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Home Build International Moth Blog 4
by James Sainsbury
What a difference a week makes! Since the last post, much has changed. I have a water tight platform that really stands out from the crowd.
Posted on 22 Feb
Robin Clegg on the VOR and Stena Recycling
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Robin Clegg about the Volvo Ocean Race's newest Sustainability Program partner I caught up with Robin Clegg via email to learn more about the Volvo Ocean Race's newest Sustainability Program partner, Stena Recycling.
Posted on 19 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 3
by James Sainsbury
Valkyrie moves out of the living room Who's a lucky boat then? This weekend, we moved Valkyrie out of the living room and into an actual workshop. Huge thanks to the Turning the Tide project for loan of the unit. Chantelle is very happy to now have her living room back!
Posted on 13 Feb
Winter sunshine and a fast ride for the VOR fleet
by David Schmidt
Winter sunshine and breeze in Seattle and a fast ride for the VOR fleet While I'd love to write that Seattle gets an undeservedly bad rap as a rainy, cloudy place, the simple truth is that, well, Seattle is a rainy, cloudy place, especially during winter months when big systems roll in off the Pacific Ocean.
Posted on 12 Feb
"Send it" for Jim Hahn
by John Fryer
"Send it" for Jim Hahn Our friend Jim Hahn was doing what he loved on Saturday, February 3, skiing in Vermont, when he had a catastrophic accident that has left him paralyzed from the waist down. Please join us in supporting his family.
Posted on 9 Feb
Sam Rogers on the Melges 20 Class' Miami Series
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Sam Rogers about the Melges 20 Class' 2017-2018 Miami Winter Series I caught up with Sam Rogers, North American fleet manager for the Melges 20 class, via email, to learn more about the class' 2017-2018 Miami Winter Series.
Posted on 7 Feb
Farr Yacht Design on environmental stewardship
by David Schmidt
An interview with Farr Yacht Design about environmental stewardship I caught up with Farr Yacht Design's Keith Carew via email to learn more about the firm's efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
Sailing imitates mainstream sports in the VOR
by David Schmidt
Sailing imitates mainstream American sports in the 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race Sport, by its definition, involves risk, both for the athletes and for their fans, whose moods often hang in the balance of their favorite team's most recent performance.
Posted on 5 Feb
Gail Hine on the Sailing Convention for Women
by David Schmidt
An interview with Gail Hine about the 2018 Sailing Convention for Women I caught up with Gail Hine, founder of the Sailing Convention for Women, via email, to learn more about their 2018 event.
Posted on 1 Feb
A classic race with a modern twist
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Susie Goodall ahead of the Golden Globe Race Zhik-sponsored sailor Susie Goodall is one of 30 sailors set to take part in the Golden Globe Race 2018, which starts in Les Sables D'Olonne, France, on 1st July.
Posted on 30 Jan
World Cup Miami, VOR, 2017 US Sailing Rolex awards
by David Schmidt
World Cup Series Miami, VOR inshore update, 2017 US Sailing Rolex awards If one's goal involves winning an Olympic medal, the road ahead is long, arduous and filled with intense international competition simply to qualify for a country berth to the Games.
Posted on 29 Jan
Where should I put my telltales?
by Steve Cockerill, Rooster
Rooster's Steve Cockerill discusses the subject I often get asked the question, 'where should I put the telltales on my sail(s)?'
Posted on 25 Jan
Wendy Tuck on Leg 5 of the Clipper Race
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Wendy Tuck about Leg 5 of the Clipper Round The World Race I caught up with Wendy Tuck, skipper of Sanya Serenity Coast in the Clipper Race, via email, to learn more about her team's ongoing adventure.
Posted on 23 Jan
2018 World Cup Series event and tragedy in the VOR
by David Schmidt
All eyes on Miami for the 2018 World Cup Series event and tragedy in the VOR While the Tokyo 2020 Olympics feel like a long way off, this week marks an important waypoint for sailors battling to qualify for the next Summer Games, as it marks the start of the 2018 World Cup Series in Miami (January 21-28, 2018)
Posted on 22 Jan
Karen Angle on the 2018 Conch Republic Cup
by David Schmidt
An interview with Karen Angle about the 2018 Conch Republic Cup I caught up with Karen Angle, Executive Director of the Conch Republic Cup, via email, to learn more about the enticing event.
Posted on 22 Jan
First look at the RS21
by Mark Jardine
More than 'just another keelboat' On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?
Posted on 20 Jan
Helena Scutt discusses her 2020 Olympic campaign
by David Schmidt
An interview with Helena Scutt about her 2020 Olympic campaign I caught up with Helena Scutt via email to learn more about her 2020 Olympic campaign prior to the first warning guns of the 2018 season.
Posted on 18 Jan
Escaping winter's grasp with two offshore races
by David Schmidt
Escaping winter's frosty grasp with two great offshore races As the winter extends its headlock across North America, many sailors find ways to live vicariously. If this sounds familiar, take heart, as the Volvo Ocean Race and the Clipper Round The World Race are delivering.
Posted on 15 Jan
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Bas Edmonds about the PY System Back in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.
Posted on 15 Jan
Home Build International Moth Blog 2
by James Sainsbury
Boat name revealed... 170 hours into this build and I have a lot to show for it. I currently see in front of me all the main parts of my boat waiting for some final fettling. The only big thing left to do is lay up the sheet for the cockpit floor.
Posted on 14 Jan
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