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Reimagining the Race to Alaska
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA Dockside wisdom holds that the key to winning the Race to Alaska involves being the first boat to clear Seymour Narrows, ideally as the tide slams shut the door on fellow competitors. But what if Seymour Narrows wasn't a required waypoint?
Posted on 17 Sep
Do jump on board
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event for 2024 Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here.
Posted on 15 Sep
Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala Dinner
by Yachting Journalists' Association
YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 announced The YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on the 13th September, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show.
Posted on 14 Sep
Celebrating the 2019 J/70 World Champions
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA The 2019 J/70 World Championship offered nail-biting excitement that saw some of the world's best skippers and sailors line up to determine top bragging rights on the waters off of the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, which is in Torquay, United Kingdom.
Posted on 10 Sep
Soybean or Peanut Oil?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We had The Good Oil, More Good Oil, and then Smothered in Oil. We had The Good Oil, More Good Oil, and then Smothered in Oil. So when I got to speak with Phil Robertson from Team CHN in the SailGP, well one of those two oils seemed the only way to go.
Posted on 8 Sep
Hard times at the Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima
by David Schmidt
Tough sailing for American and Canadian sailors Labor Day Weekend marks summer's unofficial end and fall's unofficial start. For sailors looking to medal at next summer's Olympics, it also marks the last large Olympic class regatta of 2019 and a time when these sailors need to be shinning.
Posted on 3 Sep
YJA MS Amlin Awards shortlists chosen
by Yachting Journalists' Association
For the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year & YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 The YJA Committee met on Monday evening on the 45th floor of the Leadenhall building in London, hosted by MS Amlin Boat Insurance, to choose the shortlists for the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019.
Posted on 3 Sep
All aboard the bandwagon!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
If I had a mini maxi, I reckon that is exactly what I would have to call it If I had a mini maxi, I reckon that is exactly what I would have to call it. Just because you'd get a cast of thousands on board, and subsequently have a grand old time. Now if I had a supermaxi, I think its name would have to be Gravy Train...
Posted on 1 Sep
Olympic sailing news from Canada and the USA
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter August's final dog days are howling for fans of Olympic sailing as two critical regattas— Ready Steady Tokyo-Sailing and the Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima—unfurled (or are unfurling) on the waters off of Enoshima, Japan in rapid-fire succession.
Posted on 27 Aug
And they're up!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Back in Where's Wally? we looked at the incredible new foiler, the SYRA18. Back in Where's Wally? we looked at the incredible new foiler, the SYRA18. Please go back and check that out if you cannot remember it. Since then, Nils Frei and Yves Detrey have had their prototype for the monohull that morphs into a cat out on the water
Posted on 25 Aug
Ready Steady Tokyo, Hinman, women's match racing
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the start of summer 2019 was dominated by offshore-racing news, the news cycle from summer's second half is being ruled by small boat sailing.
Posted on 20 Aug
Smothered in oil!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Must be time to bake, then Must be time to bake, then. Firstly we had 'The Good Oil', followed by 'More Good Oil', and so then the only place left to go was to be completely covered in the stuff! So many thanks to both Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge once more...
Posted on 18 Aug
470 Worlds, Pan Am Games and SailGP reports
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt These may be summer's dog days, but there's plenty of high-end sailing action unfurling, both at home and abroad.
Posted on 13 Aug
We speak to Vaikobi founder Pat Langley
by Mark Jardine
Maintain his cool while growing a global business We spoke to Pat Langley of Vaikobi, the performance clothing company which started off by designing and manufacturing kit for the ocean paddle sport market, more recently branching into sailing apparel.
Posted on 13 Aug
Well I'll be…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You had to think the Laser was going to have more than an uphill battle to be in the 2024 Games When their infighting took hold, you had to think the Laser was going to have more than an uphill battle to be in the Paris 2024 Games. In what is clearly good news for Australia, the equipment is set to remain...
Posted on 11 Aug
Fastnet Race, 470 Worlds, Pan American Games
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter It's fair to say that the eyes of the international sailing world have been riveted to the waters off of Cowes, UK, for the past few days as the 48th edition of the Fastnet Race unfurled and as a new racecourse record was set.
Posted on 6 Aug
Where's Wally?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I do not know, and I was just considering that he might actually be easier to find… I do not know, and I was just considering that he might actually be easier to find… At any rate, the real question at hand here, is where are the SuperFoilers? The SuperFoilers got off and flying magnificently, albeit with the help of a few JATO bottles..
Posted on 4 Aug
Ensuring the sanctity of One Design racing
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The inherent difficulties of racing one thirty-something-footer against another forty-something-footer drives many die-hard sailors to One Design racing. But what if the boats and equipment aren't all class-legal?
Posted on 30 Jul
More good oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We had 'The Good Oil' newsletter just a couple of weeks back So we had The Good Oil just a couple of weeks back. This week we have more really good oil, and this time it comes from SailGP's Team Japan supremo, Nathan Outteridge. So then let's just read what the skiff and foiling legend has to say...
Posted on 28 Jul
The Rolex Fastnet Race
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Sam Richmond of North Sails about 'the One' We spoke to Sam Richmond of North Sails about the Rolex Fastnet Race, his experiences during the race and what advice he has for first-time competitors in the event he refers to as 'the One'.
Posted on 25 Jul
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