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Transpac News, 12 Metre Words, AC Hall of Fame
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While summer isn't even half over, the sailing world is being treated to some great offshore racing, starting with the Transatlantic Race 2019, and followed by the Transpacific Yacht Race, which began in a series of pursuit-style starts on July 10.
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The Good Oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors This week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.
Posted on 14 Jul
In conversation with David 'Sid' Howlett
by James Eaves, RYA
Mark Jardine talks with the Coach to Ben Ainslie, Andrew Simpson and more... Hear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.
Posted on 11 Jul
Transatlantic Race 2019, Olympic selection process
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt As the saying goes that in sailboat racing, if you don't like the conditions, wait a little bit and odds are excellent that they will change. This wisdom proved correct in the Transatlantic Race 2019.
Posted on 9 Jul
Dobbs Davis on the 2019 the Transpacific Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Dobbs Davis about the 50th edition of the Transpacific Race I checked in with Dobbs Davis, media manager for the 50th edition of the Transpacific Race, via email, to learn more about this classic West Coast distance race.
Posted on 8 Jul
Sailing this Winter?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Not everyone is going to the tropics Not everyone is going to the tropics. So if you are an OTB sailor, or on board something a bit or a lot bigger, then you could well be in need of some new gear from Vaikobi.
Posted on 7 Jul
Make 2019 count! Food and drink
by Gael Pawson
How sailors who love the sea can think about what they eat and drink There are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.
Posted on 5 Jul
Fletcher Boland onthe Marblehead to Halifax Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Fletcher Boland about the 2019 Marblehead to Halifax Race I checked in with Fletcher Boland, the manager of communications for the 2019 Marblehead to Halifax Race, via email, to learn more about this classic New England and Canadian distance race.
Posted on 3 Jul
TR 2019, Cup news, and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World North American newsletter from David Schmidt The fleet competing in the Transatlantic Race 2019 has been experiencing light breezes that have been more forward of the beam than anyone would prefer.
Posted on 2 Jul
Well I am…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The great Jim Close sent me a link to Rik Breur, who just won the European Inventor Award The great Jim Close sent me a link to a person by the name of Rik Breur, who just won the European Inventor Award. Close, probably best known to sailors as Mumbles, is always good for interesting tales, anecdotes, the weird and wonderful...
Posted on 30 Jun
Ben Ainslie and Henri Lloyd
by Mark Jardine
25 years of sailing history together When Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.
Posted on 26 Jun
Siebel Sailors Program, foiling in NY, Star Worlds
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the past week has seen a flurry of news from events as diverse as the SailGP New York event, and the Star Worlds, and the start of the Transatlantic Race, it was a press release from US Sailing that caught my eye and captured my imagination.
Posted on 25 Jun
Aussie Invasion
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...
Posted on 23 Jun
We speak to North Sails' Quinny Houry in Palma
by Mark Jardine
At the epicentre for all superyacht matters in Europe We spoke to Quinny Houry of North Sails in Palma, the epicentre for all superyacht matters in Europe.
Posted on 19 Jun
Celebrating summer's arrival and the longest days
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt There's something about the arrival of the summer solstice that's conducive to being thankful for the gloriously long days ahead, while also being conscious of the fact that, starting on Saturday, days will be getting slightly shorter.
Posted on 18 Jun
Anticipation on Crew Allocation Day
by Mark Jardine
We meet the new Clipper Race sailors to discover their stories... Clipper Race Crew Allocation Day, held at the Portsmouth Guildhall, is a huge moment in the build-up to the race itself. This is the day when crew find out who their Skipper will be and meet their teammates for the first time.
Posted on 18 Jun
Put your two hands together, please…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.
Posted on 16 Jun
FAST Forward Slowly (but surely)
by Kimball Livingston
Facility for Advanced Sailing and Technology progressing Paige Railey spent the second week of June doing what a hard-traveling Olympic hopeful does, sailing. In this case, she was back on San Francisco Bay at what she cheerfully calls "the new home base" of the US Sailing Team, Treasure Island.
Posted on 14 Jun
An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team
by Mark Jardine
Autistic crew led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann build up to the famous race We spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.
Posted on 14 Jun
Jake Sorosky on the RS21's recent American arrival
by David Schmidt
An interview with Jake Sorosky about RS21 class' recent inroads into American sailing I checked in with Jake Sorosky, who handles RS21 outside sales for West Coast Sailing, to learn more about this exciting design and its recent American invasion.
Posted on 13 Jun
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