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Ovington Boats 2014

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Flying in the J/111 fleet
by Mark Jardine
Interview with McFly owner Tony Mack We speak to English sailor Tony Mack, who has owned a succession of yachts bearing the 'McFly' name, currently racing in the J/111 fleet. We talked about his route in to yacht racing, his crew and his views on the J/111 circuit and class ethos.
Posted today at 11:00 am
Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGR
by David Schmidt
Attrition rate of 55% is evidence that Mother Nature is in charge While some sailors scoffed at a 'retro race', the 2018 Golden Globe Race's attrition rate of 55% is evidence aplenty that, while modern sailors are clever, the challenges put forth by Mother Nature remain utterly unconvinced of mankind's superiority.
Posted on 22 Oct
Staying atop the Singles Chart
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at the future - and history - of the singlehander Singlehanders are such a part of the sailing scene today, but what does it take to stay at the top of the Singles Chart? If there is one bellwether that gives us a indication as to the health of the sport, it has to be the singlehanded scene.
Posted on 17 Oct
SailGP reveals the details of two more teams
by David Schmidt
American and Australian national teams revealed The veil has been lifted from two more SailGP teams, the United States SailGP team and the Australian SailGP team. Not surprisingly, given the speeds and technologies involved with the powerful F50s, both teams include former America's Cup stars.
Posted on 15 Oct
The next steps for Project Scaramouche
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Jon Holt and the team Project Scaramouche has been inspiring, not just for the sailing world, but also in the wider community showing what can be done with a lot of hard work, leadership, courage and drive.
Posted on 11 Oct
Changing the face of your sailing gear
by Liz Rushall
Zhik's Volvo Ocean Race journey Setting out to work with two Volvo Ocean Race teams was always going to be a challenge for Zhik's first official involvement with the race. Yet, it was the pinnacle opportunity to put the company's ocean yachting range to the ultimate test.
Posted on 10 Oct
Competing through adversity
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the charity team winner of the MS Amlin Seamanship Award Sean Rose and his crew of ex-service personnel from the charity Supporting Wounded Veterans raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018. This truly embodied the #RaceforAll ethos of the event.
Posted on 9 Oct
SailGP to usher-in a new era of Grand Prix sailing
by David Schmidt
The AC50s that were built for the last Cup will see a second life The sailing world learned last week that the AC50s that were built for the last Cup Defense will see a second life as a One Design class that will be used to contest the newly announced and fully professional SailGP sailing league.
Posted on 8 Oct
Electric Carrot Cake
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Almost thought I was dealing with an undiscovered and posthumous Hendrix album there… Almost thought I was dealing with an undiscovered and posthumous Hendrix album there… The other option was Wild Summer, but that seemed a bit too much like the Corrs or something, so walked away from that.
Posted on 7 Oct
Ghost Hunting
by David Henshall
Have you seen this rare vintage dinghy? It is now many years since my first ever linked series of articles appeared in print, when I wrote for Dinghy Magazine about some of the dinghy classes that had been lost through time. The series opened with a question; "Have you seen a Ghost?".
Posted on 7 Oct
Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour glory
by Ben Harden, Allen
The best of the best head for Burnham on 12-14 October The Endeavour Trophy takes place at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-On-Crouch, from 12-14 October. It is the only event of its type in the dinghy sailing calendar.
Posted on 5 Oct
Every Nimbus cloud has a silver lining
by David Henshall
Restoration of a classic International 14 with a great history One of the more interesting side stories to come out of last season featured the disposal by auction of the Andrew Thornhill collection of classic sailing dinghies. Going under the hammer were wide ranging examples of our dinghy sailing heritage.
Posted on 2 Oct
National currency
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
No. It is not the AUD. Rather, it is the other, completely unofficial one. No. It is not the AUD. Rather, it is the other, completely unofficial one. Yet it is also the one that not only tends to get things done pronto, and thankfully has a buying capacity that seems not to have been significantly devalued over time.
Posted on 30 Sep
Ainslie on the GC32 Racing Tour
by James Boyd
Competitors getting to compete against the greatest Olympic sailor of all time Getting to compete against the greatest Olympic sailor of all time has provided much delight for competitors on the GC32 Racing Tour this season.
Posted on 28 Sep
A Time for Change!
by Rob Andrews
Ideas from Rob Andrews put into practice with the F101 Tribal gatherings I have been sailing all my life and at my age that is quite a number of years and during this time there have been few changes to the way that we race dinghies!
Posted on 28 Sep
Elan Yachts return to their roots
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division At TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show we spoke to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division at Elan Yachts. Their E3, E4 and E5 yachts take Elan back to their roots, where they had a strong reputation in the performance cruiser racer market.
Posted on 27 Sep
Up close and personal with Jimmy Spithill
by Red Bull
America's Cup winner on triumph, disaster and a bond with Prince Harry Jimmy Spithill is a three-time America's Cup winner who is back winning major races after being on the receiving end of a defeat at the last Cup in Bermuda.
Posted on 26 Sep
3 years, 2 classes, 6 World Championship titles
by Mark Jardine
We spoke to Mike Lennon of Lennon Performance Products We spoke to Mike Lennon of Lennon Performance Products, designers and producers of sails, dinghy racing clothing, and the THINNAIR International Moth.
Posted on 25 Sep
GGR 2018: Storms, dismastings, injury and rescue
by David Schmidt
Internationally coordinated rescue in the Golden Globe Race When Don McIntyre announced the Golden Globe Race 2018, I knew that the sailing world was in for something far, far different than another high-dollar, corporate-sponsored event.
Posted on 24 Sep
Raising the bar in the Volvo Ocean Race
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
We speak to Gautier Sergent of North Sails We spoke to Gautier Sergent of North Sails about the Volvo Ocean Race, how the sails have moved on in the two editions using the VO65s, what North Sails have learnt from how the sailors then sailed the boats with the new inventories for the 2017-18 race.
Posted on 24 Sep
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