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Videos and DVDs

Don Street Video Clips

 

Don Street's videos first came out in the 1980s as  VHS tapes. Then they were transfered to DVDs. Now they are available from TheSailingChannel.TV as Digital Downloads, Streaming Rentals, and included with our subscription service, Sailflix.com. And Don's videos are still available on DVD if you prefer.

The Complete Street 5 Video Series

Buy or rent the series through Sailflix Vimeo On Demand. Individual titles available separately. Enjoy online viewing everywhere there is a Vimeo App: computer, tablet, smart phone, smart tv. When you buy a download you also get unlimited online streaming.
A video series with Don Street
Running time: 5 hours 45 minutes.


For the first time, TheSailingChannel.TV is offering all five Don Street sailing videos in one economical package:

  • Streetwise, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, which contain a wealth of sailing tips
  • Sailor Knots, Line Handling & Throwing – all the knots you need to know
  • Transatlantic with Street, a primer on blue water sailing
  • Antigua Race 1985, a classic Caribbean racing documentary

Available through Vimeo On Demand as Downloads and Streaming Rentals. Enjoy online viewing everywhere there is a Vimeo App: computer, tablet, smart phone, smart tv. When you buy a download you also get unlimited online streaming. Also available on DVD and with a subscription to Sailflix.com, our streaming service that gives you access to our entire sailing video library.

Transatlantic with Street

 

 

This documentary was made by Gavin Shaw in 1985 using a small handheld camcorder. Everyone said it was impossible to make a viable video with a camcorder, but over 11,500 copies have been sold -- and it is still selling strong. Available on TheSailingChannel.TV.

 

Available through Vimeo On Demand as Downloads and Streaming Rentals. Enjoy online viewing everywhere there is a Vimeo App: computer, tablet, smart phone, smart tv. When you buy a download you also get unlimited online streaming. Also available on DVD and with a subscription to Sailflix.com, our streaming service that gives you access to our entire sailing video library.

 

ABOUT THE VIDEO

For nearly forty years, Don Street made annual Atlantic crossings sailing to and from his home in Ireland to the Caribbean island of Antigua. He auditioned sailors for his crew and passed down the bluewater sailing skills he had learned from previous generations of old salts along with his own experiences. Transatlantic with Street is the result of such a voyage. For crew member Gavin Shaw, this was his first transatlantic passage. A high level ad executive in the UK, Gavin obtained a state-of-the-art, small 3/4 inch video camera from JVC and shot one of the first sailing documentaries on video. Unfortunately, his original edit master one-inch tape degraded over time, and we are left with a VHS copy – now the only master tape from which we made this digital version.

 

ABOUT THE VIDEO SHOOT

The JVC video kit used to capture the raw footage for TwS was actually based on standard half inch VHS tape in compact cassettes. It wasn't even SVHS which didn't exist at that point, nor was it 3/4 inch which would have been too unwieldy and power hungry on Iolaire. The camera was a single tube Saticon, about the size of a standard paperback. It was connected by a short cable to a small chest mounted VHS recorder a couple of inches thick on an A4 footprint. It never missed a beat the whole way across despite the very wet and salty conditions on Iolaire. JVC had engineered both units pretty well but I doubt they would have made it without the storage arrangements we used. Everything lived in an airtight flight case with a large muslin bag of desiccating crystals which was recharged every day as the oven was cooling after breakfast.

-- Gavin Shaw, Cinematographer and Producer

Streetwise Tips: 

Vol 1 - Heavy Weather Sailing

Streetwise Tips Vol. 1 from SailFlix on Vimeo.

 

A video by Rob Dubin with Don Street
Running time: 56 minutes.


This heavy weather sailing video with Don Street, legendary sailor and author, explains the preparation and tactics you need to take on boisterous seas. From the Sailing Quarterly Video Magazine library.

 

In this 56-minute how-to sailing video, veteran charter skipper and sailing author, Don Street explains Heavy Weather Preparation and Sailing Tactics, Heaving To, Foredeck Work, Mainsail Flaking Systems, Emergency Sail Repairs, Distance Offshore & Simplified Celestial Navigation, and How to Rig Boom Preventers for jibe prevention.

 

Available from Vimeo On Demand as a Download and Streaming Rental. Also available on DVD.

 

Streetwise Tips:

Vol. 2 - Anchoring & Docking

Streetwise Tips Vol. 2 from SailFlix on Vimeo.

 

A video by Rob Dubin with Don Street
Running time: 66 minutes.


Available on TheSailingChannel.TV, this how-to sailing video is hosted by veteran charter skipper and sailing author, Don Street. It includes a treasure trove of anchoring & docking tips that will make your cruising safer and more comfortable. In Vol. 2, Don demonstrates anchoring techniques; ways to prevent chafe; instructions on handy knots and whippings; methods to get you afloat when you go aground; and shorthanded docking.

 

Available from Vimeo On Demand as a Download and Streaming Rental. Also available on DVD.

 

Don Street:

Sailors' Knots & Line Throwing

 

Don Street Sailors' Knots, Line Handling & Throwing from SailFlix on Vimeo.

A Film by Charles Croft with Don Street
Running time: 47 minutes


Available on TheSailingChannel.TV. Filmed in Martinique aboard Iolaire, Don Street's 46 ft engineless wooden yawl. Master sailor Don Street teaches you and your crew everything you need to know about sailors' knots, line handling and throwing in just 50 minutes. Don has decades of ocean sailing experience. Check him out at street-iolaire.com.

 

Available through Vimeo On Demand as a Download and Streaming Rental. Enjoy online viewing everywhere there is a Vimeo App: computer, tablet, smart phone, smart tv. When you buy a download you also get unlimited online streaming. Also available on DVD. 

Don Street Antigua Race Week 1985

 

Don Street: Antigua Race Week from SailFlix on Vimeo.

A Film by Charles Croft with Don Street
Running time: 57 minutes


Available on TheSailingChannel.TV. 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.

 

Available through Vimeo On Demand as a Download and Streaming Rental. Enjoy online viewing everywhere there is a Vimeo App: computer, tablet, smart phone, smart tv. When you buy a download you also get unlimited online streaming. Also available on DVD.