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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
Perks of the job
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Unequivocally, the greatest element of this job is the contact with you, the readers. Unequivocally, the greatest element of this job is the contact with you, the readers. Whether it is on the quay, via email, or the phone calls, listening to your thoughts, comments and questions is a perk
Posted on 29 Apr
Nikki Henderson on skippering a Clipper Race boat
by David Schmidt
Sailing with style: A conversation the skipper of Visit Seattle Clipper I interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, to learn more about commanding a vessel in this demanding event.
Posted on 25 Apr
Everyone's got an opinion
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Yep. Even on these here pages we have espoused a few too. Yep. Even on these here pages we have espoused a few too. More often than not they're about the Olympics, and the equipment and events that get used to determine the medals.
Posted on 22 Apr
49er Champions on a mission
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell 2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.
Posted on 11 Apr
Home Build International Moth Blog 5
by James Sainsbury
It's all about the aesthetics! Or is it the statement? There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.
Posted on 8 Apr
An interview with Jack Gierhart about FAST USA
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Jack Gierhart about the new the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology I interviewed Jack Gierhart, US Sailing's CEO, via email, to learn more about the organization's new Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology on Treasure Island.
Posted on 5 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Volvo OR rethink
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race, with several boats experiencing issues over the past few days.
Posted on 4 Apr
Squibbers set for stunning 50th
by Mark Jardine
Plus your chance to win a new Squib! I spoke to Paul Young, MD of Rondar Boats, who build Squibs, Marian Gibson, Hon. Secretary of the National Squib Class Association, and Tony Gibson, Class Captain of the Stone SC fleet, about the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Posted on 26 Mar
The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
London 2012 Finn class silver medallist speaks out Tuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.
Posted on 22 Mar
Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet System
by Mark Jardine
Harken Tech Team's Matt Schmidt striving for perfection The Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.
Posted on 19 Mar
Repairs at events: David Johnson gives his advice
by Mark Jardine
We talk to West System International's resident expert at the RYA Dinghy Show We asked West System International's resident expert if there's one West System product he'd take to a sailing event, just in case he needed to make a repair... he chose three!
Posted on 14 Mar
Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton
by Mark Jardine
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Posted on 8 Mar
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
by David Henshall
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor We turn our attention to the life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor, as we celebrate his centenary in 2018. Jack Holt and Ian Proctor almost dominated small boat sailing, both in the UK and internationally, for nearly a quarter of a century.
Posted on 5 Mar
Sara Zanobini on the 2018 Bacardi Cup Invitational
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Sara Zanobini about the 2018 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta I interviewed Sara Zanobini, event organizer of the 2018 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, via email, to learn more about this year's event.
Posted on 1 Mar
Looking Glass or Crystal Ball?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The upcoming World Sailing review of the equipment used in the Olympic single-handed dinghy class It is the European anti-trust ruling of 2017 that has forced the upcoming World Sailing review of the equipment used in the Olympic single-handed dinghy class for Paris 2024 and beyond. This will no doubt cause heartache for the World Sailing Council
Posted on 27 Feb
Superyachts, 3Di, Dragons and detailing
by Mark Jardine
We speak to North Sails' Jens Christensen We spoke to Jens Christensen, who is based out of the North Sails loft in Herlev, Denmark, about the growth of superyachts, how 3Di has adapted to the demand of these vessels, and why the finishing and preventative maintenance is so important.
Posted on 26 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 4
by James Sainsbury
What a difference a week makes! Since the last post, much has changed. I have a water tight platform that really stands out from the crowd.
Posted on 22 Feb
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