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The Complete StreetFor the first time, TheSailingChannel has brought together all five Don Street videos. Don has decades of offshore sailing experience. Through his videos, you can learn from one of the legendary sailors of our time. For 57 years, Don sailed Iolaire, his 46 ft engineless wooden yawl built in 1905. He crossed the Atlantic numerous times, and is largely responsible for opening up the Caribbean to modern cruisers through his Imray-Iolaire charts and Caribbean cruising guides. Don has also contributed a wealth of knowledge about ocean sailing through his two volume set, The Ocean Sailing Yacht, as well as countless articles for major sailing magazines.
Don Street Sailors' Knots & Line HandlingDon starts by covering 8 basic knots then adds more advanced knots like the rolling hitch, fisherman's bend, and tow boat hitch. With a down to earth style, he teaches you how to tie each knot and most importantly, when to use it, making a sometimes difficult subject easy and pleasurable.
Don Street's Streetwise Tips Vol. 1From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library, this 56-minute how-to sailing video is hosted by veteran charter skipper and sailing author, Don Street. Don explains Heavy Weather Preparation and Sailing Tactics; Foredeck Work; Mainsail Flaking Systems; Sail Repairs; Distance Offshore & Simplified Celestial Navigation; and Rigging Boom Preventers for jibe prevention.
DonStreet's Streetwise Tips Vol. 2More sailing tips from Don Street so you can cruise safely and with confidence. Every sailor should carry this video on their Smart Phone, iPod, Tablet or onboard computer for quick reference.
Cruising Instruction Vol. 1From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library, this 53-minute how-to video covers Anchor Penetration and Holding; Weather Forecasting and Routing; Anchoring under Sail; Securing a Mediterranean (Med) Mooring; and a Man Overboard (MOB) Recovery demonstration by the U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Team. Presenters include Gary Jobson plus sailing experts Hal Sutphen, John Rousmaniere, Frank Papy, Bill Biewenga, and Keith Taylor.
Cruising Instruction Vol. 2From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library, this 71 minute how-to sailing video hosted by America's Cup champion Gary Jobson addresses Safety-at-Sea, Cruising Equipment, and Sail Performance.
Suliere -Cruising the Exhumas & JumentosSail aboard Suliere, a 50 foot St. Francis ocean-going catamaran. Owners Paul and LInda have opted for the cruising lifestyle. Sail with them as they cruise the southern Bahamas, exploring the Exumas and remote Jumentos Cays. Also see Suliere - The Crossing, a documentary of her maiden voyage from South Africa to Grenada in the Caribbean.
Don Street Antigua Race Week `85A one hour award-winning documentary which lets you share the intense sailing action aboard Don Street's 80 year old, 42 foot, engineless yawl, "Iolaire" during Antigua Sailing Week, 1985, Iolarie's final appearance in one of the world's top sailing events. Included in "The Complete Street".
Beyond the West HorizonA 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 sailing adventures paved the way for future generations of cruising sailors who would follow in their wake, making blue water passage-making the more common experience it has become today.
Two's a CrewTwo veteran sailors return to the sea following a 15-year refit of their self-built Ferro cement ketch, "Banyandah" (aboriginal word meaning “home on the water”) which had carried them and their two sons around the world. With the kids grown, it's time to cast off the lines once again for new sailing adventures. Join Jack and Jude for a 9,000 mile, 3-year circumnavigation of Australia.
Raw Faith: a Family SagaA film by Gregory Roscoe.
In 1997, the McKay family decided to build a three masted Galleon as a way for the family to voyage and see new places. However, the boat needed to be handicapped accessible for their daughter. This accommodation evolved into a mission to bring accessible sailing to others. In 1998, the family started construction down east in Addison, Maine. Working with his three sons over four years, George McKay built RawFaith. She was 118 feet long, 26 feet wide and weighed 300 tons. The McKay's launched RawFaith on August 3, 2003. After a series of adventures, shake down cruises and challenges, which included dismastings and family breakdowns, RawFaith was lost at sea in December 2010. RawFaith is a family saga told through the lens of a man, a mission, and a boat.
600 Days to Cocos & the Galapagos IslandsCompleted in 1976, this is a two part sailing documentary by skipper and noted Hollywood cinematographer, Gene Evens (Roots, Jeremiah Johnson, Lady Sings the Blues, Batman and many more movie and television productions) and his wife Josie aboard their 32 foot sloop, "Discubridor" ("Discoverer"). Their sailing adventure takes them over 10,000 miles from southern California south to Costa Rica, offshore to Cocos Island and the Galapagos Islands, then home to San Diego. Along the way they explore remote locales, fish, struggle against storms, and on a few occasions fight for survival.
Transatlantic with StreetA 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. 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 just in time for Christmas.
Suliere: The CrossingFrom St. Francis, South Africa, sail south aboard the 50 foot catamaran, Suliere, on her maiden voyage stopping at Cape Town then heading northwest across the Atlantic to the Caribbean island of Grenada. Find out what it's like to sail one of the world's longest ocean passages. Your port of departure is St. Francis in South Africa then onto Cape Town for final commissioning. Once underway, stop in the middle of the Atlantic on the famous island of St. Helena where Napoleon was imprisoned, then make your final passage to Grenada, gateway to the exotic Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Learn and feel what it's like to live the dream of long range cruising under sail. Also see Suliere - Cruising the Exumas & Jumentos.
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