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GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600
by David Schmidt
We modern humans live soft lives compared to the Golden Globe Race skippers We modern humans live soft lives compared to the skippers participating in the Golden Globe Race 2018.
Posted on 19 Feb
Whaddya reckon?
by John Curnow, Editor Sail-World AUS
So what if you made the running surface hard? Really, really, really hard, actually So what if you made the running surface hard? Really, really, really hard, actually. But still made from water, however? Well that would make it ice then.
Posted on 17 Feb
Podcast: 50 knots across Sydney Harbour
by Andy Rice
Andy Rice & Mark Jardine discusss the launch of SailGP SailGP... it's been a long time coming but now the day is upon us and these boats have been looking sensational on Sydney Harbour.
Posted on 14 Feb
SailGP to take flight for the first time
by David Schmidt
This weekend on Sydney Harbor This weekend (February 15 and 16) will see the first regatta on the new SailGP circuit, which will be contested aboard F50 catamarans on the waters off of Sydney, Australia.
Posted on 12 Feb
This one goes to eleven!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So that quickly and firmly establishes this as an homage to Spinal Tap... Right. So that quickly and firmly establishes this as an homage to Spinal Tap. However, in reality, what we are dealing with is the impending commencement of all things SailGP.
Posted on 10 Feb
The Future of Sailing webinars
by Mark Jardine, Liz Rushall & Alistair Dickson
View the full series so far Liz Rushall of Rushall Marketing, Mark Jardine, Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, and Alistair Dickson from the RYA Sport Participation Team have run a series of webinars over the last 12 months.
Posted on 9 Feb
Gladwell's Line: Burling & Tuke back in business
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A lot of the focus at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta was on the performance of Burling & Tuke A lot of the focus at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta was on the performance of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. They returned to the 49er after a 30-month absence. Plus a look at the Am Cup latest.
Posted on 5 Feb
The pleasure and the pain
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
If you have done enough racing, chances are you've had your share of issues If you have done enough racing, chances are you've had more than your share of going from boiled lollies to chocolates.
Posted on 3 Feb
Make 2019 count!
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how we as sailors can reduce plastic waste "It's just one cup..." but if every one of us reduces our plastic waste consumption by just one item every day it will make a huge impact. So how about we all take one step towards a more sustainable sailing life.
Posted on 31 Jan
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wins the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
212 days and 5 hours to go around the world the old-fashioned way France's Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wins the Golden Globe Race 2018, Spindrift 2 chases the Jules Verne Trophy, and the Hempel World Cup Series Miami has begun.
Posted on 29 Jan
Big names. Bigger guns!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Guns don't get any bigger than Spindrift 2! Guns don't get any bigger than Spindrift 2! She has replaced her own record for the dash to the equator by an hour and 48 minutes. In doing so, she set an as yet to be ratified time of four days, 19 hours and 57 minutes.
Posted on 27 Jan
Tales of two circumnavigation races
by David Schmidt
Spindrift 2 begins a Jules Verne attempt as the GGR 2018 nears its end Two engaging circumnavigation races are currently unfurling that use radically different levels of technology to confront nature's same elements.
Posted on 22 Jan
A distinct pleasure
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World.com AUS
Being at the Etchells Australian Championship most certainly was enjoyable Being at the 2019 Etchells Australian Championship most certainly was enjoyable. It kind of came as a good and necessary fix, after the short hiatus following on from the 2018 Worlds late last year.
Posted on 20 Jan
Boiling down the miles in the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Blistering uphill speeds of 4.9 knots The GGR 2018 has seen dramatic instances of human drama, of sailors stepping up way beyond their comfort zones, of personal tribulation, and of bloody good seamanship, but most importantly, it has also proven itself to be a highly competitive race.
Posted on 15 Jan
Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing
by Mark Jardine
One of the best bang-for-your-buck boats that I've seen On a cold winter's day down at Marconi Sailing Club I took a look at what could be the best bang-for-your-buck boat I've seen. A truly budget high-performance double-hander in the form of Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton's International 14 'Fawkes'.
Posted on 14 Jan
It's all about wings (again…)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway... In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway, a certain, special, and never-before-seen keel was unleashed on the world. It had some wings on either side of a much reduced wetted surface area fin...
Posted on 13 Jan
Golden Globe Race 2018 nears the finishing line
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race 2018 nears the finishing line While the sailing world's attention has been focused on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and the America's Cup, five out of the Golden Globe Race 2018's original 18 entrants are still pressing towards the race's finishing line using woven sails for speed.
Posted on 8 Jan
What does it take to be a Clipper Race Skipper?
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Deputy Race Director Dale Smyth Clipper Race Skipper Dale Smyth has been sailing since he was around 8 years old, racing Hobie Cats and then moving into full-time sailing from the age of 18.
Posted on 7 Jan
Time on the beach
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
This sailor will indeed be taking time out. Now it may end up including some relaxing on the beach This sailor will indeed be taking time out. Now it may end up including some relaxing on the beach, but it will definitely preclude him from getting on his trusty bike, which is an integral component of his overall fitness regime.
Posted on 6 Jan
Sydney Hobart Race, high-latitude inspiration
by David Schmidt
As 2018 draws to a close and as 2019 springs anew As 2019 springs anew, I find myself drawn to two impressive stories, both of which unfurled in 2018's final days and serve as great inspiration as we collectively sail into the New Year.
Posted on 1 Jan
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