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In memoriam
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
20th anniversary of the infamous, and tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart This year marks the 20th anniversary of the infamous, and tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. A lot has changed since then, from boat design to safety procedures, and so thankfully there has not been a repeat.
Posted on 16 Dec
AC36 news, Susie Goodall successfully rescued
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World International sailing news is giving Pacific Northwest sailors some mental reprieve until our next regatta-rain, wind and all-or until the snow gets deep enough for the powder skis.
Posted on 11 Dec
The Kite Douse
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Master photographer, Andrea Francolini, calls it 'A study of shapes' Drawing inspiration from 'the dance' when Bow1 and Bow2 get enveloped in the kite as it comes down, 'Il Duce' turned in these images. Master photographer, Andrea Francolini, calls it, 'A study of shapes'.
Posted on 9 Dec
A Q&A with Peter Becker and Joe Cooper about YASA
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Peter Becker and Joe Cooper about the Young American Sailing Academy I checked in with Peter Becker and Joe Cooper, who serve as president and board member (respectively) of the Young American Sailing Academy, via email, to learn more about YASA's mission to help develop the next generation of American offshore sailors.
Posted on 5 Dec
AC36, RORC Transatlantic Race and GGR 2018 news
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World While the international sailing media has rightly been focusing on offshore sailing for the past few weeks, movement has also been afoot in sailing's grandest event, the America's Cup.
Posted on 4 Dec
Kindly Leave the Stage
by David Henshall
What happens to ex-Olympic classes? The Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service.
Posted on 3 Dec
Hard not to miss
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
He's known for his collection of shirts He's known for his collection of shirts. Perhaps even that moustache too. He certainly knows the pointy end from the blunt, as well.
Posted on 2 Dec
From surfer to Round the World Race winner
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Clipper Race skipper Wendy Tuck We talked to Wendy Tuck, winner of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race who is also the first female skipper ever to have won a round the world race of any type. She has also recently been awarded Australian Sailing's Female Sailor of the Year.
Posted on 29 Nov
Action in the RdR, Transatlantic Race and GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Offshore adventures in the Route du Rhum, RORC Transatlantic Race and Golden Globe Race 2018 Three classic events are currently unfurling: the tail end of the Route du Rhum, the opening salvo of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race, and the ongoing saga (now on Day 149) known as the Golden Globe Race 2018.
Posted on 27 Nov
He's back, she's terrific, and they're expanding!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The great Frank Quealey wrote a piece during week about the 18 footers The great Frank Quealey wrote a piece during week about the season proper for the legendary 18 Footers, which has now commenced in earnest.
Posted on 25 Nov
They weren't kidding!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
This home has a sailboat hanging from the ceiling We had a note from a reader. Thank you very much. She hails from Victoria, up in British Columbia. Cheers on that. It seemed pretty simple. One line was enough not only enough to pique my curiosity, but take me all the way in.
Posted on 21 Nov
Wild times in the 2018 Route du Rhum
by David Schmidt
Wild times in the 2018 Route du Rhum for IMOCA 60 and Multi50 classes It's been a wild week of racing for the IMOCA 60 and Multi50 classes in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, which is taking singlehanded sailors on a 3,542-nautical-mile course from St. Malo, France, to the finishing line off of Pointe-à-Pitre.
Posted on 20 Nov
The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar
by Mark Jardine
Recently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race We spoke to Jeremy Troughton - universally known as 'JT' - General Manager of Marine Leisure and Events at GAC Pindar, who has recently come back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Posted on 20 Nov
Rasmus Kostner on the ESS Los Cabos event
by David Schmidt
Extreme Sailing Series event in Los Cabos, Mexico I checked in with the Rasmus Kostner, skipper of the SAP Extreme Sailing Team, via email, about the Extreme Sailing Series' 2018 Los Cabos, Mexico event.
Posted on 19 Nov
On us before you know it
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's a bit like barrelling into the bottom mark doing about 25 knots in a blow It's a bit like barrelling into the bottom mark doing about 25 knots in a blow, and you have to set up for a Mexican. Only thing is, the boats we are talking about do something like twice that speed..
Posted on 18 Nov
Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability Program I checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.
Posted on 14 Nov
DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products.
Posted on 14 Nov
Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent
by Mark Jardine
Rooster Sailing win DAME award for the Rooster Exofleece We talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.
Posted on 13 Nov
Joyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum
by David Schmidt
Joyon sets course record in the Route du Rhum–Destination Guadeloupe France's Francis Joyon (62), sailing aboard IDEC Sport, crossed the Route du Rhum–Destination Guadeloupe's finishing line seven minutes and eight seconds ahead of Francois Gabart (FRA; 35), to set a new course record.
Posted on 12 Nov
Oldest tale of them all
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
In order to finish first, first you have to finish In order to finish first, first you have to finish. Certainly felt for the Golden Globe Race leader, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede this week. He has so much daylight between he and second place, Mark Slats, that they are often up to two weather systems apart.
Posted on 11 Nov
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