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Sail-World Australia Features

The Triple Crown - what does it mean?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race has become a whipping boy for those who claim it has lost its raison d'etre The 45,000nm round the world race has become a whipping boy for those who claim that it has lost its raison d'etre.
Posted on 19 Jun
How 50 years utterly transformed offshore racing
by David Schmidt
A look at how 50 years utterly transformed offshore racing It's easy to lose track of just how far offshore sailing standards have come in such a short time when today's cutting-edge sailors are employing foils offshore in singlehanded events, or sailing lightning-fast catamarans and trimarans around Cape Horn.
Posted on 18 Jun
Tell us what you really think!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Penny for your thoughts, or what? As the Volvo Ocean Race gets ever closer to its end.... Penny for your thoughts, or what? As the Volvo Ocean Race gets ever closer to its end for this edition, some have chosen to stretch it out on some giant A-Frame and take to it like it was a free-for-all at the Hellfire club or something.
Posted on 17 Jun
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The Pink Panther Strikes Again The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Posted on 10 Jun
Gladwell's Line - The Week in Review
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
RNZYS accepts 4th Challenge..New superyacht facility gets green light..Shoebridge on Cup status Royal NZ Yacht Squadron accepts 4th Challenge..New superyacht facility gets green light..Shoebridge updates on the state of the Cup..Volvo OR under new management
Posted on 7 Jun
The Black Knight
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
For the last 18 months or so, we have looked closely at, and evaluated the Olympic sailing scenario. For the last 18 months or so, we have looked closely at, and evaluated the Olympic sailing scenario. Whilst the recent voting did not offer too many surprises, other than sadly the seacocks being opened on the Offshore Event
Posted on 3 Jun
Lap completed!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
12 whole months ago, a small in stature, but huge in heart sailor wanted to go around Australia 12 whole months ago, a small in stature, but huge in heart sailor said she wanted to go around Australia. Her vessel was also somewhat small by today's standards, but off she went from Sydney,
Posted on 27 May
The most competitive 52 Super Series season yet?
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
We speak to Paul 'Flipper' Westlake of North Sails It's all go on the 52 Super Series with new boats, new teams and new technology. We spoke to Paul 'Flipper' Westlake of North Sails as the 2018 season gets underway to get his take on the development, the fleet and who his favourites are.
Posted on 25 May
That Voodoo that you do
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Back in Perks of the Job a few weeks ago, we made mention of a returning vessel. Back in Perks of the Job a few weeks ago, we made mention of a returning vessel. The commentary went like this. Finally then, and before we close up, it looks like a mini-maxi Reichel/Pugh is en route to Sydney from San Diego...
Posted on 20 May
Meat in the Sandwich
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Yes. Wedged in between all that polyester was certainly an uncomfortable feeling Yes. Wedged in between all that polyester was certainly an uncomfortable feeling, but then again, at least I did not have to wear it!
Posted on 13 May
The Coke Bottle
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Going way, way back, there was a sweet little film called, ‘The Gods must be crazy'. Going way, way back, there was a sweet little film called, ‘The Gods must be crazy'. In a way, the principal character of this celluloid gem was an old style coke bottle
Posted on 6 May
Please save our sport petition gaining momentum
by Ben Nicholls
Grassroots sailor urges World Sailing Executive to think again There has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.
Posted on 4 May
Gladwell's Line: Brits march to a different drum
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Late last week Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a switch-out of their sponsors Last Friday, at the Prospect of Whitby, a Thameside pub dating back to 1520, Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a major change in the financial backing of the British America's Cup team. Richard Gladwell writes
Posted on 1 May
Perks of the job
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Unequivocally, the greatest element of this job is the contact with you, the readers. Unequivocally, the greatest element of this job is the contact with you, the readers. Whether it is on the quay, via email, or the phone calls, listening to your thoughts, comments and questions is a perk
Posted on 29 Apr
Nikki Henderson on skippering a Clipper Race boat
by David Schmidt
Sailing with style: A conversation the skipper of Visit Seattle Clipper I interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, to learn more about commanding a vessel in this demanding event.
Posted on 25 Apr
Everyone's got an opinion
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Yep. Even on these here pages we have espoused a few too. Yep. Even on these here pages we have espoused a few too. More often than not they're about the Olympics, and the equipment and events that get used to determine the medals.
Posted on 22 Apr
The power of two
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
There was a time when the late Bryce Courtenay was turning out books so quickly There was a time when the late Bryce Courtenay was turning out books so quickly that you might have actually thought that his typewriter was indeed working to an exponent more like five or 10.
Posted on 15 Apr
49er Champions on a mission
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell 2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.
Posted on 11 Apr
Is it a precursor?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
A decade ago it did not even exist A decade ago it did not even exist. However, some vision, a cracking locale and racing for all was a recipe that was always bound to make it more than appealing.
Posted on 8 Apr
Home Build International Moth Blog 5
by James Sainsbury
It's all about the aesthetics! Or is it the statement? There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.
Posted on 8 Apr
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