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Two additional skippers complete the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race podium complete at last While it's tempting to get sucked into the latest round-the-buoys results from destinations exotic or far removed, it's also important to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Golden Globe Race 2018 skippers.
Posted on 26 Mar
Famous martini
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Shaken, not stirred - we're talking about the Sayonara Cup Ah huh. So that would make it shaken, not stirred. Right. Now what we are referring to is the recent running and winning of the Sayonara Cup, which we featured last week in Left Languishing.
Posted on 24 Mar
Gladwell's Line: Dinghy trials...Am Cup..18fters
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A scan of the Sailing scene from the past week or so - America's Cup, 18fters and Singlehanders A look at the Evaluation Trials for the Single Handed Mens and Womens Single Handed Dinghy to be used at the 2024 Olympics. What was really behind the Applications to the America's Cup Arb Panel? And a look at the Kiwi win in the JJ's in Sydney
Posted on 22 Mar
Time starts drawing thin for Cup teams
by David Schmidt
While 2021 might still seem like a long way off... While the sailing world has been distracted by Caribbean regattas and the unsavory revelation that Stanford University's former sailing coach has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, the 36th America's Cup is quietly hoving into view.
Posted on 19 Mar
Crew Talk with Olympic Gold Medallist Saskia Clark
by James Eaves
How to work as a team with your helm and keep the fun in sailing Mark Jardine talks with Olympic Gold Medallist in the 470 class Saskia Clark about crewing a dinghy, how to work as a team, reaching the very top of the sport and how to keep the fun in sailing.
Posted on 18 Mar
Left Languishing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Trophies, are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly Trophies are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly when they get left alone for ages. Case in point, the Sayonara Cup. It has had several periods in its life when it has been left to its own devices.
Posted on 17 Mar
The sailor Made for Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Alan Roberts Alan Roberts is a wide-ranging watersports enthusiast, offshore sailor, dinghy sailor, SUP-er and kayaker - someone who uses a diverse range of kit while out on the water.
Posted on 13 Mar
A spring-cleaning that all sailors can be proud of
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter Irrespective of one's politics, it's beyond high time that humanity curbs its appetite for single-use plastics.
Posted on 12 Mar
Evolution of the RNLI's message
by Mark Jardine
For preventing drowning at sea The RNLI has always been known for saving lives at sea, but the prevention message has taken a more and more prominent role in recent years.
Posted on 11 Mar
Nothing wrong with your eyesight
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Look closely, and you'll notice it is two Black Jacks, not one superimposed over the other. Look closely, and you'll notice it is two Black Jacks, not one superimposed over the other. The upper one with the rig still in is the world famous, and ever-conquering Reichel/Pugh 100 supermaxi with the heavy bulb, and the other is the modified VO70.
Posted on 10 Mar
And now for something completely different
by David Henshall
The smallest boat but the biggest story! Over the last year or so, there have been a couple of key themes that have kept reoccurring in the articles that I have written for your reading. One is on the fascinating topic of innovation and how it has driven – and been driven by dinghy development.
Posted on 7 Mar
The Atomik Lithium Moth
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Phil Oligario & David Mossman Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, speaks with Phil Oligario of Atomic UK and David Mossman of Marlow Ropes about the new design and the challenges of building and rigging the boat.
Posted on 6 Mar
Cold water, hypothermia and sailboat racing
by David Schmidt
Hearing words that I've feared for all of my 42 years I was trying to properly image the confusing situation when someone from our cockpit yelled words that I've feared for all of my 42 years. "Man Overboard!"
Posted on 5 Mar
Topper class at the RYA Dinghy Show
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the ITCA's Roger Proctor Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the ITCA's Roger Proctor, son of the legendary designer Ian Proctor.
Posted on 5 Mar
Ill-conceived ideas by spurious productions
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We had NSW Labor release a preposterous policy just before the impending election During the week, we had NSW Labor release a preposterous policy in a rush just before that State's impending election. Now if one could get away with saying brain-fart, then I would have simply written that.
Posted on 3 Mar
Allen Endurance Series Blogger Award
by Mark Jardine
£1500 of Allen kit up for grabs! The Allen Endurance Series was a new concept for 2018, combining three classic events - the Solent Forts Race, the East Coast Piers Race and the Round Sheppey Race - to crown the champion of the UK long-distance dinghy racing scene.
Posted on 3 Mar
Hyde Sails at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Nigel Grogan and Richard Lovering We speak to Hyde Sails Managing Director Nigel Grogan and Sail Designer Richard Lovering about some of the classes they are concentrating on for the 2019 season and the refinements they are making to keep them at the top of the fleets.
Posted on 3 Mar
Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show
by Mark Jardine
A Class Cat combines cutting-edge design with humour to win The 2019 Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show has been awarded to Pete Jary's foiling A Class Catamaran. The boat combined stunning looks, super high-tech features, great graphics and no small measure of humour.
Posted on 2 Mar
Attention to detail: The Allspars Story
by Mark Jardine
We interview company founder Andy Postle We recently spoke to Andy Postle, the founder and co-owner of Allspars in Plymouth, about his own sailing, how he started out in the marine industry, starting Allspars and how the company has expanded since then.
Posted on 2 Mar
Make 2019 count! Buy less; buy smarter
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can reduce plastic waste The first step in minimising our impact on the planet is to reduce our consumption. Even if what we buy is fully recyclable, energy needs to be used to reuse it, and so one of the biggest differences we can make is simply to buy less.
Posted on 2 Mar
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