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Old 27-09-2013, 09:36   #1
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Transatlantic with Street Documentary

1 Hour 57 Minutes
VIDEO DOWNLOAD (MP4, WMV): $12.99 | DVD: $24.95 plus S&H

A film by Gavin Shaw.
Sail along on an Atlantic ocean 5,000 mile trade wind passage aboard noted sailor/author Don Street's 1905 engineless 44 foot yawl, Iolaire. The video documents Iolair's ninth Atlantic crossing from Ireland with eleven ocean islands along the way to Christmas in the Caribbean. First landfall is Vigo in dense fog. Next, a short-handed 800 mile passage to Madeira. Then enroute to the Canaries, a stop at 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, and a leaky bilge bring Iolaire safely into Antigua just in time for Christmas.

This classic sailing video was completed in 1986 after filming on a then state-of-the-art JVC VHS-C mini camera, edited in 3/4 inch U-Matic then mastered on one-inch helical scan tape. The filmmaker, Gavin Shaw, was a highly successful mid-forties British advertising executive in love with the sea and yearning to sail across an ocean. One of the first sailing documentaries shot on video, Transatlantic sold thousands of VHS copies to sailors across the globe.

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