYves sailing his 30ft Alberg 30 – jean du sud – around the Cape’s. The audio and video quality excellent and the narrative works really well, I particularly like the SSB chat back to base. Rather than a destination video this is all about the sailing and challengesYves faces and his engineering abilities, what comes out is the strong self reliant attitude the Jean has – puts other more recent “better equipped” circumnavigations into perspective. I beleive the book is only in french but while watching it I imagine it must be the closets video of the voyage that Robin Knox Johnston sailed single handed (and non-stop) around the world in the late 60′s.
I’ve seen other more recent videos and this although from the early 80′s its the best I’ve seen. Excellent. For more information on his adventure and selfsteering gear check out capehorm.com