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Sail-World Asia Features

Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
by Dougal Henshall
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul.
Posted on 15 Sep
Celebrating a different kind of Labor Day Weekend
by David Schmidt
Celebrating a different kind of Labor Day Weekend racing While it's safe to say that North America's 2020 sailing season hasn't exactly defined anyone's idea of a great time, the good news is that organized racing has successfully unfurled, despite the stiff headwinds presented by the ongoing pandemic.
Posted on 8 Sep
Going down the mine
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast It would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.
Posted on 6 Sep
Doing something different
by Mark Jardine
An adventure course, a dark lord and sushi! I'm a great believer in the philosophy of learning something new every day and this weekend has given me ample opportunity to do exactly that.
Posted on 1 Sep
Fear of flying
by Dougal Henshall
Two other crucial Fs that apparently need their own article In the recent massive missive on having fun courtesy of the scow hull form, 'All the Fs in sailing' there were a few other Fs that were missing.
Posted on 31 Aug
Celebrating Marvin Creamer's bold circumnavigation
by David Schmidt
A geographer and university professor who circumnavigated the planet Celebrating Marvin Creamer (1916-2020), a geographer and university professor who circumnavigated the planet without any navigational instruments in the early 1980s.
Posted on 25 Aug
Gladwell's Line: Putting in the sea miles
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
New York Yacht Club's American Magic, has been putting in the hours on the Waitemata The first America's Cup Challenger to arrive in Auckland, New York Yacht Club's American Magic, has been putting in the hours on the Waitemata - sailing any day on which the weather is suitable.
Posted on 25 Aug
Decloaking Klingon Bird of Prey to Port
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Just what could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? What could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? Tasmania has already cancelled the Taste of Tasmania that runs at the same time as all the boats arrive into Hobart...
Posted on 23 Aug
Hail to the volunteers!
by Mark Jardine
Without them sailing would either be not as good or would be far more expensive As sailors, we owe a massive debt of gratitude to volunteers at our clubs and within our classes - without them sailing would either be not as good or a vast amount more expensive to participate in.
Posted on 17 Aug
Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax complete!
by Mark Jardine
The endurance WASZP voyage becomes a race against time After a month of planning all was set for the six WASZP sailors on Friday 14th August to undertake the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax. On the eve of the challenge, a potentially devastating announcement was made by the UK Government...
Posted on 15 Aug
Reflections on a life afloat: 'rounding the world
by David Schmidt
My first 'round the world trip on a wire As a first-year junior sailor, I had a weird and irrational fear of capsizing dinghies during sailing lessons.
Posted on 11 Aug
Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club
by Henri-Lloyd Racing Club
Bringing sailors together through communities in novel and innovative ways Sailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible.
Posted on 11 Aug
The elephant in the room
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Time is a very different commodity now, almost Dali-esque, actually. Last year, in what seems like a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Whoops wrong train of thought there. At any rate, time is a very different commodity now, almost Dali-esque, actually.
Posted on 9 Aug
Double trouble?
by Mark Jardine
Will double-handers be excluded from the Hobart's biggest prize? In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted on 3 Aug
All the Fs in sailing
by David Henshall
Fantastic full on fast, fun, and FLAT bottomed - the scow Is windward-leeward is the only true measure of a sailors prowess in a race? Some boats simply don't reach at all, but if there is one genre of boat that has 'reaching master-blaster' written into its DNA, then it has to be the scow.
Posted on 30 Jul
Celebrating solo sailing and the Vendee Globe
by David Schmidt
Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA If this fall's Vendee Globe is anything like the recent Vendee-Arctique-Les Sables D'Olonne, the sailing world is in for a serious treat.
Posted on 28 Jul
3300 feet and climbing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris 2024... At a time when the world's passenger fleet is effectively grounded, Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris (Marseilles) 2024.
Posted on 26 Jul
Gladwell's Line: A Cup Milestone by this weekend?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
NZ Deputy PM descended from early NZ boatbuilding family .. Cup milestone this weekend? Sometime before this week is out, we expect to see the first America's Cup Challenger sailing on the Waitemata Harbour, and NZ Deputy Prime Minister's ancestor was builder of New Zealand's oldest remaining classic yacht.
Posted on 23 Jul
Changing how we do things
by Mark Jardine
Thinking up new ways to compete within Covid-19 regulations In the past few months, we've all got used to new terms in our lives, such as bubbles, social distancing, flattening the curve and 'stay safe' - the ubiquitous sign-off to all emails and conversations.
Posted on 20 Jul
Announcing the 'Foil for Life Challenge'
by Mark Jardine
British and French Waszp sailors to cross the Channel for charity The Waszp class has been renowned for its community spirit since its inception in 2016, and a group of enterprising British and French sailors, filled with a spirit of adventure, put together the 'Foil for Life Challenge'.
Posted on 19 Jul
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