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Gregory's Ghost
by David Henshall
David Henshall's search for a rare 1960s dinghy has a happy ending Hailing from the early 1960's, the Ghost was a stretched out development of designer Greg Gregory's race winning Cherubs that carried more than a touch of the southern hemisphere in the rig.
Posted on 3 Jun
Remembering a decade at the Sail-World's helm
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt looks back on his tenth anniversary as North American editor Ten years. The thought recently hit me that this week marks my tenth anniversary as Sail-World's North American editor. Let's consider some of the changes that have swept sailing since I've had my hands on Sail-World's North American tiller.
Posted on 2 Jun
The Great Escape
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Well, a collection of New South Wales clubs has very much kept the spirit of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell alive.
Posted on 31 May
Victor Diaz-de-Leon on the Happy Hour podcast
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Stretch & Stirfry talk sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing It's sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing as we join J70 guru Victor Diaz-de-Leon aboard in Miami. Stretch gets tongue tied with the Venezuelan 'love pipe', and the internet lets us down...
Posted on 31 May
Yes I, am the Great Contender
by David Henshall
David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field One boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look.
Posted on 28 May
Savouring being back out on the water
by Mark Jardine
But missing the karate sailing It seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing!
Posted on 25 May
Andy Burdick on Melges' 75th anniversary
by David Schmidt
Andy Burdick on Melges Performance Sailboats' 75th anniversary I checked in with Andy Burdick, president of Melges Performance Sailboats, via email, to learn more the company's proud boatbuilding history.
Posted on 21 May
In conversation with Grapefruit's Andy Yeomans
by Mark Jardine
From large-scale events to social distance signage for your club or business The Covid-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of all large events, wiping out the core of Grapefruit's business, but Andy soon had the team at work producing the social distancing signage and equipment.
Posted on 20 May
Paul Westlake on North Sails' TP52 R&D work
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks out the development work in the TP52 class David Schmidt checked in with Paul “Flipper” Westlake, North Sails' executive vice president, via email, to learn more about North Sails' sail development work for the TP52 class.
Posted on 19 May
X2. Times three...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr. Since its inception we have been excited about the project, if for no other reason than it stood up to be counted as a true racing boat.
Posted on 17 May
Terry Hutchinson guests on the Happy Hour podcast
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic In this episode we hear from Terry Hutchinson, Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic. We hear about hours of grinding, preparing for New Zealand amidst COVID-19, and Terry even tells the boys "to grow a pair"...
Posted on 16 May
The Red Mist falls in THE splASHES
by Mark Jardine
Brits and Aussies clash in virtual Portsmouth & Sydney Harbour There's nothing quite like the rivalry between the British and Australians in sport, exemplified in cricket, rugby and sailing; so with eSailing taking such a hold in the past couple of months during lockdown, it was time for the inaugural splASHES.
Posted on 14 May
Reflections on a life afloat: Frostbiting lessons
by David Schmidt
Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA Given the amount of time that Washington State's novel coronavirus lockdown has given me for contemplation, I've recently found myself reflecting on my first day of frostbiting - and Laser sailing - in 1989 at the ripe age of 13.
Posted on 12 May
The great grass-roots revival?
by Mark Jardine
We are all united by our passion for being on the water We've all been missing our sailing during lockdown, but the months we've been off the water have given us time to reflect on what it is about sailing that we really miss most.
Posted on 10 May
America's Cup and life according to Vasco Vascotto
by Stretch & Stir Fry
A fascinating insight on Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry On this week's Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry, we chat to America's Cup sailor and 25 time yachting World Champion, the Luna Rossa tactician - Vasco Vascotto.
Posted on 9 May
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Emily Nagel
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Volvo Ocean Race sailor challenges our duo to get the 'moth froth' and start foiling! Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry - today the boys catch up with Volvo Ocean Race sailor Emily Nagel, who challenges them to get the 'moth froth' and start foiling.
Posted on 7 May
Sharing your capsize photos - part 5
by Francis, Jenkins, Stockton, Willars & Henshall
More well-timed shots from our readers' archives Episode five of our capsize celebration begins with Kevin Francis giving us the story behind the amusing photo above.
Posted on 6 May
Doing the Right Thing
by Mark Jardine
Henri-Lloyd's commitment to sustainability and the environment When Henri-Lloyd relaunched in 2018, the focus was the quality of the Fremantle range; the ultimate sailing apparel using the finest materials available. Behind the scenes there has been a steely focus on 'doing the right thing' for the environment.
Posted on 6 May
Gladwell's Line: Tip-toe out of the Lockdowns
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Getting sailing back on track after the Lockdowns, and a look at the options for running the Cup American Magic's "pivotal" decision, as Executive Director Terry Hutchinson describes the move, puts increased certainty into the America's Cup in Auckland which is a very strong and positive signal to the sailing world, and New Zealand generally.
Posted on 6 May
Reflections on a life afloat: A memorable lunch
by David Schmidt
Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA While I've been fortunate to have been handed countless sandwiches over the years by many great friends and sailors, my best lunch afloat involved a high-performance Gunboat 66, Hawaii's (in)famous Molokai Channel, and plenty of breeze.
Posted on 5 May
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