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Previewing the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While cold rain and snow might be the reality across most of North America, conditions are far more conducive to high-level sailing on the waters off of Miami, Florida, where the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is unfurling.
Posted on 21 Jan
Pulse58 from RS Electric Boats
by Mark Jardine
See our video tour of the RIB at boot Dusseldorf Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com gives an overview of the Pulse58 - the first 100% electric RIB from RS Electric Boats, the sister company of RS Sailing.
Posted on 21 Jan
Just how hard can it be?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class... You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class mind you. Try a very impressive three styles of boat. You even have the ultimate colour of Olympic bling in the trophy cabinet.
Posted on 19 Jan
Erika Reineke on the 2020 World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
An interview with Erika Reineke ahead of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami I checked in with Erika Reineke, who is one of the USA's top-ranked Laser Radial sailors, via email, to find out about her preparations ahead of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.
Posted on 16 Jan
Playing for keeps on Puget Sound
by David Schmidt
Man Overboard in the Duwamish Head Race off Seattle I knew I was in for an adventure when I woke up at 0430 hours on Saturday for the annual Duwamish Head Race, only to discover that NOAA had issued a small-craft advisory for the section of Puget Sound where our race would be unfurling.
Posted on 14 Jan
That man Lilley
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Latest Sail-World Australia newsletter from John Curnow When he won the medal race at the recent Finn Gold Cup, it was not some random event. Jake Lilley has been at it for a while. It's called work ethic...
Posted on 12 Jan
Luther Carpenter on the World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
An interview with Luther Carpenter ahead of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami I checked in with Luther Carpenter, US Sailing's recently named Olympic head coach, via email, to learn more about his challenges and preparations ahead of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.
Posted on 8 Jan
Looking ahead to two great retro sailing races
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race 2022 and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race 2020 may have only barely begun, but already entire groups of adventure-minded sailors are looking forward to 2022 and 2023, which is when the Golden Globe Race 2022 and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race are slated to begin.
Posted on 7 Jan
Embracing 2020
by David Schmidt
Pondering ways to make it a happier and more peaceful year Sail-World wishes all readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year, and we look forward to seeing you out on the racecourse…hopefully a lot more frequently than we did in 2019.
Posted on 31 Dec 2019
Let's start with a round of applause
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
During the busy Sydney-Hobart period, readership of Sail-World.com was up 20%... Thank you. During the busy Sydney-Hobart period, readership of Sail-World.com was up 20% over the same period from last year, and that's all because of you. So thank you.
Posted on 29 Dec 2019
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Cup news
by David Schmidt
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Cup news Santa may be busy filling his sleigh, but most sailors are likely far more interested with the sleds that are being readied for nautical combat in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Posted on 24 Dec 2019
More than 50%
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Last week's newsleter cast a spotlight on the ever-changing world of SailGP Last week's We'll take 50% cast a bit of a spotlight on the ever-changing world of SailGP. This week we can say that it would appear that there is more than a 50% chance that it will be Copenhagen that gets the Danish Round of SailGP...
Posted on 22 Dec 2019
Podcast: An extraordinary 10 years of sailing
by Andy Rice
Andy Rice, Mark Jardine and James Boyd discuss the sailing decade In the last podcast before Christmas, Andy Rice joins with fellow sailing journalist James Boyd and Mark Jardine, managing editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com to look back on an extraordinary 10 years of sailing.
Posted on 21 Dec 2019
Youth America's Cup and O'Brady's Impossible Row
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt News broke last week of the Youth America's Cup 2020-2021, which is expected to see its first fleet racing unfurl on Chinese waters in November 2020, followed by a match racing event and the finals on New Zealand waters in February and March 2020.
Posted on 17 Dec 2019
The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2019: Part 2
by Andy Rice
Andy Rice and Mark Jardine discuss the most popular stories Intro paragraph to go here...In the second and concluding part of the Top 10 biggest stories of 2019, the list from 5 to 1 looks like more familiar territory (compared with some of the wild and wacky revelations in Part 1).
Posted on 17 Dec 2019
The relentless pace of change
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Kenny Read about developments at North Sails We spoke to Kenny Read about the some of the North Sails developments and looked forward, discussing the relentless pace of change in sailing, the continual development of 3Di, the impact of Helix, environmental responsibilities and innovations.
Posted on 16 Dec 2019
We'll take 50%
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Last week we saw it would be NED or DEN entering SailGP Last week in Pretty Handy, we noted that it was either going to be the Netherlands or Denmark that got the brand new seventh boat for the second season of SailGP. It was the latter, so we will certainly take that 50% as a pass mark.
Posted on 15 Dec 2019
The Unsung Wise Man
by David Henshall
Reg Bratt's remarkable contribution to British dinghy sailing exposed Today, nearly half a century after he was so very much hands on in the dinghy world, Weymouth's Reginald 'Reg' Bratt has a mind as sharp as ever. We look at his remarkable engineering breakthroughs, surprising designs, and speed records.
Posted on 13 Dec 2019
The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2019: Part 1
by Andy Rice
Quite a few surprises and interlopers in this elite group of stories... Following on from last year's round-up of the Top 10 big stories in the sailing world, Mark Jardine shares the most-read stories in 2019 from Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com.
Posted on 13 Dec 2019
Winter Vashon, 49er & Nacra 17 Worlds, and Ultims
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt There's something about sailing that's downright addictive, even when conditions fall considerably short of the term “Champagne Sailing.” Take this past weekend's Winter Vashon Race here on Puget Sound.
Posted on 10 Dec 2019
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