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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
The top end of the market
by Peter Rendle, Sail-World.com
Important to the marine industry Superyachts, while owned by a minority, contribute enormously to the industry. So it is important for our political leaders to be involved in future developments.
Posted on 5 Apr
An interview with Jack Gierhart about FAST USA
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Jack Gierhart about the new the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology I interviewed Jack Gierhart, US Sailing's CEO, via email, to learn more about the organization's new Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology on Treasure Island.
Posted on 5 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Volvo OR rethink
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race, with several boats experiencing issues over the past few days.
Posted on 4 Apr
The morning after
by John Curnow
The party the night before The party the night before. Well there's the clean up. Also the breakfast of questionable nutritional benefit. The sore head. The dubious text messages coming in, and glares from the neighbours. Well, that's what happens normally...
Posted on 3 Apr
Peter Rendle talks to Ray and Sandra Entwistle
by Peter Rendle, Sail-World.com
How they started Yachtspot and why they chose the J/Boats range to import Sail-World's Peter Rendle talked to Ray and Sandra Entwistle of Yachtspot about their start in sailing, and how they became involved in the marine industry.
Posted on 26 Mar
Old to new, it's still the same
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
He's almost a pal from old, nowadays, and he is very much part of the classic yacht scene He's almost a pal from old, nowadays, and he is very much part of the classic yacht scene around the globe. Apart from being an AUS Sailing certified SSSC Instructor, Manfred Speicher from Western Australia always has something new to talk about with me.
Posted on 25 Mar
The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
London 2012 Finn class silver medallist speaks out Tuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.
Posted on 22 Mar
It's all about the girls
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance bringing the wonderful Charlotte Kaufman to Australia Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance are bringing the wonderful, and very communicative visionary Charlotte Kaufman to Australia. Charlotte is to be the keynote speaker at the third WWSA group's, Gathering by the Bay...
Posted on 18 Mar
Cunning Plan
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's Australia's longest ocean race. The equivalent of like nine Hobarts back to back. It's Australia's longest ocean race. The equivalent of like nine Hobarts back to back. The 5500nm two-handed odyssey has a staggered start from 15 March to 1 April, 2018.
Posted on 12 Mar
Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton
by Mark Jardine
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Posted on 8 Mar
Time for something new
by Musto Australia
Discover Musto's newest collections Technical performance. Modern style. Excellence by design. Discover Musto's newest collections.
Posted on 8 Mar
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
by David Henshall
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor We turn our attention to the life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor, as we celebrate his centenary in 2018. Jack Holt and Ian Proctor almost dominated small boat sailing, both in the UK and internationally, for nearly a quarter of a century.
Posted on 5 Mar
Light displacement and wherewithal
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It was wonderful to catch up on the goings on, especially when it was daylight for second At any rate, they had just finished a race, and it was wonderful to catch up on the goings on, especially when it was not so much daylight for second, but a whole week of sunshine.
Posted on 4 Mar
Looking Glass or Crystal Ball?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The upcoming World Sailing review of the equipment used in the Olympic single-handed dinghy class It is the European anti-trust ruling of 2017 that has forced the upcoming World Sailing review of the equipment used in the Olympic single-handed dinghy class for Paris 2024 and beyond. This will no doubt cause heartache for the World Sailing Council
Posted on 27 Feb
Superyachts, 3Di, Dragons and detailing
by Mark Jardine
We speak to North Sails' Jens Christensen We spoke to Jens Christensen, who is based out of the North Sails loft in Herlev, Denmark, about the growth of superyachts, how 3Di has adapted to the demand of these vessels, and why the finishing and preventative maintenance is so important.
Posted on 26 Feb
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