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AC36 news, Susie Goodall successfully rescued
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World International sailing news is giving Pacific Northwest sailors some mental reprieve until our next regatta-rain, wind and all-or until the snow gets deep enough for the powder skis.
Posted on 11 Dec
A tsunami of Am Cup Challenges hits Auckland
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The flurry of Late Notices of Challenge for the America's Cup, caught everyone by surprise As Emirates Team New Zealand's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Shoebridge told the Auckland Council's Governing Body on Thursday afternoon, they all came in on the last day [November 30], and three came in within the last five minutes of entry time.
Posted on 11 Dec
AC36, RORC Transatlantic Race and GGR 2018 news
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World While the international sailing media has rightly been focusing on offshore sailing for the past few weeks, movement has also been afoot in sailing's grandest event, the America's Cup.
Posted on 4 Dec
Kindly Leave the Stage
by David Henshall
What happens to ex-Olympic classes? The Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service.
Posted on 3 Dec
From surfer to Round the World Race winner
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Clipper Race skipper Wendy Tuck We talked to Wendy Tuck, winner of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race who is also the first female skipper ever to have won a round the world race of any type. She has also recently been awarded Australian Sailing's Female Sailor of the Year.
Posted on 29 Nov
Action in the RdR, Transatlantic Race and GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Offshore adventures in the Route du Rhum, RORC Transatlantic Race and Golden Globe Race 2018 Three classic events are currently unfurling: the tail end of the Route du Rhum, the opening salvo of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Transatlantic Race, and the ongoing saga (now on Day 149) known as the Golden Globe Race 2018.
Posted on 27 Nov
Wild times in the 2018 Route du Rhum
by David Schmidt
Wild times in the 2018 Route du Rhum for IMOCA 60 and Multi50 classes It's been a wild week of racing for the IMOCA 60 and Multi50 classes in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, which is taking singlehanded sailors on a 3,542-nautical-mile course from St. Malo, France, to the finishing line off of Pointe-à-Pitre.
Posted on 20 Nov
The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar
by Mark Jardine
Recently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race We spoke to Jeremy Troughton - universally known as 'JT' - General Manager of Marine Leisure and Events at GAC Pindar, who has recently come back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Posted on 20 Nov
On us before you know it
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's a bit like barrelling into the bottom mark doing about 25 knots in a blow It's a bit like barrelling into the bottom mark doing about 25 knots in a blow, and you have to set up for a Mexican. Only thing is, the boats we are talking about do something like twice that speed..
Posted on 18 Nov
Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability Program I checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.
Posted on 14 Nov
DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products.
Posted on 14 Nov
Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent
by Mark Jardine
Rooster Sailing win DAME award for the Rooster Exofleece We talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.
Posted on 13 Nov
A weekend of change and opportunity
by Mark Jardine
Finn out, mixed offshore sailing in for Paris 2024 This weekend saw the conclusion of the World Sailing meetings, with the AGM voting to add a 'Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore' event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted on 5 Nov
Nov 2, 2018 - Cup latest..Armit wins..Anti-Trust
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for November 2, 2018 Welcome to Sail-World.com's New Zealand e-magazine for October 31, 2018
Posted on 2 Nov
Instrumentation Market Disruptor
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Racegeek's Ric Morris about the d10 We spoke to Ric Morris at Racegeek, the innovative instrumentation company, making devices for yachts ranging from sportsboats to top-end racing yachts.
Posted on 25 Oct
Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGR
by David Schmidt
Attrition rate of 55% is evidence that Mother Nature is in charge While some sailors scoffed at a 'retro race', the 2018 Golden Globe Race's attrition rate of 55% is evidence aplenty that, while modern sailors are clever, the challenges put forth by Mother Nature remain utterly unconvinced of mankind's superiority.
Posted on 22 Oct
Staying atop the Singles Chart
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at the future - and history - of the singlehander Singlehanders are such a part of the sailing scene today, but what does it take to stay at the top of the Singles Chart? If there is one bellwether that gives us a indication as to the health of the sport, it has to be the singlehanded scene.
Posted on 17 Oct
SailGP reveals the details of two more teams
by David Schmidt
American and Australian national teams revealed The veil has been lifted from two more SailGP teams, the United States SailGP team and the Australian SailGP team. Not surprisingly, given the speeds and technologies involved with the powerful F50s, both teams include former America's Cup stars.
Posted on 15 Oct
Ailsa Angus on the 2018 Hong Kong to Hainan Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Ailsa Angus about the 2018 Hong Kong to Hainan Race I checked in with Ailsa Angus, the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's sailing manager, via email, to learn more about the 2018 Hong Kong to Hainan Race.
Posted on 15 Oct
The next steps for Project Scaramouche
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Jon Holt and the team Project Scaramouche has been inspiring, not just for the sailing world, but also in the wider community showing what can be done with a lot of hard work, leadership, courage and drive.
Posted on 11 Oct
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