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An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing
by Mark Jardine
Model yachting supremo's Bladerider conversion On the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.
Posted on 14 Jul
Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friend
by Mark Jardine
One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.
Posted on 12 Jul
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
by David Henshall
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing As the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.
Posted on 12 Jul
Super teams will make Am Cup Defence a big ask
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Richard Gladwell looks at the effect three Super Teams will have on NZ's America's Cup Defence A point missed by many critical of America's Cup-lite is that three well funded, well organised Challengers, or Super Teams are a much more formidable Defence proposition for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted on 12 Jul
Shattering the Clipper Race's glass ceiling
by David Schmidt
Glass ceilings start shattering at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race In late April, I had the good fortune of joining the Clipper Race for a media-day sail aboard Visit Seattle, during the event's Seattle stop over, where I met Nikki Henderson (UK), Visit Seattle's extremely capable 24-year-old skipper.
Posted on 9 Jul
Am Cup: Three Super Teams - and more?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
There have always been two ways of looking at entry numbers in the America's Cup. Entries closed last Saturday for the 36th America's Cup, with Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron announcing that just three teams had entered - the same three that had earlier and separately announced their Challenges.
Posted on 6 Jul
VOR: Should there have been a split route?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race ended in a way as no other Volvo OR or Whitbread WTWR has done before Why finish the VOR in an area that was badly affected by Exclusion Zones and Traffic Separation Schemes? A look at Olympic Qualification - the first Qualifier starts this month. And where is the missing Am Cup video?
Posted on 3 Jul
B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike Sugden
by Mark Jardine
Wired and wireless versions offer revolutionary gains We spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.
Posted on 26 Jun
Eating my hat has never tasted finer
by David Schmidt
After the 2018 Race to Alaska Two weeks ago I made a predication in this newsletter that, while fully supported by historic precedent, proved to be dead wrong.
Posted on 25 Jun
Home Build International Moth Blog 6
by James Sainsbury
The invisible mainsheet system It has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.
Posted on 24 Jun
The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish ever
by Mark Jardine
We speak to MAPFRE's Robert Greenhalgh Robert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.
Posted on 21 Jun
The Triple Crown - what does it mean?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race has become a whipping boy for those who claim it has lost its raison d'etre The 45,000nm round the world race has become a whipping boy for those who claim that it has lost its raison d'etre.
Posted on 19 Jun
Seldén sponsored sailors leave Falmouth
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
For the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race Last week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
Posted on 19 Jun
How 50 years utterly transformed offshore racing
by David Schmidt
A look at how 50 years utterly transformed offshore racing It's easy to lose track of just how far offshore sailing standards have come in such a short time when today's cutting-edge sailors are employing foils offshore in singlehanded events, or sailing lightning-fast catamarans and trimarans around Cape Horn.
Posted on 18 Jun
Gladwell's Line - The Week in Review
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
RNZYS accepts 4th Challenge..New superyacht facility gets green light..Shoebridge on Cup status Royal NZ Yacht Squadron accepts 4th Challenge..New superyacht facility gets green light..Shoebridge updates on the state of the Cup..Volvo OR under new management
Posted on 7 Jun
The most competitive 52 Super Series season yet?
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
We speak to Paul 'Flipper' Westlake of North Sails It's all go on the 52 Super Series with new boats, new teams and new technology. We spoke to Paul 'Flipper' Westlake of North Sails as the 2018 season gets underway to get his take on the development, the fleet and who his favourites are.
Posted on 25 May
James Hardiman Blog 4
by James Hardiman
Will I make the start of the SoloFASTNET? For those following my blog, you may recall that I'm writing about my journey through a solo race season, and what it takes to set up a new boat from scratch and get her race-ready for the SoloFASTNET on June 2nd. The toughest solo race in the UK.
Posted on 21 May
Please save our sport petition gaining momentum
by Ben Nicholls
Grassroots sailor urges World Sailing Executive to think again There has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.
Posted on 4 May
James Hardiman Blog 3
by James Hardiman
Solo sailing and race preparation issues... I've had the most disappointing start to a race season in the last 10 years! I seem to be plagued with boat problems, which is not a new phenomenon in the world of yacht racing but at least many readers of have sent supportive messages. So, thank you.
Posted on 2 May
Gladwell's Line: Brits march to a different drum
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Late last week Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a switch-out of their sponsors Last Friday, at the Prospect of Whitby, a Thameside pub dating back to 1520, Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a major change in the financial backing of the British America's Cup team. Richard Gladwell writes
Posted on 1 May
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