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Put your two hands together, please…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.
Posted on 16 Jun
An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team
by Mark Jardine
Autistic crew led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann build up to the famous race We spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.
Posted on 14 Jun
Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable
by Gael Pawson
What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
Posted on 12 Jun
The Race to Alaska and remembering Lowell North
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The annual Race to Alaska (R2AK) specializes in delivering unique experiences that unfurl on the same patch of highly unpredictable, tide-riven brine.
Posted on 10 Jun
Back for more. Much more…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig, again We first saw Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig in "It's all about wings (again)". In the intervening time, Greg and Patrick Johnston have been working with American Magic on their converted MC38, The Mule.
Posted on 9 Jun
Celebrating the Race to Alaska
by David Schmidt
R2AK is a unique brew of adventure and adrenaline June's arrival in the Pacific Northwest is a special time thanks to the area's unique sailing scene that includes events such as the annual Race to Alaska.
Posted on 4 Jun
Click&Boat Review: A new concept in yacht charter
by Sarah Heron
The world's leading online boat rental platform Launched in 2013, Click&Boat has become the world's leading online yacht charter platform, dubbed the 'Airbnb of the seas' by CNN.
Posted on 3 Jun
Like we did not see that coming...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough. Yet that does not change the fact that seeing the first of the second tier of challengers depart, stage left, is a sad moment across so many levels.
Posted on 2 Jun
Henri Lloyd launch their Fremantle range in London
by Mark Jardine
We look at some of the key features and talk to the lead designer Henri Lloyd is back. On Wednesday night in London at The Army Gym, in Covent Garden, the new team behind the iconic brand showcased their new Fremantle range produced in their own dedicated European factory to a select group of retailers and journalists.
Posted on 30 May
Coast to coast Memorial Day Weekend racing
by David Schmidt
Take time to remember those who fell protecting our values and freedoms As we look toward the summer ahead, it's important to take time to remember those who fell protecting the values and freedoms that so many of us take for granted, and whose sacrifice continues to facilitate the lives and lifestyles that we live and love.
Posted on 28 May
The other AC
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on Australia's Gold Coast It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man.
Posted on 26 May
Olympics news regarding Paris 2024 and Tokyo 2020
by David Schmidt
Equipment selection currently dominating the sailing news While the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still well beyond the horizon, wheels are already turning for the Paris 2024 Olympics, with equipment selection dominating the Olympic sailing news cycle
Posted on 21 May
Not the Golden Arches
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Although you can eat there if you so choose. Your call. Today, we're talking about the other Maccas Although you can eat there if you so choose. Your call. Our call today, is to talk about the other Maccas. The one with the truly enviable reputation, and the one that is good for you, builds vessels with a strong constitution...
Posted on 19 May
Worrell 1000, Williams wins Bermuda Gold Cup
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The challenge of racing small, open catamarans across almost 1,000 miles of North Atlantic brine is just as stiff today as it was during the Worrell 1000's heyday.
Posted on 14 May
World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwards
by Mark Jardine
The big question is will they take it? A big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?
Posted on 14 May
Guardians of the Galaxy
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Collection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Collection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.
Posted on 12 May
Resurgence of the Worrell 1000, SailGP hits SFO
by David Schmidt
We like adventurous sailing races If you've read this newsletter for a while, you'll know that Sail-World and its North American editor have a massive soft spot for sailboat races that involve a significant adventurous component.
Posted on 7 May
Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
SCIBS looms, predominantly a powerboat event, with a few sails too SCIBS looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few sticks around. One that will undoubtedly standout against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R.
Posted on 5 May
RS Aero wins Equipment trials
by Mark Jardine
For the 2024 Olympic Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy The RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.
Posted on 3 May
Malcolm Page on the state of U.S. Olympic sailing
by David Schmidt
An interview with Malcolm Page about the state of U.S. Olympic sailing I checked in with Malcolm Page, US Sailing's chief of Olympic sailing, via email, to learn more about the team's progress towards the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (July 24-August 9).
Posted on 1 May
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