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Olympics news regarding Paris 2024 and Tokyo 2020
by David Schmidt
Equipment selection currently dominating the sailing news While the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still well beyond the horizon, wheels are already turning for the Paris 2024 Olympics, with equipment selection dominating the Olympic sailing news cycle
Posted today at 3:00 pm
Zane Yoder on the 2019 Melges 24 U.S. Nationals
by David Schmidt
An interview with Zane Yoder about the 2019 Melges 24 U.S. National Championship I checked in with Zane Yoder, Gulf Coast District Director of the Melges 24 Class, via email, to learn more about the 2019 Melges 24 NorAm Tour and it's Fairhope, Alabama regatta (May 22-26, 2019).
Posted on 20 May
Not the Golden Arches
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Although you can eat there if you so choose. Your call. Today, we're talking about the other Maccas Although you can eat there if you so choose. Your call. Our call today, is to talk about the other Maccas. The one with the truly enviable reputation, and the one that is good for you, builds vessels with a strong constitution...
Posted on 19 May
Worrell 1000, Williams wins Bermuda Gold Cup
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The challenge of racing small, open catamarans across almost 1,000 miles of North Atlantic brine is just as stiff today as it was during the Worrell 1000's heyday.
Posted on 14 May
World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwards
by Mark Jardine
The big question is will they take it? A big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?
Posted on 14 May
Guardians of the Galaxy
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Collection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Collection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.
Posted on 12 May
Resurgence of the Worrell 1000, SailGP hits SFO
by David Schmidt
We like adventurous sailing races If you've read this newsletter for a while, you'll know that Sail-World and its North American editor have a massive soft spot for sailboat races that involve a significant adventurous component.
Posted on 7 May
Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
SCIBS looms, predominantly a powerboat event, with a few sails too SCIBS looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few sticks around. One that will undoubtedly standout against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R.
Posted on 5 May
RS Aero wins Equipment trials
by Mark Jardine
For the 2024 Olympic Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy The RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.
Posted on 3 May
Malcolm Page on the state of U.S. Olympic sailing
by David Schmidt
An interview with Malcolm Page about the state of U.S. Olympic sailing I checked in with Malcolm Page, US Sailing's chief of Olympic sailing, via email, to learn more about the team's progress towards the Tokyo Olympics 2020 (July 24-August 9).
Posted on 1 May
Introducing the ILCA Dinghy and SailGP SFO event
by David Schmidt
ILCA reaches an impasse with its European builder When I first set my eyes on a Laser, everything about the boat, from its slippery hull form to its powerful-looking rig and fast-sounding name, beckoned me to step closer to its (metaphoric) campfire.
Posted on 30 Apr
Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbags
by Gael Pawson
More space in your sailing kit bag, and less environmental impact When it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.
Posted on 29 Apr
Lower than Badminton
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high And yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high. I did used to like to play the game, for it was a bit like golf. Whack it, and it really did not matter to the object of your energy, could more than likely make it worse actually.
Posted on 28 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Burling and Tuke under pressure
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Sailing World Cup Genoa was notable for some very mixed results. The Sailing World Cup Genoa was notable for some very mixed results. Matt Belcher (AUS), a seven-time World Champion in the 470 class, finished in double figures in the final standings for the first time since July 2016
Posted on 28 Apr
Celebrating Sir Robin and Earth Day
by David Schmidt
And a cleaner vision for our planet This week marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's mind-bending solo circumnavigation, and a day when people consider ideas for lowering our species' collective environmental wake.
Posted on 23 Apr
Briefing the Peters & May Round Antigua Race
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Alison Sly-Adams and Lorna Saunders about the Peters & May Round Antigua Race I checked in with Alison Sly-Adams and Lorna Saunders, president and race manger (respectively) of the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, via email, to learn more about this circumnavigation race.
Posted on 23 Apr
All happening here (and there)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We looked at the Black Jack programme once before Back in 'Nothing wrong with your eyesight', we looked at the Black Jack programme for 2019. Evidently, there is absolutely nothing awry with Roy Disney's vision either, for he has snapped up the former Volvo 70 to become the latest Pyewacket.
Posted on 21 Apr
Welcoming the Race to Alaska's class of 2019
by David Schmidt
No engines permitted Your friends at the Race to Alaska (R2AK) worked hard yet again to instill a bit of excitement into a day that many of us rue by accepting the final entries for the 2019 R2AK at the stroke of midnight on April 15.
Posted on 16 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Cup timelines
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split after the predominant builder in the class LaserPerformance had their building licence cancelled, just after World Sailing had conducting an Evaluation Trial for the Laser's two Olympic Events.
Posted on 16 Apr
Carlo Falcone on the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
by David Schmidt
An interview with Carlo Falcone about the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta I checked in with Carlo Falcone, race chairman of the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (April 17-23), via email, to learn more about this Bucket List-worthy regatta.
Posted on 15 Apr
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