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Sail-World Australia Features

First look at the RS21
by Mark Jardine
More than 'just another keelboat' On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?
Posted on 20 Jan
Helena Scutt discusses her 2020 Olympic campaign
by David Schmidt
An interview with Helena Scutt about her 2020 Olympic campaign I caught up with Helena Scutt via email to learn more about her 2020 Olympic campaign prior to the first warning guns of the 2018 season.
Posted on 18 Jan
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Bas Edmonds about the PY System Back in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.
Posted on 15 Jan
Home Build International Moth Blog 2
by James Sainsbury
Boat name revealed... 170 hours into this build and I have a lot to show for it. I currently see in front of me all the main parts of my boat waiting for some final fettling. The only big thing left to do is lay up the sheet for the cockpit floor.
Posted on 14 Jan
The search for Mad Max...
by David Henshall
Now extends beyond the Thunderdrome! If there is one true 'sea story' still waiting to be told, then it has to be the narrative that goes back some 65 years to the birth of the 505 and then comes forward in time, charting the progress of this amazing and truly world beating dinghy.
Posted on 6 Jan
American sailors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
by David Schmidt
Five well-sailed and well-prepared American-flagged boats taking part North American offshore sailing interests are well represented in this year's Sydney Hobart Race, with five well-sailed and well-prepared American-flagged boats and their crews set to be on the December 26 starting line.
Posted on 25 Dec 2017
Hakan Olsson discusses Kymeta's sat-comms system
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Hakan Olsson about Kymeta's new flat-panel sat-comms system I caught up with Hakan Olsson, Kymeta's vice president of maritime, to learn more about the company's new flat-panel sat-comms system.
Posted on 20 Dec 2017
Say that again?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So World Sailing was running around this week, almost akin to the headless chook. So World Sailing was running around this week, almost akin to the headless chook. They had a desperate need to get a rebuttal out there, stating ‘rumours abound', yet the overarching element was, ‘Sure, but to what question, exactly?'
Posted on 17 Dec 2017
RS Sailing's incredible 2017
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon We spoke to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon at RS Sailing about their incredibly busy 2017 and some of the highlights of their year, both on the water and in the office.
Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Reviving your Regional Youth Racing
by Andrew Nelson
Lessons and practical advice from Andrew Nelson Andrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice.
Posted on 13 Dec 2017
Barton's new block range
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds We spoke to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds of Barton Marine about their new block range and also the Victory block range.
Posted on 11 Dec 2017
RS and Seldén working together
by Mark Jardine
Interview with Alex Newton-Southon and Steve Norbury We spoke to Steve Norbury of Seldén Mast, and Alex Newton-Southon of RS Sailing, about how they work together on the design and manufacture of a variety of components for the RS range of dinghies.
Posted on 23 Nov 2017
America's Cup AC75 boat concept revealed
by Emirates Team New Zealand
Bold new high performance fully foiling monohull Here it is! The ground-breaking new America's Cup class race boat concept. The AC75 is the bold new high performance fully foiling monohull.
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
DAME Award again
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik We caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range.
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
I am not a number
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at dinghy handicapping You probably have to be at the very least middle aged to fully appreciate the tag line reference to 'The Prisoner' TV series, but as that means you're in the demographic majority it is okay to continue.
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
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