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Sara Zanobini on the 2021 Bacardi Cup Invitational
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt interviews Sara about the event While spring isn't far off, it's solidly winter in North America and competitive One Design sailing is still over the horizon for most sailors. Enter the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, which promises great racing for J/70, Melges 24 and Star sailors.
Posted today at 4:00 pm
Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards?
by Mark Jardine
Positive at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show, but a new portmanteau needed! I've talked to various people during and since the virtual RYA Dinghy Show and all so far are hailing it as a success. In the UK, the Dinghy Show is the start of the sailing season, and to simply not hold the event would have been a grave mistake.
Posted on 2 Mar
Cup news, Vendee Globe finishers, GGR 2022 update
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA While the America's Cup World Series and the Prada Cup delivered a chance to see AC75s lock horns on the racecourse, it also gave the world a much-needed chance to see what life looks like at the end of the coronavirus tunnel.
Posted on 2 Mar
Gladwell's Line: A Match of just five days?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A COVID positive 21 yr old going walkabout in South Auckland has had big implications for the Cup A COVID positive 21 yr old going walkabout in South Auckland has had big implications for the Cup - now threatened to be morphed to a four race day event, and sailed on courses on which there has never been a lead change - except for the Patriot capsize.
Posted on 2 Mar
Playing the long game
by Mark Jardine
As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match. I'd have loved to see Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott square up against Pete Burling, Blair Tuke and the rest of Emirates Team New Zealand, but it wasn't to be.
Posted on 23 Feb
Modes and Moods
by Mark Jardine
Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker There are many sailing phrases: high and fast, low and slow, tweak it up a bit, glamourous, in the groove, climbing off them, falling into the dirt. Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker.
Posted on 21 Feb
You must win the start!
by Mark Jardine
It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it. Win the start and you've a good chance of winning the race.
Posted on 20 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.3
by Dougal Henshall
A crown made for sailing: The action out afloat and ashore hots up In this the third video charting the life and the boats of John Westell, the action out afloat and ashore hots up. However, at the same time, the timescales are getting compressed, with this video covering the period of just a year.
Posted on 18 Feb
Prada Cup Finals debriefing and CCA awards
by David Schmidt
The saying goes that it's easy to look like a tactical genius if one has a faster boat The saying goes that it's easy to look like a tactical genius if one has a faster boat. Right now, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's brain trust is looking incredibly smart after posting an impeccable 4-0 scorecard over INEOS Team UK.
Posted on 16 Feb
America's Cup: From the armchair...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes... Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes...
Posted on 14 Feb
Sailing dynamite
by Mark Jardine
A day for the match racing purists Many of the America's Cup traditionalists have derided the foiling revolution, vocally saying the speed of the yacht isn't important, it's all about close, tight racing. Right now, that viewpoint seems redundant.
Posted on 14 Feb
Emily Nagel on her evolution as a pro sailor
by David Schmidt
An interview with Emily Nagel on her evolution as a professional sailor Emily Nagel might be “just” 27 years old, but this hasn't stopped her from racking up an impressive inshore and offshore sailing resume, in addition to earning her credentials as a naval architect.
Posted on 10 Feb
Body Battery
by Mark Jardine
I've been a bit of a luddite when it comes to fitness tracking I've been a bit of a luddite when it comes to fitness tracking and smart watches, for many years just 'going with the flow' on my morning runs, going out sailing and, more often than not, recharging my batteries with a beer.
Posted on 8 Feb
REPAIR-REWEAR: Henri-Lloyd Repair Service
by Mark Jardine
Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
A Q&A on the 2021 Caribbean Multihull Challenge
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt chats with Michele Korteweg about the event As North America and Europe contend with winter, it's always great to look to the Caribbean racing scene as a source of saline inspiration. One such bright spot is the upcoming Caribbean Multihull Challenge.
Posted on 3 Feb
Vendee Globe winners, Prada Cup updates
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA It's easy to think of time utterly standing still since January 21, 2020 - the day the first case of COVID 19 was confirmed in the USA - but the reality is that this past week was the sailing world's biggest in ages.
Posted on 2 Feb
Time to catch breath
by Mark Jardine
The start of 2021 has been an incredible one for sailing As if it weren't an already extraordinary time, the start of 2021 has been an incredible one for sailing. The Vendée Globe finish has been simply sensational and the PRADA Cup racing bkept us all on the edge of our seats.
Posted on 1 Feb
Ryan Breymaier's plans for a 2024 Vendee Globe run
by David Schmidt
An interview with Ryan Breymaier on his plans for a 2024 Vendee Globe campaign I checked in with offshore record-setter and skipper Ryan Breymaier, via email and a WhatsApp voice call, to learn more about his plans for a 2024 Vendee Globe campaign.
Posted on 1 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.2: An eye for design
by Dougal Henshall
How his love of speed in dinghies would become increasingly strong factors behind his thinking In Part 2 of this series of videos telling the story of the life and boats of John Westell, we will see how his eye for a shapely design and his love of speed in a sailing dinghy would become increasingly strong factors behind his thinking.
Posted on 1 Feb
Nice touch: PATRIOT flies again
by Mark Jardine
A 'Band-Aid' thank you from NYYC American Magic The NYYC American Magic base has been a hive of activity since their yacht capsized and near sank. Today, with an immense amount of work, and the support of the team in the Emirates Team New Zealand's build facility, PATRIOT was back out on the water.
Posted on 27 Jan
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