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Clipper boats in Seattle, VOR en route to Newport
by David Schmidt
Clipper boats in Seattle, VOR boats bound for Newport, Rhode Island If you've ever visited Seattle, odds are good that you traveled across the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated highway that offers sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west, as well as a foreshortened view of Seattle's skyline.
Posted on 23 Apr
Everyone's got an opinion
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Yep. Even on these here pages we have espoused a few too. Yep. Even on these here pages we have espoused a few too. More often than not they're about the Olympics, and the equipment and events that get used to determine the medals.
Posted on 22 Apr
Shari Seaton on the U.S. Multihull Championship
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Shari Seaton about the 2018 WetaFest and U.S. Multihull Championship I interviewed Shari Seaton, Fort Walton Yacht Club's fleet captain, via email, to learn more about the 2018 WetaFest and U.S. Multihull Championship.
Posted on 16 Apr
Clipper Race nears Seattle, VOR's Leg 8 start
by David Schmidt
Chasing down the miles in the Clipper Race and preparing for the next VOR start 5,528 nautical miles is substantial, but this is the distance between Qingdao, China and Seattle, USA and the (ballpark) distance that the twelve teams engaged in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race are actively sailing.
Posted on 16 Apr
49er Champions on a mission
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell 2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.
Posted on 11 Apr
Matthew Wood on the CYC Seattle's 2018 PSSR
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Matthew Wood about the Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle's 2018 Puget Sound Spring Regatta I interviewed Matthew Wood, Corinthian Yacht Club's race fleet captain, via email, to learn more about the 2018 Puget Sound Spring Regatta.
Posted on 10 Apr
Broaches and fast sailing in the Clipper Race
by David Schmidt
Negotiating broaches, big winds and fast sailing in the Clipper Round The World Race While spring storms make for good late-season skiing here in the Pacific Northwest, I can't help but consider the occasional pounding that these storms must be delivering to the Clipper Race fleet, which is currently en route to Seattle.
Posted on 9 Apr
Home Build International Moth Blog 5
by James Sainsbury
It's all about the aesthetics! Or is it the statement? There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.
Posted on 8 Apr
An interview with Jack Gierhart about FAST USA
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Jack Gierhart about the new the Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology I interviewed Jack Gierhart, US Sailing's CEO, via email, to learn more about the organization's new Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology on Treasure Island.
Posted on 5 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Volvo OR rethink
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race The attrition rate continues in the Volvo Ocean Race, with several boats experiencing issues over the past few days.
Posted on 4 Apr
Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race extracts tragic toll
by David Schmidt
Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race extracts tragic toll on fleet On Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1300 hours UTC, John Fisher (UK; 47) was swept off of Scallywag during an accidental gybe while the vessel was roughly 1,400 nautical miles west of Cape Horn, sailing in 35-45 knots of air and four to five meter seas.
Posted on 2 Apr
The wind-blown realities of two big ocean races
by David Schmidt
Spring's reluctant arrival and the wind-blown realities of two big ocean races For the men and women engaged in the nautical dogfight known as the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), there are no spring flowers or other harbingers of warmer days.
Posted on 26 Mar
The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
London 2012 Finn class silver medallist speaks out Tuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.
Posted on 22 Mar
The Volvo Ocean Race's wild Southern Ocean ride
by David Schmidt
Buckling up for the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race's wildest Southern Ocean ride When it comes to sailing, few places capture the imagination to the same extent as the windswept depths of the Southern Ocean and legendary Cape Horn, the later of which holds the nearly mythological status of serving as sailing's Mount Everest.
Posted on 19 Mar
Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet System
by Mark Jardine
Harken Tech Team's Matt Schmidt striving for perfection The Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.
Posted on 19 Mar
A Q&A with Bill Canfield about the 2018 STIR
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Bill Canfield about the 2018 St. Thomas International Regatta I interviewed Bill Canfield, STIR's race director, via email, to learn more about St. Thomas' hurricane-recovery efforts, and about the great racing that await sailors competing in this year's STIR.
Posted on 19 Mar
Nikki Henderson on Leg 6 of the Clipper Race
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Nikki Henderson about Leg 6 of the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race I interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017-2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, via email, to learn more about Leg 6, which the race has dubbed “The Mighty Pacific Leg”.
Posted on 19 Mar
Two ocean races prepare for their biggest legs
by David Schmidt
Two great ocean races prepare for their biggest offshore challenges For fans of ocean racing who are still forced to shovel out their driveways, the VOR and Clipper Round The World Race could provide the necessary lift needed to clear March 20 and spring's official start.
Posted on 12 Mar
Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton
by Mark Jardine
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Posted on 8 Mar
Vestas 11th Hour Racing report, warm-water racing
by David Schmidt
Vestas 11th Hour Racing's tragic accident, Caribbean and Florida racing On January 20, 2018, just after 0100 hours, Vestas 11th Hour Racing hit a fishing boat some 30 miles off of Hong Kong while finishing Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, knocking the fishermen into the water and tragically claiming one life
Posted on 7 Mar
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