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Sail-World United Kingdom Editorial

Recent editorial articles are listed below, but you can also discover what our individual authors are writing

Continuing to #BackTheBid
by Mark Jardine
A bitter blow when it was announced Para Sailing would not be included in the LA28 Paralympics It was a bitter blow for sailing last week when the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that Para Sailing would not be included in the LA28 Paralympic Games.
Posted on 7 Feb
Book review: Flotsam and Jetsam
by Magnus Smith
A collection of amusing tales from Bob Ross' gossip column I'm not Australian, and yet this collection of bar stories still amused me to read through in my spare moments. To be fair, the local colour was balanced fairly often with tales from international offshore racing and the America's/Admiral's Cups.
Posted on 5 Feb
The armchair navigator - imagining life at sea
by David Schmidt
What does it feel like during The Ocean Race? As the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race fleets tears up the offshore miles separating Cabo Verde from Cape Town, I'll admit that I often find myself daydreaming about what it would be like to foil (or semi-foil) across a wide swath of big blue.
Posted on 31 Jan
New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Ben Harden about the latest in the range, including the mighty TiiTAN We speak to Ben Harden at boot Düsseldorf 2023 about the new products from Allen, including the redesigned 40mm range, the deck organiser range, the High Roller block range, and the mighty TiiTAN.
Posted on 31 Jan
All vessels great and small
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
January is a great time 'Down Under': Loads of annual regattas for coveted titles January is such a great time 'Down Under': A load of annual regattas for coveted Australian Championships, with many very much steeped in a grand history, and often a World title or two are in there, as well.
Posted on 29 Jan
First look at boot: Peacoq foiling doublehander
by Mark Jardine
Video interview with Patrick Billot, the CEO and Founer of Foily Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, talks to Patrick Billot, the CEO and Founer of Foily, about the foiling Peacoq dinghy at boot Düsseldorf 2023.
Posted on 26 Jan
First look at boot: The Tiwal 3R
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Emmanuel Bertrand about the revolutionary inflatable dinghy Inflatables and their use in watersports have come a long way, with inflatable stand up paddle boards and canoes now commonplace. The rigidity though for a performance dinghy has though been a challenge, but the Tiwal 3R addresses that.
Posted on 26 Jan
What have we learned from The Ocean Race Leg 1?
by Mark Jardine
How the latest generation of IMOCAs stack up against each other As I outlined a fortnight ago, I was concerned about The Ocean Race, and whether - 50 years on from the first Whitbread - a fully crewed, multi-stopover round the world race in the latest cutting-edge foiling machines was relevant.
Posted on 23 Jan
TOR begins, SailGP update, RORC Transatlantic Race
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt looks at the racing reports relevant to North America Sustained atmospheric rivers may have been pounding the U.S. West Coast for weeks, but things were considerably drier and sunnier this weekend in Alicante, Spain, where the first offshore legs of the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race began on Sunday.
Posted on 17 Jan
“Could have. Might have…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
…but second still feels pretty good. Epic Hobart.” So read my message from Lee Condell. ...but second still feels pretty good. Epic Hobart.” This was the message Lee Condell sent me after he and Lincoln Dews arrived aboard Sun Fast Racing.
Posted on 15 Jan
The changing face of offshore racing
by Mark Jardine
Is it a battle of technology, or just an adventure that we're craving? Sunday saw the opening battles of The Ocean Race, with both the IMOCA and VO65 fleets taking part in the Alicante In-Port Race. It was a testing day on the water with the wind dropping to almost nothing towards the finish.
Posted on 9 Jan
Sydney Hobart, The Ocean Race, GGR 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt looks at the racing news of interest to Americans this month While the holidays brought a mixed bag of weather across much of North America, things were decidedly hotter in the Land Down Under, where the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Race delivered fast and fresh conditions for teams racing to Tasmania.
Posted on 3 Jan
Metaphors run thick and deep
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The 2022 Sydney Hobart did many things Now you might think you show up with a well-prepared boat, great crew, some provisions, point South, and it all happens. The 2022 Sydney Hobart did many things, but the greatest, and most distinct element is that the plan that remains omnipotent.
Posted on 1 Jan
A Sure Thing
by Mark Jardine
Following the Sydney Hobart has become rather an obsession Following the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race straight after the festivities of Christmas Day has become rather an obsession. Being in the UK, the start is not at a social time, and requires dedication to get up for, but in my book it's worth it.
Posted on 26 Dec 2022
Cure - the prequel
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Light, strong, modern, and fast: four adjectives that sum this up Light, strong, modern, and fast. Four adjectives, and they're pretty much the total summation of the Cure Marine Custom 70 you're looking at here.
Posted on 22 Dec 2022
Winter Temps, Bacardi Invitational, Sydney Hobart
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's pre-Christmas North American editorial Given the excitement of the weekend's World Cup—go Messi!—you're certainly forgiven if you had your eye on other sports this last week. Even if you don't follow soccer, you'd still be forgiven as it's frigid across wide swaths of Canada and the USA.
