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Debriefing the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the winds were much lighter than average for this weekend's Round the County Race here in the Pacific Northwest, conditions were significantly more boisterous in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre.
Posted on 12 Nov
Shredded Cabbage
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...
Posted on 10 Nov
Get on the Water with Borrow a Boat
by Mark Jardine
We caught up with Matt Ovenden about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all We caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.
Posted on 7 Nov
TJV drama, Mini Transat update, Paris 2024 updates
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt If you're an ocean-racing junkie, November can be a thirsty month in North America. Fortunately, this year's fix comes in the form of the biennial Transat Jacques Vabre, which involves doublehanded racing aboard IMOCA 60s, Multi 50s and Class 40s.
Posted on 5 Nov
A look at the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA The fleet contesting the biennial Transat Jacques Vabre departed Le Harve, France, on Sunday, October 27, bound for Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. American interests are being represented in this by Charlie Enright, co-skipper of 11th Hour Racing.
Posted on 29 Oct
The Middle Sea Race, TJV, Intl. Masters Regatta
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt Looking beyond the waters of Puget Sound reveals a much sunnier picture of sailing, especially if one focuses their attention on the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Transat Jaques Vabre and the International Masters Regatta.
Posted on 22 Oct
Mini Transat, Dragons and J/80 North Americans
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the sailing world is aglow with images of the four newly launched AC75 class yachts, the 1,350 nautical mile Mini-Transat La Boulangère race is also unfurling.
Posted on 15 Oct
The one before the big one
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia At the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.
Posted on 13 Oct
One Design or Two?
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at control (and abuse) of hull shapes over the years Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?
Posted on 9 Oct
Mini-Transat begins, Championship of Champions
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The 1,350 nautical mile Mini-Transat La Boulangère race departed the city of La Rochelle, France, on Saturday, October 5, following a considerable delay due to weather.
Posted on 8 Oct
Going really quickly in big boats
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And then there were four - and they are pretty different too And then there were four. And they are pretty different too. They are a little like two pairs, if cards are your thing, but by the time the second hulls appear, you wonder
Posted on 6 Oct
AC-75s poised to rewrite America's Cup history
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt If you're anything like me, you've now 'wisely invested' significant parcels of time (obsessively) watching videos of the brand-new AC-75 class yachts, which will be used to contest the 36th America's Cup (March 6-21, 2021), out flying above the water.
Posted on 1 Oct
Revealing interview with Stick Daring 'Round UK'
by Steve Cockerill
Steve Cockerill talks to Neil Peters after his challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK I know Stick Daring (AKA Neil Peters) as a really good Laser sailor; we have raced against each other on the Laser Masters' circuit. Occasionally, Neil would mention his longing to sail around the UK.
Posted on 30 Sep
Coconut Oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
All the oils (yes, if you're Australian you'll shave your head and dance) So coconut oil seemed entirely fitting for this final in our SailGP series, seeing as it has loads of good cholesterol, and now that the heat is off after the final has been run, it can return once more to a solid state.
Posted on 29 Sep
More tough news for U.S. Olympic sailing interests
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World North American newsletter from David Schmidt Let's face it: The situation for U.S. Olympic sailing has been bleak for a long time, and based on last week's news, odds are now good that the news cycle will continue to be bumpy through the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Posted on 24 Sep
Getting serious
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
As American Magic get their initial AC75 up and foiling first over the Defenders... As American Magic get their initial AC75 up and foiling first over the Defenders, a vessel known as K8 sat in the pond at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Posted on 22 Sep
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
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