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Sail-World New Zealand Features

The John Westell Centenary pt.5
by Dougal Henshall
FiveOs, fast multi-hulls and faster cars! This fifth and final programme in the series celebrating the centenary of John Westell kicks off with the 5o5, but now with John not so much as the designer but as the first volume builder of GRP FiveOs in the UK.
Posted on 9 Apr
Explore. Dream. Discover.
by Mark Jardine
The Easter weekend was a time to get on the water around the globe for many The Easter weekend was a time to get on the water around the globe for many. Lockdown restrictions in the UK have eased somewhat, allowing the return of grassroots sports, and the fine weather resulted in sailors heading to their local clubs.
Posted on 6 Apr
AI AC36.5 v1.0
by Mark Jardine
Natural evolution from displacement to foiling to virtual The America's Cup is taking the next logical step in its evolution, with the move from the physical to the virtual world. For continuity, the AC75 rule will be retained, with a few modifications, for what will be known as the 'AI AC36.5 v1.0'.
Posted on 31 Mar
America's Cup: Two feet
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
A unit of measurement, avatar and a couple more often helpful in sailboat racing It can be a unit of measurement. Also the very extremities you use for balance when standing up. Then on March 5 this year, we saw that they can even belong to an avatar assisting you and your cause via reinforcement learning.
Posted on 28 Mar
A game for billionaires
by Mark Jardine
The Simpsons and the America's Cup have nothing and everything in common One of my favourite Simpsons episodes, from 1992, is where Homer creates a 'Wonder Bat' from a fallen tree branch, leading to a revival of the Springfield nuclear plant softball team's team fortunes.
Posted on 23 Mar
America's Cup: Sliding Doors
by John Curnow
If the 2021 America's Cup proves one thing, it's that design and innovation reigns supreme If the 2021 America's Cup proves one thing, it's that design and innovation reigns supreme. It would be easy to focus on large catamarans, even bigger monohulls, perhaps even seeing the Kiwis start foiling the AC72 cats, or their cyclors of Bermuda.
Posted on 23 Mar
Whispering Jack
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Unabashedly, this title does refer to the Aussie singing icon, John Farnham Unabashedly, this title does wholeheartedly refer to the Aussie singing icon, John Farnham. Not that our subject does in any way whatsoever warble in the same category.
Posted on 22 Mar
Emirates Team New Zealand defends AC36
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA Sail-World tips our hat to Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Glenn Ashby, and the entire ETNZ team for sailing one heck of a great regatta, and for having the vision and gumption to successfully pull off a Cup for the history books.
Posted on 17 Mar
Pushing the boundaries
by Mark Jardine
When the AC75 boat concept was revealed we all looked on it with a sense of incredulity When the AC75 boat concept was revealed back in November 2017, we all looked on it with a sense of incredulity. Would this gecko-like monohull actually fly? Would the sailors be able to control it? Would they be able to match race?
Posted on 16 Mar
The best race of the 36th America's Cup so far
by Mark Jardine
This is what everyone in the sailing world was waiting for Day 6 of the 36th America's Cup saw the teams lining up on Course C. This is what everyone has wanted and is known as the sailors' course with gusts and shifts aplenty.
Posted on 16 Mar
A tale of two jibs, two touchdowns and two points
by Mark Jardine
The drama and pressure in Auckland went off the scale today The drama and pressure in Auckland went off the scale today with intrigue and twists at every turn.
Posted on 15 Mar
Who's going to not blink first?
by Mark Jardine
That crucial two minutes deciding each America's Cup point It's becoming abundantly clear that in this America's Cup if you win the start then you go a long way to winning the race.
Posted on 13 Mar
Supreme confidence or a big mistake?
by Mark Jardine
It's a fine lineā€¦ If the momentum wasn't already with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli after their race win to level the score after day one, it certainly is after race three, but things could have been very different.
Posted on 12 Mar
The John Westell Centenary pt.4
by Dougal Henshall
Happy One Hundred to John Westell Today will be a day of genuine celebration, not just for the 5o5 Class, but for the sport of sailing in the wider context, as we raise a glass to the memory of John Westell, who was born one hundred years ago today.
Posted on 11 Mar
As cool as cucumbers
by Mark Jardine
The first day of the America's Cup match surpasses expectation You'd have thought that Peter Burling and co. at Emirates Team New Zealand would be a little rusty after three months without a race, but there was no such luck for the Italian challengers in race one of the 36th America's Cup.
Posted on 10 Mar
AC36: AI, RL, TLA, ETNZ, LRPP
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
There's a wee event happening across The Ditch (Tasman Sea) next week Now there's a wee event happening across 'The Ditch' (Tasman Sea) next week. So I certainly enjoyed writing from the armchair a little while ago, and whilst on that, thanks very much to all of you who read it all around the globe
Posted on 5 Mar
Gladwell's Line: Rolling the America's Cup dice
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A look at some of the issues that could determine the outcome of the 36th Match, and a score. Sail-World's NZ Editor Richard Gladwell who has been on the water, inside the race course, for every race and practice day of the America's Cup Regattas takes a look at some of the issues that could determine the outcome of the 36th Match, and a score.
Posted on 4 Mar
Sara Zanobini on the 2021 Bacardi Cup Invitational
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt interviews Sara about the event While spring isn't far off, it's solidly winter in North America and competitive One Design sailing is still over the horizon for most sailors. Enter the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, which promises great racing for J/70, Melges 24 and Star sailors.
Posted on 3 Mar
Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards?
by Mark Jardine
Positive at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show, but a new portmanteau needed! I've talked to various people during and since the virtual RYA Dinghy Show and all so far are hailing it as a success. In the UK, the Dinghy Show is the start of the sailing season, and to simply not hold the event would have been a grave mistake.
Posted on 2 Mar
Cup news, Vendee Globe finishers, GGR 2022 update
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA While the America's Cup World Series and the Prada Cup delivered a chance to see AC75s lock horns on the racecourse, it also gave the world a much-needed chance to see what life looks like at the end of the coronavirus tunnel.
Posted on 2 Mar
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