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James Hardiman Blog 2
by James Hardiman
Early season race-prep headaches If you're new to this blog or you need a quick recap; I'm documenting my path through a race season with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) with the intention of giving readers an insight into what it's like to compete in an offshore solo race series.
Posted on 19 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 3
by James Sainsbury
Valkyrie moves out of the living room Who's a lucky boat then? This weekend, we moved Valkyrie out of the living room and into an actual workshop. Huge thanks to the Turning the Tide project for loan of the unit. Chantelle is very happy to now have her living room back!
Posted on 13 Feb
Sam Rogers on the Melges 20 Class' Miami Series
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Sam Rogers about the Melges 20 Class' 2017-2018 Miami Winter Series I caught up with Sam Rogers, North American fleet manager for the Melges 20 class, via email, to learn more about the class' 2017-2018 Miami Winter Series.
Posted on 7 Feb
Farr Yacht Design on environmental stewardship
by David Schmidt
An interview with Farr Yacht Design about environmental stewardship I caught up with Farr Yacht Design's Keith Carew via email to learn more about the firm's efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
A classic race with a modern twist
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Susie Goodall ahead of the Golden Globe Race Zhik-sponsored sailor Susie Goodall is one of 30 sailors set to take part in the Golden Globe Race 2018, which starts in Les Sables D'Olonne, France, on 1st July.
Posted on 30 Jan
Where should I put my telltales?
by Steve Cockerill, Rooster
Rooster's Steve Cockerill discusses the subject I often get asked the question, 'where should I put the telltales on my sail(s)?'
Posted on 25 Jan
First look at the RS21
by Mark Jardine
More than 'just another keelboat' On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?
Posted on 20 Jan
Helena Scutt discusses her 2020 Olympic campaign
by David Schmidt
An interview with Helena Scutt about her 2020 Olympic campaign I caught up with Helena Scutt via email to learn more about her 2020 Olympic campaign prior to the first warning guns of the 2018 season.
Posted on 18 Jan
Home Build International Moth Blog 2
by James Sainsbury
Boat name revealed... 170 hours into this build and I have a lot to show for it. I currently see in front of me all the main parts of my boat waiting for some final fettling. The only big thing left to do is lay up the sheet for the cockpit floor.
Posted on 14 Jan
Interview with Seldén sponsored Susie Goodall
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
The only female participant in the Golden Globe Race 2018 heralds the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's historic non-stop solo circumnavigation on his 32-foot yacht Suhaili. 2018 also sees the start of the Golden Globe Race to celebrate Knox-Johnsons' epic adventure.
Posted on 9 Jan
The search for Mad Max...
by David Henshall
Now extends beyond the Thunderdrome! If there is one true 'sea story' still waiting to be told, then it has to be the narrative that goes back some 65 years to the birth of the 505 and then comes forward in time, charting the progress of this amazing and truly world beating dinghy.
Posted on 6 Jan
American sailors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
by David Schmidt
Five well-sailed and well-prepared American-flagged boats taking part North American offshore sailing interests are well represented in this year's Sydney Hobart Race, with five well-sailed and well-prepared American-flagged boats and their crews set to be on the December 26 starting line.
Posted on 25 Dec 2017
RS Sailing's incredible 2017
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon We spoke to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon at RS Sailing about their incredibly busy 2017 and some of the highlights of their year, both on the water and in the office.
Posted on 14 Dec 2017
Reviving your Regional Youth Racing
by Andrew Nelson
Lessons and practical advice from Andrew Nelson Andrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice.
Posted on 13 Dec 2017
Barton's new block range
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds We spoke to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds of Barton Marine about their new block range and also the Victory block range.
Posted on 11 Dec 2017
Tom Bowler on the Wirth M. Munroe Race
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Tom Bowler on the Wirth M. Munroe Miami to Palm Beach race I caught up with Tom Bowler, chairman of the 61st annual Wirth M. Munroe race, to learn more about this historic event.
Posted on 28 Nov 2017
RS and Seldén working together
by Mark Jardine
Interview with Alex Newton-Southon and Steve Norbury We spoke to Steve Norbury of Seldén Mast, and Alex Newton-Southon of RS Sailing, about how they work together on the design and manufacture of a variety of components for the RS range of dinghies.
Posted on 23 Nov 2017
America's Cup AC75 boat concept revealed
by Emirates Team New Zealand
Bold new high performance fully foiling monohull Here it is! The ground-breaking new America's Cup class race boat concept. The AC75 is the bold new high performance fully foiling monohull.
Posted on 20 Nov 2017
DAME Award again
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik We caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range.
Posted on 15 Nov 2017
I am not a number
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at dinghy handicapping You probably have to be at the very least middle aged to fully appreciate the tag line reference to 'The Prisoner' TV series, but as that means you're in the demographic majority it is okay to continue.
Posted on 14 Nov 2017
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