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SoCal 300 returns to California Offshore Race Week
by San Diego Yacht Club
San Diego Yacht Club and Santa Barbara Yacht Club are proud to co-host their signature offshore race San Diego Yacht Club and Santa Barbara Yacht Club are proud to co-host their signature offshore race of the summer, the SoCal 300, the Southern California leg of the California Offshore Race Week.
Posted on 12 May
American Magic, One Design & record-breaking news
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA January 17, 2021 wasn't a good day for the American Magic syndicate, which suffered a boat-breaking capsize. Many people feared the worst for American Magic, which, despite the New York Yacht Club's impressive legacy, was in their first Cup campaign.
Posted on 11 May
Barnes and Dallman-Weiss on their 470 campaign
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Nikki Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss on earning their berth to the Tokyo 2021 Olympics Few recent Olympic trials have been tougher than the multi-year battle to determine which Women's 470 team would represent the USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Posted on 11 May
Hello, my old friend…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So I put the word out... it got heard… and how! So I put the word out back in 52 pick up. At any rate, it got heard… And how!
Posted on 9 May
Linda Ambrose and Marty McKenna on the J/70 NAs
by David Schmidt
Linda Ambrose and Marty McKenna on the 2021 J/70 North American Championship I checked in with Linda Ambrose, who serves as the AYC's Harborside Director, and Marty McKenna, who serves as the regatta's event chair, via email, to learn more about this exciting championship-level One Design regatta.
Posted on 6 May
In conversation with Jelte Liebrand
by Mark Jardine
The tech-savvy navigation entrepreneur savvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand...
Posted on 6 May
Gladwell's Line: Pressing ignition on pro-sailing
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The sail racing world is spluttering back into life after over 12 months of being hostage by COVID The sail racing world is spluttering back into life after over 12 months of being hostage to the COVID pandemic - here's a look at how SailGP and the America's Cup coped, plus the 2024 Olympic event quandary.
Posted on 6 May
How terribly fitting - ISOLAtion
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
And such good use of time, too! As a word, ISOLA could mean a lot of things And such good use of time, too! Now as a word, ISOLA could mean a lot of things. Obviously there's ‘island' in Italian, and it's also a girl's name as well, which are all very fitting when it comes to boats...
Posted on 5 May
Steve Bourdow on the 2021 Moore 24 Nationals
by David Schmidt
An interview with Steve Bourdow on the 2021 Moore 24 Nationals I checked in with Steve Bourdow, who serves as fleet captain of the Southern California Moore 24 class, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Moore 24 Nationals (May 7-9), which are being hosted by the Santa Cruz Yacht Club.
Posted on 4 May
Alternate reality
by Mark Jardine
Is the Paris 2024 10th medal hammering a square peg in a round hole? This time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial.
Posted on 3 May
SailGP news, TOR goes green, and new IMOCA rules
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA The weather may have been cold and rainy for the Seattle Yacht Club's Protection Island Race this past Saturday on Puget Sound, but things were fortunately warmer in Bermuda, where sailing unfurled for the first event in the 2021 SailGP season.
Posted on 27 Apr
SailGP season opener serves and frustrates
by Mark Jardine
Incredible logistics and technology needs a little honing I take my hat off to the logistics team that the event happened at all. With a lockdown in Bermuda and the general difficulties in travel, getting eight international teams and the paraphernalia to a small island in the North Atlantic was no mean feat.
Posted on 26 Apr
52 pick up
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Somebody only gets you the once. Hopefully… Somebody only gets you the once. Hopefully… Where the playing cards are held between the thumb and index finger, flexed down, and then sprayed out to a jumbled mess on the floor.
Posted on 25 Apr
Sam Holliday on The Race Around's new solo class
by David Schmidt
Singlehanded and doublehanded Class 40 sailors can now get involved in the event's offshore action Thanks to a recent announcement from The Race Around, which is slated to begin in the summer of 2023, singlehanded and doublehanded Class 40 sailors can now get involved in the event's offshore action.
Posted on 20 Apr
Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit
by Mark Jardine
The grass roots and professional sides of sailing are connected Without doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club.
Posted on 19 Apr
World Sailing's double problem
by Mark Jardine
IOC concerns on Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024 Following on from the International Olympic Committee's six-week notice to World Sailing about their concerns over the Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024, the sport's governing body held a Townhall Meeting of their Board and Council.
Posted on 16 Apr
Green shoots emerge on North America regatta scene
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA Good news arrived last week from the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes, announcing that their 2022 world championships will be hosted by Sail Nova Scotia, on the waters of Nova Scotia's St. Margaret's Bay from September 6-11, 2022
Posted on 13 Apr
Can You Feel It?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Well? Can you? The Jacksons certainly did back in 1980 with this single from their Triumph album. Well? Can you? The Jacksons certainly did back in 1980 with this single from their Triumph album. Some of the names that went into included the exceptionally talented, and most sought after Greg Phillinganes on ivories, and then one Venetta Fields.
Posted on 11 Apr
The John Westell Centenary pt.5
by Dougal Henshall
FiveOs, fast multi-hulls and faster cars! This fifth and final programme in the series celebrating the centenary of John Westell kicks off with the 5o5, but now with John not so much as the designer but as the first volume builder of GRP FiveOs in the UK.
Posted on 9 Apr
Randall Reeves on his successful Figure 8 Voyage
by David Schmidt
Solo and non-stop around the Americas (to port) and Antarctica (to starboard) For most singlehanded blue-water cruising sailors, crossing the Altantic or sailing alone to Hawaii would be an adventure of a lifetime. Not so for Randall Reeves.
Posted on 8 Apr
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