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Sail-World USA Features

AC36 challengers launched, Key West racing returns
by David Schmidt
Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA As the first chilly weather of fall starts rolling across sections of North America, there's some interesting sailing news emerging from New Zealand, from points south on our own continent, and from France.
Posted on 20 Oct
Mark Towill on 11th Hour Racing's new IMOCA build
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with Mark to find out more... I checked in with Mark Towill, CEO of the 11th Hour Racing Team for the 2022/2023 edition of The Ocean Race, via email, to learn more about the team's new IMOCA 60 design and build process.
Posted on 20 Oct
What to do?
by John Curnow. Editor, Sail-World AUS
There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle.
Posted on 18 Oct
Sam Mcguire on the J/22 and J/24 East Coast Champs
by David Schmidt
An interview with Sam Mcguire on the 2020 J/22 and J/24 East Coast Championships I checked in with Sam Mcguire, who serves as the Severn Sailing Association's J/24 fleet captain, via email, to learn more about this exciting regional championship regatta.
Posted on 13 Oct
When is enough, enough?
by Mark Jardine
I'm stuck with a dilemma... Here in the UK the nights are drawing in, it's definitely getting colder and as I write this the rain is pouring in a distinctly British way.
Posted on 12 Oct
Sam Holliday on The Race Around's Futures Program
by David Schmidt
An interview with Sam Holliday about The Race Around's Futures Program I checked in with Sam Holliday, co-founder of The Race Around, via email, to learn more about the event's forward-leaning Futures Program.
Posted on 8 Oct
The Race Around's approach to sustainability
by David Schmidt
Latest musings from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA While the past decade has been rife with advancements, I'm particularly impressed with a recent press release from The Race Around, which will begin in the summer of 2023.
Posted on 6 Oct
Parks and Neville on the AYC's Double-Handed Race
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt discusses the race with the Annapolis Yacht Club team I checked in with Kathy Parks, Event Chair, and Dick Neville, Principal Race Officer, of the Annapolis Yacht Club's 2020 Double-Handed Distance Race, via email, to learn more about this exciting two-person race.
Posted on 6 Oct
The Juxtaposition
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get When the images of the dinghy you see here arrived, I had just been watching the Australian Sailing Team training aboard their Nacra 17 foiling cats. Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get.
Posted on 4 Oct
Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day?
by Mark Jardine
Mark Jardine takes on the challenge! On Tuesday 22nd September I set myself a challenge. Could I complete a foiling gybe gybe or tack on a Waszp during my first day sailing the boat? Here's how I got on!
Posted on 1 Oct
Sailing provides a glimmer of light
by Mark Jardine
September has been a busy month for the sport September has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion.
Posted on 28 Sep
Shirley Robertson on her doublehanded aspirations
by David Schmidt
Shirley Robertson on her aspirations to compete in the Paris 2024 Olympics I checked in with Shirley Robertson (UK), a two-time Olympic gold medalist, via email, to learn more about her aspirations to compete in the new Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted on 23 Sep
Appreciating our community's leadership role
by David Schmidt
Sailors play a vital role in driving ocean health Having grown up sailing and cruising Maine's DownEast waters, I'm no stranger to pea-soup fog, but until last week I had never experienced a situation where visibility was reduced to just a few hundred feet due to anything besides fog.
Posted on 22 Sep
Happy Days
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Getting out on the water this week was superb Getting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either.
Posted on 20 Sep
Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
by Dougal Henshall
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul.
Posted on 15 Sep
Charlie Enright discusses 11th Hour Racing's plans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Charlie Enright on 11th Hour Racing Team's recent transatlantic passage I checked in with Charlie Enright, 11th Hour Racing Team's skipper for the 2022-2023 edition of The Ocean Race, via email, to learn more about the team's recent transatlantic crossing and their preparations ahead of next year's circumnavigation race.
Posted on 9 Sep
Nirvana. Utopia. Atlantis.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat-World.com
Three vessels really made an impression this month, and all were very different yet compelling... Three vessels really made an impression this month. All very different, but each one offered all the necessary peaceful, tranquil, magical, inspiring, beautiful, mythical, and legendary qualities to bring about the heading you see here.
Posted on 9 Sep
Celebrating a different kind of Labor Day Weekend
by David Schmidt
Celebrating a different kind of Labor Day Weekend racing While it's safe to say that North America's 2020 sailing season hasn't exactly defined anyone's idea of a great time, the good news is that organized racing has successfully unfurled, despite the stiff headwinds presented by the ongoing pandemic.
Posted on 8 Sep
Going down the mine
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast It would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.
Posted on 6 Sep
Alan Baines on the 2020 Around The Island Race
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Alan Baines on the 2020 Around The Island Race I checked in with Alan Baines, chairman of the Conanicut Yacht Club's 2020 Around The Island Race, via email, to learn more about this classic circumnavigation race.
Posted on 3 Sep
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