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Sail-World Australia Editorial

Recent editorial articles are listed below, but you can also discover what our individual authors are writing

The Man in the Tower
by Mark Jardine
We speak to SailGP's Chief Umpire Back in August it was a frustrated Sir Ben Ainslie who suggested that the onlooking Duchess of Cambridge should "send him to the Tower", referring to the Chief Umpire following a rule call at the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.
Posted on 28 Nov
Video Interview with Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson
by Mark Jardine
Taking a closer look at Seldén's electronically driven sail handling products at METSTRADE Swedish mast and deck hardware manufacturer, Seldén Mast has expanded its range of electronically driven sail handling products with the launch of the CXe45 two-speed electric Code 0 furler. We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson to find out more.
Posted on 28 Nov
Interview with Sailmon's Kalle Coster
by Mark Jardine
We find out more about the Sailmon Sailing App at METSTRADE 2022 Sailmon don't just make instruments, and the Sailmon Sailing App is becoming a powerful tool for analysis, event organisation, photos and video from your sailing, as well as sharing and connecting with the wider sailing community.
Posted on 25 Nov
Interview about Yanmar's e-saildrive development
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Igor van de Burgt and Bas Eerden at METSTRADE 2022 We spoke to Yanmar's Igor van de Burgt, Application Engineer, Engineering and Development, and Bas Eerden, Global Sales Manager, about the development of e-saildrive, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Posted on 22 Nov
Interview with Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson
by Mark Jardine
We take a closer look during METSTRADE 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com talks to Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson of Vakaros at METSTRADE 2022 about the small, but incredibly powerful, Atlas 2 sailing instrument.
Posted on 21 Nov
Location. Location. Location.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible. In bold, too. And they probably chant it every morning at their group love-ins before hitting the phones.
Posted on 20 Nov
Interview with Cyclops Marine CTO Ed Colby
by Mark Jardine
We find out the latest from the high technology company at METSTRADE We spoke to Ed Colby of Cyclops Marine during METSTRADE 2022 about the latest innovations that they have made, including the world's first Wireless Load Pin for Sailing Yachts, which was nominated for a DAME Design Award.
Posted on 17 Nov
The Boy in the Bubble
by Mark Jardine
If you haven't listened to Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, then you've missed out If you haven't listened to Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, then you've missed out, and I highly recommend you do.
Posted on 14 Nov
Route du Rhum update, SailGP news, and the Hinman
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's US editor rounds-up North America's racing activity The last few days have been a game of hurry-up-and-wait for the 138 singlehanded skippers who have assembled in Saint Malo, France, for the start of the Route du Rhum, and for fans of this classic offshore contest.
Posted on 8 Nov
No Bull (Actually, it's more like, Yes Bull!)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Ben Durham is funny, and wonderful to talk with... Also, he's incredibly sharp and knowledgeable. Ben Durham is known to a lot of souls as Bull. He's funny, and wonderful to talk with, yet the overarching thing you feel when spending time with him is sharp.
Posted on 7 Nov
Autism on the Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the charity's founder Murray MacDonald We spoke to Murray MacDonald, who runs the charity Autism on the Water, which is committed to raising awareness of the autistic spectrum through the sport of sailing and helping autistic people to access sailing.
Posted on 3 Nov
The Rhum Line
by Mark Jardine
The French word for rum, the traditional sailors' drink Rhum. The French word for rum, the traditional sailors' drink, and the name of the route for the second most famous solo offshore race held every four years in-between each edition of the Vendée Globe.
Posted on 31 Oct
Middle Sea Race, Route du Rhum, and Canadian wins
by David Schmidt
A summary of North America's racing activity, by Sail-World's US editor It's not every day that you get to battle through a persistent high-pressure zone to get to the great breeze on the other side from the 'comforts' of dry land. Yet this is exactly what the Pacific Northwest experienced over the last few weeks.
Posted on 25 Oct
Gabo. An island, or an acronym?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The Foredeck Union T-shirt certainly had 'Got A Bit On' emblazoned on the back of it! So somewhere around the Iron Age, the Foredeck Union T-shirt certainly had 'Got A Bit On' emblazoned on the back of it... Can't be sure, for it was a long time ago, but I think the front said ‘Talk to me', or something along those lines.
Posted on 24 Oct
Romancing the stone
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Strap in for a long editorial! It's about two cruisers who could really help you... Strap in. This is a long editorial. However, if you are already a cruiser, or planning on becoming one soon, long passages are/will be something you are way familiar with.
