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by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Some years ago we started looking at Mixed Two Person Offshore Events It wasn't too long after driving the first of Beneteau's impressive Figaro 3s a couple of years ago that these miscellaneous ramblings started to look at the Mixed Two Person Offshore Event for the Olympics.
Posted on 8 Dec
Henri-Lloyd Frostbite Challenge
by Mark Jardine
The sport of sailing at its very best Henri-Lloyd's Chairman Hans Eckerström wanted to put the 2020 range to the test. Not the standard factory and model tests of materials, fit and wear, but the kind which really put the kit through its paces.
Posted on 6 Dec
Chickens and Eggs
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You know the real answer is I have no idea which came first You know the real answer is I have no idea whether the egg was before the proverbial chicken, or the other way around. Equally, I'm not sure whether the ‘end of life' boats triggered this editorial, or perhaps it was the repurposing of sails
Posted on 4 Dec
Olympic class news and an Ultim class showdown
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt As the Midwest and East Coast shovel their first big storm of the year, as Northwest skiers cry that all the snow is being wasted on the flats, and as everyone grapples with last week's consumption, things are happening in Olympic sailing circles.
Posted on 3 Dec
Salvage Rights?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Does it work on land something like it does at sea? Does it work on land something like it does at sea? Is it akin to it being a mooring minder? No. Land based law is very different to that of the sea, where much of it harks back to the 1600s.
Posted on 1 Dec
Barton Marine's Quick Cleat
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Suzanne Blaustone at METS 2019 Mark Jardine speaks to Suzanne Blaustone, Managing Director of Barton Marine, about Quick Cleat - an innovation that provides the best alternative to tying knots, securing numerous items around boats, trailers and marinas.
Posted on 29 Nov
Rolex Fastnet Race to finish in Cherbourg
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Eddie Warden Owen Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, caught up with RORC Chief Executive Eddie Warden Owen to find out more about Cherbourg becoming the finish destination of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021 and 2023.
Posted on 26 Nov
All eyes on the Atlantic Ocean
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While Americans are focusing on their Thanksgiving celebrations and the official start of the 2019 holiday season, the international sailing world has its attention riveted to the North and South Atlantic Oceans, where three races are unfurling.
Posted on 26 Nov
Seldén SMF - Synchronized Main Furling
by Mats-Uno Fredrikson & Mark Jardine
We speak to Scott Alexander at METSTRADE 2019 Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine talks to Seldén's Scott Alexander about their SMF (Synchronized Main Furling) system at METSTRADE 2019.
Posted on 25 Nov
So you love your sailing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And for the last 47 years, so too has he... And for the last 47 years, so too has he. He's a deeply committed naturalist. So much so, that you often wonder where does Richard Bennett stop, and his beloved Tasmania begin?
Posted on 24 Nov
New products from Allen at METSTRADE 2019
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Ben Harden about flip-flop blocks, Laser vangs and wave ratchets Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Allen's Ben Harden at METSTRADE 2019 about their new products, including Flip-Flip Blocks, a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 and the New Wave Ratchet.
Posted on 22 Nov
We speak to Rooster's founder Steve Cockerill
by Mark Jardine
The man who always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE Steve Cockerill always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE, and in 2019 he was there to show off Rooster's new neoprene buoyancy aid and a pair of gloves that look perfect for cold winter days on the water!
Posted on 21 Nov
Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019
by Mark Jardine
Navico's President and Chief Executive Officer Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands.
Posted on 20 Nov
Keep your bottle on board!
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Kate Sargent about the Rooster Joey Bottle Holder A fellow sailor approached Rooster with an idea about a bottle holder for their RS800, and the team were keen to follow up and see what they could produce.
Posted on 20 Nov
Classe Minis and Ultim tris negotiate the Atlantic
by David Schmidt
Plus a newly elected face on US Sailing's Board of Directors While the sailing world's attention has been riveted to the 4,335 nautical mile Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race, two other important offshore events have also been unfurling, namely the Mini-Transat La Boulangère race and the Brest Atlantiques race.
Posted on 19 Nov
The bookies may, or may not be happy
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Mark Richards had a very short message: We are 100% there Mark Richards had a very short message for everyone. “It was very cool to watch our crew nurse the boat into port. We now have all the right resources working on the repairs. We are 100% there for the race.”
Posted on 17 Nov
Debriefing the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the winds were much lighter than average for this weekend's Round the County Race here in the Pacific Northwest, conditions were significantly more boisterous in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre.
Posted on 12 Nov
Shredded Cabbage
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...
Posted on 10 Nov
Get on the Water with Borrow a Boat
by Mark Jardine
We caught up with Matt Ovenden about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all We caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.
Posted on 7 Nov
TJV drama, Mini Transat update, Paris 2024 updates
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt If you're an ocean-racing junkie, November can be a thirsty month in North America. Fortunately, this year's fix comes in the form of the biennial Transat Jacques Vabre, which involves doublehanded racing aboard IMOCA 60s, Multi 50s and Class 40s.
Posted on 5 Nov
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