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All happening here (and there)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We looked at the Black Jack programme once before Back in 'Nothing wrong with your eyesight', we looked at the Black Jack programme for 2019. Evidently, there is absolutely nothing awry with Roy Disney's vision either, for he has snapped up the former Volvo 70 to become the latest Pyewacket.
Posted on 21 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Cup timelines
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split after the predominant builder in the class LaserPerformance had their building licence cancelled, just after World Sailing had conducting an Evaluation Trial for the Laser's two Olympic Events.
Posted on 16 Apr
The need for innovation
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and just half a dozen for Saturday means something... You know when a club can get like 70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and then just half a dozen for Saturday windward/leewards that something is going on. It is not that sailing isn't something people want to do.
Posted on 14 Apr
Chris Barnard on the 2019 Trofeo Princesa Sofia
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Chris Barnard about winning Laser gold at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar I checked in with Barnard, via email, to learn more about his impressive win in the Men's Laser class at the 2019 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar.
Posted on 11 Apr
Lasers, the Trofeo Sofia and the Congressional Cup
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter While the Laser is a beloved dinghy in some 120 countries girdling this lonely planet, the news coming out of the International Laser Class Association hasn't been especially rosy.
Posted on 9 Apr
Feather duster
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
As in knock me down… Like this wasn't going to happen As in knock me down... Like this wasn't going to happen. No semaphore was required here. Intrigue in the AC is nothing new. It is a shame, for sure, but we commented at the time of the late arrivals that the cash pool simply was not big enough.
Posted on 7 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Fake news hurts Cup
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Am Cup has a big following in the sailing and sometimes mainstream media That has its downsides The Am Cup has a big following in the sailing and sometimes mainstream media. That has its downsides as we saw on Tuesday, with 3News breaking a story claiming that the three late Challengers would not be on the start line of the 2021 America's Cup
Posted on 5 Apr
Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaning
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can be kinder to the environment Cleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.
Posted on 5 Apr
Lightening the load?
by Guy Nowell
Asking questions about Jury procedure. A few days ago Sail-World Asia published a story about the recent Round Hainan Race, which has proved to be highly inaccurate. We apologise for not checking more closely, but when World Sailing is the source you tend to go with the numbers.
Posted on 5 Apr
Lasers, L30s, the Olympics and their paths forward
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter The summer before sixth grade, I ran headlong into my first serious case of puppy love. It was not, however, my memorably attractive sailing instructor that caught my eye, but rather a [I]Laser[/I].
Posted on 2 Apr
Oh Yeah. Giddy Up!!!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
At first, I really did think this was an April 1st kind of thing At first, I really did think this was an April First kind of thing. Now even though it actually is April Fools' Day, this boat, and the story around it have been vetted. So whilst they are just renders, for now, the project is very much alive and kicking
Posted on 31 Mar
Two additional skippers complete the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race podium complete at last While it's tempting to get sucked into the latest round-the-buoys results from destinations exotic or far removed, it's also important to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Golden Globe Race 2018 skippers.
Posted on 26 Mar
Famous martini
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Shaken, not stirred - we're talking about the Sayonara Cup Ah huh. So that would make it shaken, not stirred. Right. Now what we are referring to is the recent running and winning of the Sayonara Cup, which we featured last week in Left Languishing.
Posted on 24 Mar
Gladwell's Line: Dinghy trials...Am Cup..18fters
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A scan of the Sailing scene from the past week or so - America's Cup, 18fters and Singlehanders A look at the Evaluation Trials for the Single Handed Mens and Womens Single Handed Dinghy to be used at the 2024 Olympics. What was really behind the Applications to the America's Cup Arb Panel? And a look at the Kiwi win in the JJ's in Sydney
Posted on 22 Mar
Time starts drawing thin for Cup teams
by David Schmidt
While 2021 might still seem like a long way off... While the sailing world has been distracted by Caribbean regattas and the unsavory revelation that Stanford University's former sailing coach has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, the 36th America's Cup is quietly hoving into view.
Posted on 19 Mar
Left Languishing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Trophies, are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly Trophies are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly when they get left alone for ages. Case in point, the Sayonara Cup. It has had several periods in its life when it has been left to its own devices.
Posted on 17 Mar
The sailor Made for Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Alan Roberts Alan Roberts is a wide-ranging watersports enthusiast, offshore sailor, dinghy sailor, SUP-er and kayaker - someone who uses a diverse range of kit while out on the water.
Posted on 13 Mar
A spring-cleaning that all sailors can be proud of
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter Irrespective of one's politics, it's beyond high time that humanity curbs its appetite for single-use plastics.
Posted on 12 Mar
Nothing wrong with your eyesight
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Look closely, and you'll notice it is two Black Jacks, not one superimposed over the other. Look closely, and you'll notice it is two Black Jacks, not one superimposed over the other. The upper one with the rig still in is the world famous, and ever-conquering Reichel/Pugh 100 supermaxi with the heavy bulb, and the other is the modified VO70.
Posted on 10 Mar
And now for something completely different
by David Henshall
The smallest boat but the biggest story! Over the last year or so, there have been a couple of key themes that have kept reoccurring in the articles that I have written for your reading. One is on the fascinating topic of innovation and how it has driven – and been driven by dinghy development.
Posted on 7 Mar
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