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Editorial: May 15 - Olympic schmozzle..AC Update
by Richard Gladwell,
Editorial -'s New Zealand e-magazine for May 15, 2018 We have been breaking significant stories on the Olympic Events and classes for Paris 2024 for the past few weeks. These stories have been consistently topping Sail-World's story rankings NZ and worldwide is an indication of the level of reader interes
Posted on 15 May
Please save our sport petition gaining momentum
by Ben Nicholls
Grassroots sailor urges World Sailing Executive to think again There has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.
Posted on 4 May
Gladwell's Line: Brits march to a different drum
by Richard Gladwell,
Late last week Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a switch-out of their sponsors Last Friday, at the Prospect of Whitby, a Thameside pub dating back to 1520, Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a major change in the financial backing of the British America's Cup team. Richard Gladwell writes
Posted on 1 May
Nikki Henderson on skippering a Clipper Race boat
by David Schmidt
Sailing with style: A conversation the skipper of Visit Seattle Clipper I interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, to learn more about commanding a vessel in this demanding event.
Posted on 25 Apr
49er Champions on a mission
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell 2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.
Posted on 11 Apr
Home Build International Moth Blog 5
by James Sainsbury
It's all about the aesthetics! Or is it the statement? There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.
Posted on 8 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Volvo OR rethink
by Richard Gladwell,
The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race, with several boats experiencing issues over the past few days.
Posted on 4 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Married at First Sight
by Richard Gladwell,
TV reality show "Married at First Sight" could launch a Kiwi edition based on the Auld Mug antics Looking back at the last newsletter of November 27, it seems there has been little real progress in the past four months on the America's Cup bases.
Posted on 26 Mar
The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
London 2012 Finn class silver medallist speaks out Tuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.
Posted on 22 Mar
Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton
by Mark Jardine
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of and, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Posted on 8 Mar
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
by David Henshall
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor We turn our attention to the life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor, as we celebrate his centenary in 2018. Jack Holt and Ian Proctor almost dominated small boat sailing, both in the UK and internationally, for nearly a quarter of a century.
Posted on 5 Mar
Superyachts, 3Di, Dragons and detailing
by Mark Jardine
We speak to North Sails' Jens Christensen We spoke to Jens Christensen, who is based out of the North Sails loft in Herlev, Denmark, about the growth of superyachts, how 3Di has adapted to the demand of these vessels, and why the finishing and preventative maintenance is so important.
Posted on 26 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 4
by James Sainsbury
What a difference a week makes! Since the last post, much has changed. I have a water tight platform that really stands out from the crowd.
Posted on 22 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 3
by James Sainsbury
Valkyrie moves out of the living room Who's a lucky boat then? This weekend, we moved Valkyrie out of the living room and into an actual workshop. Huge thanks to the Turning the Tide project for loan of the unit. Chantelle is very happy to now have her living room back!
Posted on 13 Feb
Farr Yacht Design on environmental stewardship
by David Schmidt
An interview with Farr Yacht Design about environmental stewardship I caught up with Farr Yacht Design's Keith Carew via email to learn more about the firm's efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
A classic race with a modern twist
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Susie Goodall ahead of the Golden Globe Race Zhik-sponsored sailor Susie Goodall is one of 30 sailors set to take part in the Golden Globe Race 2018, which starts in Les Sables D'Olonne, France, on 1st July.
Posted on 30 Jan
Where should I put my telltales?
by Steve Cockerill, Rooster
Rooster's Steve Cockerill discusses the subject I often get asked the question, 'where should I put the telltales on my sail(s)?'
Posted on 25 Jan
First look at the RS21
by Mark Jardine
More than 'just another keelboat' On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?
Posted on 20 Jan
Helena Scutt discusses her 2020 Olympic campaign
by David Schmidt
An interview with Helena Scutt about her 2020 Olympic campaign I caught up with Helena Scutt via email to learn more about her 2020 Olympic campaign prior to the first warning guns of the 2018 season.
Posted on 18 Jan
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Bas Edmonds about the PY System Back in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.
Posted on 15 Jan
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