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Boiling down the miles in the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Blistering uphill speeds of 4.9 knots The GGR 2018 has seen dramatic instances of human drama, of sailors stepping up way beyond their comfort zones, of personal tribulation, and of bloody good seamanship, but most importantly, it has also proven itself to be a highly competitive race.
Posted on 15 Jan
Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing
by Mark Jardine
One of the best bang-for-your-buck boats that I've seen On a cold winter's day down at Marconi Sailing Club I took a look at what could be the best bang-for-your-buck boat I've seen. A truly budget high-performance double-hander in the form of Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton's International 14 'Fawkes'.
Posted on 14 Jan
It's all about wings (again…)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway... In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway, a certain, special, and never-before-seen keel was unleashed on the world. It had some wings on either side of a much reduced wetted surface area fin...
Posted on 13 Jan
Golden Globe Race 2018 nears the finishing line
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race 2018 nears the finishing line While the sailing world's attention has been focused on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race and the America's Cup, five out of the Golden Globe Race 2018's original 18 entrants are still pressing towards the race's finishing line using woven sails for speed.
Posted on 8 Jan
What does it take to be a Clipper Race Skipper?
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Deputy Race Director Dale Smyth Clipper Race Skipper Dale Smyth has been sailing since he was around 8 years old, racing Hobie Cats and then moving into full-time sailing from the age of 18.
Posted on 7 Jan
Time on the beach
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
This sailor will indeed be taking time out. Now it may end up including some relaxing on the beach This sailor will indeed be taking time out. Now it may end up including some relaxing on the beach, but it will definitely preclude him from getting on his trusty bike, which is an integral component of his overall fitness regime.
Posted on 6 Jan
Sydney Hobart Race, high-latitude inspiration
by David Schmidt
As 2018 draws to a close and as 2019 springs anew As 2019 springs anew, I find myself drawn to two impressive stories, both of which unfurled in 2018's final days and serve as great inspiration as we collectively sail into the New Year.
Posted on 1 Jan
Who ate all the (mince) pies?
by David Henshall
Has Santa delivered the Finn class the biggest stocking filler ever? With the festive holiday, the big question has to be if Santa delivered the Finn class the biggest stocking filler ever, a reprieve from their banishment to the wilderness outside of the Olympics.
Posted on 31 Dec 2018
The only way is up
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It really would be all too easy to break out into a bit of Yazz, especially if you are old enough... It really would be all too easy to break out into a bit of Yazz about now. That's assuming you're old enough to remember the tune, and what about those cycling shorts with braces. Synth pop. I mean really?
Posted on 30 Dec 2018
Am Cup: Challenger #6 accepted, but will it fly?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
What was behind the Defender's commentary accepting the Dutch America's Cup Challenge? Last Friday's mid-afternoon announcement, of the Sixth and maybe final Challenger for the 36th America's Cup was accompanied by a waspish commentary. And have the Finn sailors turned their backs on the Olympics already?
Posted on 27 Dec 2018
Celebrating Christmas, the solstice and the Hobart
by David Schmidt
Celebrating Christmas, the winter solstice and the 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race While there's not a heck of a lot of daylight to spare in North America these days, the excellent news is that we have now rounded the critical waypoint known as the Winter Solstice, meaning that days are slowly adding precious seconds.
Posted on 25 Dec 2018
The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2018: Part 2
by Andy Rice
Some really not very obvious-at-all stories that have crept in! There are the stories that you think are the biggest stories of the year, the ones that make the biggest splash. But what actually ARE the biggest stories?
Posted on 25 Dec 2018
The Companionway Hatch
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It gets hammered into you. Especially so by officious Sailing Masters... It gets hammered into you. Seems especially so by officious Sailing Masters, should you momentarily pause with your hands on the coaming, either side of the opening, even if you are just using the back of your head to slide said hatch all the way open...
Posted on 23 Dec 2018
The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2018: Part 1
by Andy Rice
Andy Rice speaks to Mark Jardine to discuss the list! These are the stories that you think are the biggest stories of the year, the ones that make the biggest splash. But what actually ARE the biggest stories?
Posted on 21 Dec 2018
Cup news, Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World If you're like me, the sound of Christmas music sends you running for the marina. Fortunately, the sailing world has been generating plenty of attention-grabbing news as of late.
Posted on 18 Dec 2018
In memoriam
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
20th anniversary of the infamous, and tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart This year marks the 20th anniversary of the infamous, and tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. A lot has changed since then, from boat design to safety procedures, and so thankfully there has not been a repeat.
Posted on 16 Dec 2018
From Theory to Practice
by Mark Jardine
The Hard Route to Ultimate Boatspeed We speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right.
Posted on 14 Dec 2018
AC36 news, Susie Goodall successfully rescued
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from David Schmidt of Sail-World International sailing news is giving Pacific Northwest sailors some mental reprieve until our next regatta-rain, wind and all-or until the snow gets deep enough for the powder skis.
Posted on 11 Dec 2018
A tsunami of Am Cup Challenges hits Auckland
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The flurry of Late Notices of Challenge for the America's Cup, caught everyone by surprise As Emirates Team New Zealand's Chief Operating Officer Kevin Shoebridge told the Auckland Council's Governing Body on Thursday afternoon, they all came in on the last day [November 30], and three came in within the last five minutes of entry time.
Posted on 11 Dec 2018
The Kite Douse
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Master photographer, Andrea Francolini, calls it 'A study of shapes' Drawing inspiration from 'the dance' when Bow1 and Bow2 get enveloped in the kite as it comes down, 'Il Duce' turned in these images. Master photographer, Andrea Francolini, calls it, 'A study of shapes'.
Posted on 9 Dec 2018
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