Posted on 20 Dec 2022
For when inclusion is not just a byword
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
There is no doubt that this is my overarching sentiment regarding andoo Comanche There is no doubt that this is my overarching sentiment regarding andoo Comanche. From back on August 1 with Beginning a Winning to now, I have been afforded all that I could want.
Posted on 18 Dec 2022
The other types of sailing
by Mark Jardine
Sailing isn't defined by the boat or craft, but by the physics of deriving power from the wind Sailing isn't defined by the boat or craft, but by the physics of deriving power from the wind, and as this has become more and more efficient, it has been possible to sail faster and faster.
Posted on 12 Dec 2022
Goblin Mode, Moth Worlds, AC news, offshore racing
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt looks at the racing reports across North America Mornings dawn late these days at 48.75 degrees north latitude, and yesterday morning I found myself — in between espresso shots — going extra deep on the headlines. Apparently Oxford had selected “goblin mode” as their word of the year.
Posted on 6 Dec 2022
Streaming to Hobart with LawConnect
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Christian Beck's supermaxi has already claimed first place in 2022 Hobart race... Christian Beck's supermaxi, LawConnect, has already claimed first place in the 2022 Sydney to Hobart race. And for that matter, every race hereafter. No. No. No. We're not talking Line Honours, which is the prime directive of the campaign.
Posted on 4 Dec 2022
They come in threes
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Ordinarily, you'd assume the worst when you see that line, but it's all good news! Ordinarily, you'd assume the worst when you see that line. It's like ‘Oh no', what's next if you're on the second, or ‘check this out' if you're looking back at all three in wonderment, if somewhat obscured by the tears in your eyes.
Posted on 30 Nov 2022
The Man in the Tower
by Mark Jardine
We speak to SailGP's Chief Umpire Back in August it was a frustrated Sir Ben Ainslie who suggested that the onlooking Duchess of Cambridge should "send him to the Tower", referring to the Chief Umpire following a rule call at the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.
Posted on 28 Nov 2022
Video Interview with Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson
by Mark Jardine
Taking a closer look at Seldén's electronically driven sail handling products at METSTRADE Swedish mast and deck hardware manufacturer, Seldén Mast has expanded its range of electronically driven sail handling products with the launch of the CXe45 two-speed electric Code 0 furler. We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson to find out more.
Posted on 28 Nov 2022
Interview with Sailmon's Kalle Coster
by Mark Jardine
We find out more about the Sailmon Sailing App at METSTRADE 2022 Sailmon don't just make instruments, and the Sailmon Sailing App is becoming a powerful tool for analysis, event organisation, photos and video from your sailing, as well as sharing and connecting with the wider sailing community.
Posted on 25 Nov 2022
Interview with Ocean Safety's Alistair Hackett
by Mark Jardine
Discussing marine safety and innovative lifesaving equipment at METS 2022 Ocean Safety's Managing Director Alistair Hackett, discusses marine safety and innovative lifesaving equipment at METS 2022 with Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine.
Posted on 23 Nov 2022
Interview about Yanmar's e-saildrive development
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Igor van de Burgt and Bas Eerden at METSTRADE 2022 We spoke to Yanmar's Igor van de Burgt, Application Engineer, Engineering and Development, and Bas Eerden, Global Sales Manager, about the development of e-saildrive, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Posted on 22 Nov 2022
Interview with Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson
by Mark Jardine
We take a closer look during METSTRADE 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com talks to Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson of Vakaros at METSTRADE 2022 about the small, but incredibly powerful, Atlas 2 sailing instrument.
Posted on 21 Nov 2022
Location. Location. Location.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible. In bold, too. And they probably chant it every morning at their group love-ins before hitting the phones.
Posted on 20 Nov 2022
Interview with Cyclops Marine CTO Ed Colby
by Mark Jardine
We find out the latest from the high technology company at METSTRADE We spoke to Ed Colby of Cyclops Marine during METSTRADE 2022 about the latest innovations that they have made, including the world's first Wireless Load Pin for Sailing Yachts, which was nominated for a DAME Design Award.
Posted on 17 Nov 2022
The Boy in the Bubble
by Mark Jardine
If you haven't listened to Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, then you've missed out If you haven't listened to Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, then you've missed out, and I highly recommend you do.
Posted on 14 Nov 2022
Tom Gillard's (almost) perfect 2022
by Mark Jardine
25 events, 23 wins, one World title, four National titles, and one that got away! It's hard to win a major championship, fine tuning your boat, your sailing skills, knowing the venue, and putting in that vital time on the water, but sometimes you get a sailor who puts together a season which on paper looks nearly impossible.
Posted on 9 Nov 2022
Route du Rhum update, SailGP news, and the Hinman
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's US editor rounds-up North America's racing activity The last few days have been a game of hurry-up-and-wait for the 138 singlehanded skippers who have assembled in Saint Malo, France, for the start of the Route du Rhum, and for fans of this classic offshore contest.
