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AC36: AI, RL, TLA, ETNZ, LRPP
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
There's a wee event happening across The Ditch (Tasman Sea) next week Now there's a wee event happening across 'The Ditch' (Tasman Sea) next week. So I certainly enjoyed writing from the armchair a little while ago, and whilst on that, thanks very much to all of you who read it all around the globe
Posted today at 11:00 am
Gladwell's Line: Rolling the America's Cup dice
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A look at some of the issues that could determine the outcome of the 36th Match, and a score. Sail-World's NZ Editor Richard Gladwell who has been on the water, inside the race course, for every race and practice day of the America's Cup Regattas takes a look at some of the issues that could determine the outcome of the 36th Match, and a score.
Posted on 4 Mar
Sara Zanobini on the 2021 Bacardi Cup Invitational
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt interviews Sara about the event While spring isn't far off, it's solidly winter in North America and competitive One Design sailing is still over the horizon for most sailors. Enter the Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, which promises great racing for J/70, Melges 24 and Star sailors.
Posted on 3 Mar
Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards?
by Mark Jardine
Positive at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show, but a new portmanteau needed! I've talked to various people during and since the virtual RYA Dinghy Show and all so far are hailing it as a success. In the UK, the Dinghy Show is the start of the sailing season, and to simply not hold the event would have been a grave mistake.
Posted on 2 Mar
Cup news, Vendee Globe finishers, GGR 2022 update
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA While the America's Cup World Series and the Prada Cup delivered a chance to see AC75s lock horns on the racecourse, it also gave the world a much-needed chance to see what life looks like at the end of the coronavirus tunnel.
Posted on 2 Mar
Gladwell's Line: A Match of just five days?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A COVID positive 21 yr old going walkabout in South Auckland has had big implications for the Cup A COVID positive 21 yr old going walkabout in South Auckland has had big implications for the Cup - now threatened to be morphed to a four race day event, and sailed on courses on which there has never been a lead change - except for the Patriot capsize.
Posted on 2 Mar
Playing the long game
by Mark Jardine
As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match. I'd have loved to see Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott square up against Pete Burling, Blair Tuke and the rest of Emirates Team New Zealand, but it wasn't to be.
Posted on 23 Feb
Mark Pincus on the 2021 J/24 Midwinters
by David Schmidt
An interview with Mark Pincus on the 2021 J/24 Midwinters I checked in with Mark Pincus, regatta chair for the 2021 J/24 Midwinters, via email, to learn more about this competitive regatta.
Posted on 23 Feb
Modes and Moods
by Mark Jardine
Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker There are many sailing phrases: high and fast, low and slow, tweak it up a bit, glamourous, in the groove, climbing off them, falling into the dirt. Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker.
Posted on 21 Feb
You must win the start!
by Mark Jardine
It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it. Win the start and you've a good chance of winning the race.
Posted on 20 Feb
Form follows function - Or does it?
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It is one of the cornerstones of design philosophy It is one of the cornerstones of design philosophy. As too is blue and green should never be seen, without another colour in between. However, in modern times, the latter one has been totally shattered...
Posted on 19 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.3
by Dougal Henshall
A crown made for sailing: The action out afloat and ashore hots up In this the third video charting the life and the boats of John Westell, the action out afloat and ashore hots up. However, at the same time, the timescales are getting compressed, with this video covering the period of just a year.
Posted on 18 Feb
Prada Cup Finals debriefing and CCA awards
by David Schmidt
The saying goes that it's easy to look like a tactical genius if one has a faster boat The saying goes that it's easy to look like a tactical genius if one has a faster boat. Right now, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli's brain trust is looking incredibly smart after posting an impeccable 4-0 scorecard over INEOS Team UK.
Posted on 16 Feb
Stuart Hebb on the 2021 Star Midwinters
by David Schmidt
An interview with Stuart Hebb on the 2021 Star Midwinter Championship I checked in with Stuart Hebb, regatta chairman for the 2021 Star Midwinter Championship, via email, to learn more about this competitive regatta.
Posted on 16 Feb
America's Cup: From the armchair...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes... Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes...
Posted on 14 Feb
Sailing dynamite
by Mark Jardine
A day for the match racing purists Many of the America's Cup traditionalists have derided the foiling revolution, vocally saying the speed of the yacht isn't important, it's all about close, tight racing. Right now, that viewpoint seems redundant.
Posted on 14 Feb
Emily Nagel on her evolution as a pro sailor
by David Schmidt
An interview with Emily Nagel on her evolution as a professional sailor Emily Nagel might be “just” 27 years old, but this hasn't stopped her from racking up an impressive inshore and offshore sailing resume, in addition to earning her credentials as a naval architect.
Posted on 10 Feb
Body Battery
by Mark Jardine
I've been a bit of a luddite when it comes to fitness tracking I've been a bit of a luddite when it comes to fitness tracking and smart watches, for many years just 'going with the flow' on my morning runs, going out sailing and, more often than not, recharging my batteries with a beer.
Posted on 8 Feb
REPAIR-REWEAR: Henri-Lloyd Repair Service
by Mark Jardine
Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
A Q&A on the 2021 Caribbean Multihull Challenge
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt chats with Michele Korteweg about the event As North America and Europe contend with winter, it's always great to look to the Caribbean racing scene as a source of saline inspiration. One such bright spot is the upcoming Caribbean Multihull Challenge.
Posted on 3 Feb
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