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GGR 2018: Storms, dismastings, injury and rescue
by David Schmidt
Internationally coordinated rescue in the Golden Globe Race When Don McIntyre announced the Golden Globe Race 2018, I knew that the sailing world was in for something far, far different than another high-dollar, corporate-sponsored event.
Posted on 24 Sep
Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean Race
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
We speak to Gautier Sergent of North Sails We spoke to Gautier Sergent of North Sails about the Volvo Ocean Race, how the sails have moved on in the two editions using the VO65s, what North Sails have learnt from how the sailors then sailed the boats with the new inventories for the 2017-18 race.
Posted on 24 Sep
Dropping Anchor
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats Dropping anchor is not necessarily something you automatically associate with racing boats of any description. So when a sailor the calibre of Robert Greenhalgh decides to call Sydney home, well it is pretty damn newsworthy.
Posted on 23 Sep
Hyde Sails and the Squib class success story
by Mark Jardine
Father & son duo spurring each other on We spoke to Nigel and Jack Grogan, the father and son team at Hyde Sails who also sail together in the Squib class, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style with 100 boats for their National Championship at Lendy Cowes Week.
Posted on 19 Sep
VOR delivers critical microplastics data and map
by David Schmidt
Scientific analysis of pollution the world's oceans While Turn the Tide on Plastic finished last in the 2017/2018 VOR, they directly helped increase the scientific community's understanding of microplastics in the world's oceans by vigilantly collecting water samples en route to The Hague.
Posted on 17 Sep
Natural succession in the RS Sailing family
by Mark Jardine
After celebrating 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games In August RS Sailing celebrated 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games at the WPNSA: the largest one-design event in the UK. An incredible 1300 sailors in 900 boats took part in this marathon of sailing and fun.
Posted on 13 Sep
From Mallorca Optis to Figaro star
by Mark Jardine
We speak to #TeamCrewsaver's Alan Roberts We spoke to #TeamCrewsaver sailor Alan Roberts during a lifejacket training day at the Crewsaver head office.
Posted on 3 Sep
Influencing the influencers
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Richard Percy of the Andrew Simpson Foundation We recently caught up with Richard Percy of the ASF to find out the latest on Bart's Bash 2018, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres and the Foundation's Aims of increasing participation and improving the lives of young people through sailing.
Posted on 17 Aug
Gladwell's Line: Olympic self-flagellation begins
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The most significant Olympic classes regatta outside of the Olympics proper ended on a wet windless The most significant Olympic classes regatta outside of the Olympics proper ended on a wet windless note on Sunday. Several of the developed sailing nations performed well under their expectations, and the self-flagellation wasn't long in coming.
Posted on 15 Aug
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by James Sainsbury
First flight for Valkyrie! The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.
Posted on 13 Aug
70 years ago this week
by David Henshall
The story of singlehanded sailing at the London 1948 Olympics For the last decade or so, A in our modern lexicon has stood for Austerity, but 70 years ago this month the UK was suffering under so severe a regime of austerity that just about everything in life was either unavailable or rationed.
Posted on 10 Aug
Maiden pushes forward equality... again!
by Mark Jardine
The story of Tracy Edwards and The Maiden Factor Tracy Edwards and her team on Maiden changed perceptions and in no small way pushed forward the concept of equality when they completed the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Now Tracy is again pushing the equality on another step.
Posted on 9 Aug
Gladwell's Line: Class of 2018 homeless in 2024?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Youth progression which works nicely with the Olympic lineup, is set to be shredded Several Youth teams turned in an impressive performance at the 2018 Youth Sailing Worlds. Their coaches would be justified in thinking they had the talent coming on stream for the 2024 Olympics and beyond, or has World Sailing given those dreams the snip?
Posted on 31 Jul
Connected Photography: Interview with Ian Roman
by Mark Jardine
Staying at the cutting edge of technology Ian Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.
Posted on 19 Jul
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
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