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Transpac News, 12 Metre Words, AC Hall of Fame
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While summer isn't even half over, the sailing world is being treated to some great offshore racing, starting with the Transatlantic Race 2019, and followed by the Transpacific Yacht Race, which began in a series of pursuit-style starts on July 10.
Posted on 16 Jul
The Good Oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors This week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.
Posted on 14 Jul
In conversation with David 'Sid' Howlett
by James Eaves, RYA
Mark Jardine talks with the Coach to Ben Ainslie, Andrew Simpson and more... Hear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.
Posted on 11 Jul
Transatlantic Race 2019, Olympic selection process
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt As the saying goes that in sailboat racing, if you don't like the conditions, wait a little bit and odds are excellent that they will change. This wisdom proved correct in the Transatlantic Race 2019.
Posted on 9 Jul
TR 2019, Cup news, and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World North American newsletter from David Schmidt The fleet competing in the Transatlantic Race 2019 has been experiencing light breezes that have been more forward of the beam than anyone would prefer.
Posted on 2 Jul
Ben Ainslie and Henri Lloyd
by Mark Jardine
25 years of sailing history together When Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.
Posted on 26 Jun
Siebel Sailors Program, foiling in NY, Star Worlds
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the past week has seen a flurry of news from events as diverse as the SailGP New York event, and the Star Worlds, and the start of the Transatlantic Race, it was a press release from US Sailing that caught my eye and captured my imagination.
Posted on 25 Jun
Aussie Invasion
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...
Posted on 23 Jun
We speak to North Sails' Quinny Houry in Palma
by Mark Jardine
At the epicentre for all superyacht matters in Europe We spoke to Quinny Houry of North Sails in Palma, the epicentre for all superyacht matters in Europe.
Posted on 19 Jun
Anticipation on Crew Allocation Day
by Mark Jardine
We meet the new Clipper Race sailors to discover their stories... Clipper Race Crew Allocation Day, held at the Portsmouth Guildhall, is a huge moment in the build-up to the race itself. This is the day when crew find out who their Skipper will be and meet their teammates for the first time.
Posted on 18 Jun
Put your two hands together, please…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.
Posted on 16 Jun
An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team
by Mark Jardine
Autistic crew led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann build up to the famous race We spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.
Posted on 14 Jun
The Race to Alaska and remembering Lowell North
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The annual Race to Alaska (R2AK) specializes in delivering unique experiences that unfurl on the same patch of highly unpredictable, tide-riven brine.
Posted on 10 Jun
Back for more. Much more…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig, again We first saw Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig in "It's all about wings (again)". In the intervening time, Greg and Patrick Johnston have been working with American Magic on their converted MC38, The Mule.
Posted on 9 Jun
Celebrating the Race to Alaska
by David Schmidt
R2AK is a unique brew of adventure and adrenaline June's arrival in the Pacific Northwest is a special time thanks to the area's unique sailing scene that includes events such as the annual Race to Alaska.
Posted on 4 Jun
Click&Boat Review: A new concept in yacht charter
by Sarah Heron
The world's leading online boat rental platform Launched in 2013, Click&Boat has become the world's leading online yacht charter platform, dubbed the 'Airbnb of the seas' by CNN.
Posted on 3 Jun
Like we did not see that coming...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough You know we had always said that the pool just did not look like being big enough. Yet that does not change the fact that seeing the first of the second tier of challengers depart, stage left, is a sad moment across so many levels.
Posted on 2 Jun
Henri Lloyd launch their Fremantle range in London
by Mark Jardine
We look at some of the key features and talk to the lead designer Henri Lloyd is back. On Wednesday night in London at The Army Gym, in Covent Garden, the new team behind the iconic brand showcased their new Fremantle range produced in their own dedicated European factory to a select group of retailers and journalists.
Posted on 30 May
Coast to coast Memorial Day Weekend racing
by David Schmidt
Take time to remember those who fell protecting our values and freedoms As we look toward the summer ahead, it's important to take time to remember those who fell protecting the values and freedoms that so many of us take for granted, and whose sacrifice continues to facilitate the lives and lifestyles that we live and love.
Posted on 28 May
The other AC
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on Australia's Gold Coast It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man.
Posted on 26 May
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