Posted on 18 Oct
Sailing as a foreign language
by Mark Jardine
We need to be mindful of everything we say when talking to those new to the sport We need to be mindful of everything we say when talking to those who are only out on the water for the first time, because many of the terms we use - and find commonplace - are like a foreign language to those unfamiliar with them.
Posted on 17 Oct
Maclain Way on Untold: The Race of the Century
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt learns more about the making of this amazing documentary I checked in with Maclain Way, co-director of Netflix's Untold: The Race of the Century, to learn more about the making of this amazing documentary.
Posted on 11 Oct
AC40s, M32 Worlds, Route du Rhum, ILCA 6 Worlds
by David Schmidt
The 37th America's Cup is still a ways over the horizon, but preparations continue apace The 37th America's Cup is still a ways over the horizon, given its October 2024 target date, but this isn't stopping teams or the event organizers from pushing their respective needles.
Posted on 11 Oct
Just has to be that time
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Every year, and sometime about now, the articles begin about Hobart Every year, and sometime about now, the articles begin about Hobart. For many people, the conversation actually begins much earlier. After all, you do not just show up on day, walk the quay, ask for a ride, and more than likely get on...
Posted on 10 Oct
Art on the Water
by Mark Jardine
It is hard not to marvel at the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez photos With Act 1 of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022 now concluded, it was hard not to marvel at the photos coming through from the event. The exceptional photographer Ingrid Abery sent through her shots, which looked like classical paintings.
Posted on 4 Oct
SailGP Update and look at Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the racing scene across North America The last two months have been full-on for the nine teams that are competing in SailGP's third season, with four events taking place over this time period. This translates to an event roughly every other weekend for this two-month period.
Posted on 27 Sep
Powered by Water
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
There is the crossover between racing and cruising - but with sail and power? Plenty of times before, both here and also on our sister website, SailWorldCruisng.com, I have talked about the crossover between racing and cruising.
Posted on 25 Sep
IMOCA extremes & Slava Ukraini!
by Mark Jardine
The cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts and hope amidst devastation The IMOCA class represents the cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts, and is the design used for the Vendée Globe, which has taken the mantle of the preeminent round the world yacht race, as well as The Ocean Race in a fully crewed format.
Posted on 20 Sep
SailGP, Golden Globe Race, Tasar Worlds news
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the American-flagged teams If you follow SailGP, you're aware that it's been a tough run for the American-flagged team during the first half of the Grand Prix sailing league's third season. That all changed last weekend on the waters off of Saint Tropez, France.
Posted on 13 Sep
Bronze Age
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
An all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… When a call came through about an all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… Seriously. They had me at Raja Muda.
Posted on 12 Sep
Finn de siècle
by Dougal Henshall
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class We look at the Finn, the boat that had already cemented its position as the Olympic singlehander in the 50s, although the DNA of the boat was rooted in events leading back even before the war years....
Posted on 8 Sep
Enabling volunteers for greater participation
by Mark Jardine
Competitive sailing simply wouldn't exist without volunteers One of the great things about managing a portfolio of marine media websites is that I get to see news from right across the sector, not just sailing, and also what is happening around the world.
Posted on 5 Sep
Instantaneous Reflections
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The gold foil wrap was easy; the opaque, light teal water in Lake Neufchatel worked too. The gold foil wrap was easy. The opaque, light teal fresh water in Lake Neuchatel was a tremendous addition, as well. So many thanks to SSL Gold Cup Team Brazil's Media Manager, Flávio Perez, for sharing his images with us.
Posted on 28 Aug
Lisa Renehan on the Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta co-chair to find out more about this exciting regatta I checked in with Lisa Renehan, regatta co-chair of the 2022 Tasar World Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 23 Aug
The August wind curse
by Mark Jardine
As sailors we're all used to losing the odd day at a sailing event The first couple of weeks of August were certainly hot in Europe, causing all sorts of problems throughout the continent with water restrictions put in place and forest fires, but it also caused havoc with some major sailing events.
Posted on 22 Aug
Looking forward to the Golden Globe Race 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt muses on racing that demands old-fashioned seamanship skills It's no secret that Sail-World loves adventure racing. We also love regular racing, of course, but there's something cool about events that shift the emphasis away from equipment and technology and instead place it on old-fashioned seamanship skills.
Posted on 16 Aug
Unprecedented vision. Unparalleled objectives.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
After a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident. Having been afforded a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident.
Posted on 14 Aug
Road trip!
by Mark Jardine
The Atlantic coast is home to some of the most famous sailing areas in the world After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday.
