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Gladwell's Line: Olympic self-flagellation begins
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The most significant Olympic classes regatta outside of the Olympics proper ended on a wet windless The most significant Olympic classes regatta outside of the Olympics proper ended on a wet windless note on Sunday. Several of the developed sailing nations performed well under their expectations, and the self-flagellation wasn't long in coming.
Posted on 15 Aug
Home Build International Moth Blog 7
by James Sainsbury
First flight for Valkyrie! The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.
Posted on 13 Aug
Hard to believe
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
This Christmas marks the 20th anniversary of the ill-fated '98 Hobart. This Christmas marks the 20th anniversary of the ill-fated '98 Hobart. There is not a sailor around today, who was on the water back then, that cannot remember the exact time they found out what had occurred on the night of December 26.
Posted on 12 Aug
70 years ago this week
by David Henshall
The story of singlehanded sailing at the London 1948 Olympics For the last decade or so, A in our modern lexicon has stood for Austerity, but 70 years ago this month the UK was suffering under so severe a regime of austerity that just about everything in life was either unavailable or rationed.
Posted on 10 Aug
Maiden pushes forward equality... again!
by Mark Jardine
The story of Tracy Edwards and The Maiden Factor Tracy Edwards and her team on Maiden changed perceptions and in no small way pushed forward the concept of equality when they completed the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Now Tracy is again pushing the equality on another step.
Posted on 9 Aug
Hard not to be impressed
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Yes, even my breakfast went blue to pay homage to all things nautical this week. Yes, even my breakfast went blue to pay homage to all things nautical this week. For anyone interested, the blue algae deconstructed smoothie was really awesome!
Posted on 6 Aug
Gladwell's Line: Class of 2018 homeless in 2024?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Youth progression which works nicely with the Olympic lineup, is set to be shredded Several Youth teams turned in an impressive performance at the 2018 Youth Sailing Worlds. Their coaches would be justified in thinking they had the talent coming on stream for the 2024 Olympics and beyond, or has World Sailing given those dreams the snip?
Posted on 31 Jul
The Top End
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Did I come up with that headline because I wanted to be hauling in a huge Barra? Did I come up with that headline because I wanted to be hauling in a huge Barra? Was it that I wanted to get all greasy, somewhat frustrated, and ultimately solve a noise somewhere in the head of the car's engine?
Posted on 29 Jul
Not the same ring
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
No, it certainly does not vibe you up No, it certainly does not vibe you up. Well not unless it is the latest Greek Isle to be ‘found', has 24-hour parties, wicked beaches, awesome restaurants, and stellar views on offer from just about everywhere you look.
Posted on 22 Jul
Connected Photography: Interview with Ian Roman
by Mark Jardine
Staying at the cutting edge of technology Ian Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.
Posted on 19 Jul
Flying the flag
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Over 50 years later, the Kangaroo Route lives on… Over 50 years later, the Kangaroo Route lives on… You don't have to go too far abroad now to run into another Aussie. Equally, when you're off the beaten track, and assuming you can find one anymore...
Posted on 15 Jul
An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing
by Mark Jardine
Model yachting supremo's Bladerider conversion On the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.
Posted on 14 Jul
Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friend
by Mark Jardine
One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.
Posted on 12 Jul
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
by David Henshall
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing As the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.
Posted on 12 Jul
Super teams will make Am Cup Defence a big ask
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Richard Gladwell looks at the effect three Super Teams will have on NZ's America's Cup Defence A point missed by many critical of America's Cup-lite is that three well funded, well organised Challengers, or Super Teams are a much more formidable Defence proposition for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted on 12 Jul
The blunt bit
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Well it was always going to follow on from last week with the Pointy End Well it was always going to follow on from last week with the Pointy End, now wasn't it? Except this time we are not going straight off to the transom… Nup. Normally I'm quite happy to leave the Talk It Up Cup all to itself.
Posted on 8 Jul
Am Cup: Three Super Teams - and more?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
There have always been two ways of looking at entry numbers in the America's Cup. Entries closed last Saturday for the 36th America's Cup, with Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron announcing that just three teams had entered - the same three that had earlier and separately announced their Challenges.
Posted on 6 Jul
Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
Ensuring the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment Harken are the Official Supplier of Deck Hardware for the Volvo Ocean Race and ensure that the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment for the duration of the event.
Posted on 4 Jul
VOR: Should there have been a split route?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race ended in a way as no other Volvo OR or Whitbread WTWR has done before Why finish the VOR in an area that was badly affected by Exclusion Zones and Traffic Separation Schemes? A look at Olympic Qualification - the first Qualifier starts this month. And where is the missing Am Cup video?
Posted on 3 Jul
Pointy end
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We all want to be up at the pointy end of the fleet Undoubtedly, whether it is around the cans, an Etchells regatta, a bluewater classic, or even an RC race, we all want to be up at the pointy end of the fleet.
Posted on 1 Jul
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