Posted on 8 Nov 2022
No Bull (Actually, it's more like, Yes Bull!)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Ben Durham is funny, and wonderful to talk with... Also, he's incredibly sharp and knowledgeable. Ben Durham is known to a lot of souls as Bull. He's funny, and wonderful to talk with, yet the overarching thing you feel when spending time with him is sharp.
Posted on 7 Nov 2022
Autism on the Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the charity's founder Murray MacDonald We spoke to Murray MacDonald, who runs the charity Autism on the Water, which is committed to raising awareness of the autistic spectrum through the sport of sailing and helping autistic people to access sailing.
Posted on 3 Nov 2022
The Rhum Line
by Mark Jardine
The French word for rum, the traditional sailors' drink Rhum. The French word for rum, the traditional sailors' drink, and the name of the route for the second most famous solo offshore race held every four years in-between each edition of the Vendée Globe.
Posted on 31 Oct 2022
Middle Sea Race, Route du Rhum, and Canadian wins
by David Schmidt
A summary of North America's racing activity, by Sail-World's US editor It's not every day that you get to battle through a persistent high-pressure zone to get to the great breeze on the other side from the 'comforts' of dry land. Yet this is exactly what the Pacific Northwest experienced over the last few weeks.
Posted on 25 Oct 2022
Gabo. An island, or an acronym?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The Foredeck Union T-shirt certainly had 'Got A Bit On' emblazoned on the back of it! So somewhere around the Iron Age, the Foredeck Union T-shirt certainly had 'Got A Bit On' emblazoned on the back of it... Can't be sure, for it was a long time ago, but I think the front said ‘Talk to me', or something along those lines.
Posted on 24 Oct 2022
Romancing the stone
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Strap in for a long editorial! It's about two cruisers who could really help you... Strap in. This is a long editorial. However, if you are already a cruiser, or planning on becoming one soon, long passages are/will be something you are way familiar with.
Posted on 18 Oct 2022
Sailing as a foreign language
by Mark Jardine
We need to be mindful of everything we say when talking to those new to the sport We need to be mindful of everything we say when talking to those who are only out on the water for the first time, because many of the terms we use - and find commonplace - are like a foreign language to those unfamiliar with them.
Posted on 17 Oct 2022
Maclain Way on Untold: The Race of the Century
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt learns more about the making of this amazing documentary I checked in with Maclain Way, co-director of Netflix's Untold: The Race of the Century, to learn more about the making of this amazing documentary.
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
AC40s, M32 Worlds, Route du Rhum, ILCA 6 Worlds
by David Schmidt
The 37th America's Cup is still a ways over the horizon, but preparations continue apace The 37th America's Cup is still a ways over the horizon, given its October 2024 target date, but this isn't stopping teams or the event organizers from pushing their respective needles.
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
James Ward interview
by Mark Jardine
Insights on the Marine Resources Salary Survey 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, YachtsandYachting.com and powerboat.world, talks to the CEO and Founder of Marine Resources about the 2022 Salary Survey at the Southampton International Boat Show.
Posted on 11 Oct 2022
Just has to be that time
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Every year, and sometime about now, the articles begin about Hobart Every year, and sometime about now, the articles begin about Hobart. For many people, the conversation actually begins much earlier. After all, you do not just show up on day, walk the quay, ask for a ride, and more than likely get on...
Posted on 10 Oct 2022
Art on the Water
by Mark Jardine
It is hard not to marvel at the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez photos With Act 1 of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022 now concluded, it was hard not to marvel at the photos coming through from the event. The exceptional photographer Ingrid Abery sent through her shots, which looked like classical paintings.
Posted on 4 Oct 2022
SailGP Update and look at Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the racing scene across North America The last two months have been full-on for the nine teams that are competing in SailGP's third season, with four events taking place over this time period. This translates to an event roughly every other weekend for this two-month period.
Posted on 27 Sep 2022
Powered by Water
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
There is the crossover between racing and cruising - but with sail and power? Plenty of times before, both here and also on our sister website, SailWorldCruisng.com, I have talked about the crossover between racing and cruising.
Posted on 25 Sep 2022
IMOCA extremes & Slava Ukraini!
by Mark Jardine
The cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts and hope amidst devastation The IMOCA class represents the cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts, and is the design used for the Vendée Globe, which has taken the mantle of the preeminent round the world yacht race, as well as The Ocean Race in a fully crewed format.
Posted on 20 Sep 2022
Wildwind has it all... and turns it up to 11!
by Mark Jardine
My sailing holiday at the legendary venue of Vassiliki It was back in 2006 that I last visited Wildwind, and in that article for Yachts & Yachting magazine I wrote that 'Wildwind has it all!'. It turns out that I didn't know the half of it, as it has so much more.
Posted on 14 Sep 2022
SailGP, Golden Globe Race, Tasar Worlds news
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the American-flagged teams If you follow SailGP, you're aware that it's been a tough run for the American-flagged team during the first half of the Grand Prix sailing league's third season. That all changed last weekend on the waters off of Saint Tropez, France.
Posted on 13 Sep 2022
Bronze Age
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
An all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… When a call came through about an all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… Seriously. They had me at Raja Muda.
Posted on 12 Sep 2022
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