Posted on 9 Aug
Watching sailing's magic unfurl offshore
by David Schmidt
One of the greatest pleasures is to experience nature in all her moods and forms One of the greatest pleasures of offshore sailing is the chance to experience nature in all of her moods and forms. One particular evening stands out.
Posted on 2 Aug
Beginning a Winning
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Could also have been winning from the beginning. So what does it all mean? Could also have been winning from the beginning. Either way I was able to seriously consider all that it takes to get into yachting, and the very essence of the difference between being a participant, and taking home the silverware.
Posted on 31 Jul
Through the eye of a needle
by Mark Jardine
Adventure sailing at its best Saturday was a day which will live in the memories of many of the youth sailors at my home club of Keyhaven for a long time, for all the right reasons.
Posted on 25 Jul
Taking MLB's All-Star Game seriously
by David Schmidt
Some thoughts on summer sailing in our North America newsletter As a kid, Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game became a sort of halfway point of my summer... as in, I could take things easy until the All-Star Game, but afterwards, I'd better make each day of junior sailing count.
Posted on 19 Jul
Nice way to celebrate
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
When is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115 J/99s When is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115. No matter. Any of it is cause enough for celebration. This all started when I was under hull #100 of the super-popular J/99 as she was being commissioned at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane.
Posted on 18 Jul
How deep is your love?
by Mark Jardine
Vital to making sailing a life-long pastime Some will know this as a Bee Gees or Take That song, and those of a younger generation will know it as a Calvin Harris track; either way, it is vital to making sailing a life-long pastime.
Posted on 11 Jul
Interview with Gilles Chiorri
by Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes talks to the Pro Sailing Tour race director Rupert Holmes talked to Pro Sailing Tour race director Gilles Chiorri as the fleet set out from Cowes on the final 950 mile race of this year's championship.
Posted on 8 Jul
Celebrating North American distance racing
by David Schmidt
The days are long and so are the racecourses The days are long and so are the racecourses. The dust may have barely settled on the Newport Bermuda Race and the Race to Alaska, however the American and Canadian distance-racing circuits have already geared up for some great events in July.
Posted on 5 Jul
Just a second
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Hull 1 of the Farr X2 has lost its keel offshore - the remains have washed up Hull #1 of the Farr X2 has lost its keel offshore, and the remains have washed up on a beach on the South Coast of NSW. Mercifully, the two sailors on board are alive, and subsequently had a wee sojourn in hospital to ensure all is well.
Posted on 3 Jul
14s Forever
by Dougal Henshall
Nothing lasts forever.... unless you're an International 14 The International 14 would bring the giants of 'between the wars' dinghy design, Morgan-Giles, Thornycroft and Fox, to the fore whilst at the same time laying the foundations of sailing competition on the international stage.
Posted on 1 Jul
Understanding safety onboard
by Ocean Safety
With Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett YachtsandYachting.com's Mark Jardine talks to Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett to get a better understanding of the safety features needed onboard yachts.
Posted on 29 Jun
The utterly brilliant Foiling SuMoth Challenge
by Mark Jardine
Promoting sustainable practices by challenging young naval architecture and engineering students The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is a competition inspired by the need of a more sustainable and efficient sailboat designs and manufacturing methods.
Posted on 28 Jun
A Fine Line
by Dougal Henshall
Dinghy historian Dougal Henshall looks at race officers and start lines As the world around us reblooms after the constraints of lockdown, there is plenty of food for thought surrounding the debate as to something of a reset for dinghy racing. Older sailors talk in nostalgic terms of the delights of the 'golden era'.
Posted on 22 Jun
Not just another...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
…case of miscellaneous ramblings. You might say that, but you could well have missed the point. …case of miscellaneous ramblings. I mean, yes, you might say that, but you could well have missed the point right there.
Posted on 20 Jun
Vortex Pod Racer: fly me to the moon
by Guy Nowell
Or: how the Asia Editor went foiling! “I want to go foiling, so I'm designing a gentleman's foiler..." and he drew it on the back of a fag packet (actually, it was a napkin).
Posted on 17 Jun
How high is too high?
by Mark Jardine
Is the price of a new Moth an existential threat to the class? Inflation, the cost of living, energy and travel costs are all weighing heavily on people's minds around the world. Sailing is in no way insulated from the problems in the world at the moment.
Posted on 14 Jun
Peter Menzel on the 2021 Dragon World Championship
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta manager at Segelclub Kühlungsbrn I checked in with Peter Menzel, regatta manager of the Segelclub Kühlungsbrn, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Dragon World Championship regatta.
Posted on 8 Jun
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