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Up close and personal with Jimmy Spithill
by Red Bull
America's Cup winner on triumph, disaster and a bond with Prince Harry Jimmy Spithill is a three-time America's Cup winner who is back winning major races after being on the receiving end of a defeat at the last Cup in Bermuda.
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GGR 2018: Storms, dismastings, injury and rescue
by David Schmidt
Internationally coordinated rescue in the Golden Globe Race When Don McIntyre announced the Golden Globe Race 2018, I knew that the sailing world was in for something far, far different than another high-dollar, corporate-sponsored event.
Posted on 24 Sep
Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean Race
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
We speak to Gautier Sergent of North Sails We spoke to Gautier Sergent of North Sails about the Volvo Ocean Race, how the sails have moved on in the two editions using the VO65s, what North Sails have learnt from how the sailors then sailed the boats with the new inventories for the 2017-18 race.
Posted on 24 Sep
Dropping Anchor
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats Dropping anchor is not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats of any description. So when a sailor the calibre of Robert Greenhalgh decides to call Sydney home, well it is pretty damn newsworthy.
Posted on 23 Sep
A Q&A with Doug Morgan about the 2018 J/70 Worlds
by David Schmidt
An interview with Doug Morgan about the 2018 J/70 Worlds I interviewed Doug Morgan, regatta chairman of the 2018 J/70 Worlds, via email, to learn more about this highly competitive and fully international regatta.
Posted on 18 Sep
VOR delivers critical microplastics data and map
by David Schmidt
Scientific analysis of pollution the world's oceans While Turn the Tide on Plastic finished last in the 2017/2018 VOR, they directly helped increase the scientific community's understanding of microplastics in the world's oceans by vigilantly collecting water samples en route to The Hague.
Posted on 17 Sep
Natural succession in the RS Sailing family
by Mark Jardine
After celebrating 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games In August RS Sailing celebrated 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games at the WPNSA: the largest one-design event in the UK. An incredible 1300 sailors in 900 boats took part in this marathon of sailing and fun.
Posted on 13 Sep
Are Wiig's legendary seamanship in the GGR2018
by David Schmidt
Norwegian skipper demonstrates legendary seamanship I learned early on that one only presses “the button” in moments of absolute emergency. True, everyone's definition of this varies, but two recent experiences-one personal, the other public-shed light on the responsibility of calling the cavalry.
Posted on 10 Sep
Scott MacLeod on the 2018 Sonar North Americans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Scott MacLeod about the 2018 Sonar North Americans I interviewed Scott MacLeod, chairman of the 2018 Sonar North Americans, via email, to learn more about this competitive and regionally significant regatta
Posted on 10 Sep
A Q&A with Allan Terhune about the 2018 J22 Worlds
by David Schmidt
An interview with Allan Terhune about the 2018 J/22 Worlds I checked in with Allan Terhune, event chair of the 2018 J/22 Worlds, via email, to learn more about this highly competitive One Design regatta.
Posted on 6 Sep
Molly MacMillan White on the 2018 J/24 Nationals
by David Schmidt
An interview with Molly MacMillan White about the 2018 J/24 Nationals I interviewed Molly MacMillan White, regatta chairperson of the 2018 J/24 Nationals, via email, to learn more about this highly competitive regatta.
Posted on 3 Sep
Celebrating Labor Day weekend regattas
by David Schmidt
Great late-summer racing opportunities Seasoned sailors know that fall's early days hold some of the year's best sailing opportunities, including coast-to-coast races that are unfurling this Labor Day weekend.
Posted on 3 Sep
Choking on wildfire smoke in Seattle
by David Schmidt
As sailors, we harness Mother Nature's natural forces As sailors, we harness Mother Nature's natural forces to travel through two fluids, air and water. But what happens when one of these fluids becomes contaminated?
Posted on 27 Aug
Checking in with the 2018 Golden Globe Race
by David Schmidt
Checking in with the 2018 Golden Globe Race Spend enough time covering Jules Verne Trophy attempts, attempts at setting a new solo circumnavigation records, or even the singlehanded Vendee Globe, and you get used to seeing the boats make a lot of VMG progress.
Posted on 20 Aug
Influencing the influencers
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Richard Percy of the Andrew Simpson Foundation We recently caught up with Richard Percy of the ASF to find out the latest on Bart's Bash 2018, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres and the Foundation's Aims of increasing participation and improving the lives of young people through sailing.
Posted on 17 Aug
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
U.S. almost suffers a medal ceremony shutout
by David Schmidt
At the Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 While the Dutch-flagged team sailed away from the Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 with a stellar report card, the same cannot be said for U.S.-flagged efforts.
Posted on 13 Aug
Darren Burns & Brian Todd on Farr 30s
by David Schmidt
Darren Burns and Brian Todd about Farr 30s and the 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week I interviewed Darren Burns, president of the Farr 30 World Council, and Brian Todd, One Design race officer for the 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week.
Posted on 13 Aug
Susan Ludwig on the Coast Guard Foundation
by David Schmidt
An interview with Susan Ludwig about the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation I interviewed Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation, via email, to learn more about this organization and the important work that they do on behalf of the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard.
Posted on 13 Aug
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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
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