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Sam Nedeau on the MYC's 2018 Governor's Cup
by David Schmidt
An interview with Sam Nedeau about the Muskegon Yacht Club's 2018 Governor's Cup I interviewed Sam Nedeau of Muskegon Yacht Club's standing race and regatta committee, via email, to learn more about the 2018 Governor's Cup
Posted on 12 Jun
Embracing sailing's adventurous side
by David Schmidt
On both coasts The R2AK began in 2015 as a quest to see if it would be possible to race human-powered vessels from the sleepy sailing town of Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska, a distance of 750 nautical miles, sans support or internal-combustion engines.
Posted on 11 Jun
Gladwell's Line - The Week in Review
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
RNZYS accepts 4th Challenge..New superyacht facility gets green light..Shoebridge on Cup status Royal NZ Yacht Squadron accepts 4th Challenge..New superyacht facility gets green light..Shoebridge updates on the state of the Cup..Volvo OR under new management
Posted on 7 Jun
Atlantic Cup fleet faces heavy Leg Two conditions
by David Schmidt
While Clipper sailors aim for New York When it comes to singlehanded and shorthanded sailing, the French rule the world's oceans, as evidenced by the recent winners of the solo-nonstop-around-the-world Vendee Globe Race.
Posted on 4 Jun
Celebrating North American sailing
by David Schmidt
And the need for speed in the Volvo Ocean Race Depending on one's latitude and longitude, Memorial Day Weekend marks the traditional start to the boating season for most North American sailors.
Posted on 28 May
The most competitive 52 Super Series season yet?
by Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com
We speak to Paul 'Flipper' Westlake of North Sails It's all go on the 52 Super Series with new boats, new teams and new technology. We spoke to Paul 'Flipper' Westlake of North Sails as the 2018 season gets underway to get his take on the development, the fleet and who his favourites are.
Posted on 25 May
Newport's VOR stopover and news from Point Nemo
by David Schmidt
Celebrating Newport's VOR stopover and sobering news from Point Nemo By all accounts, the Newport stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race was a huge success for fans, families, sailors & teams, starting when MAPFRE team managed to catch a mere zephyr to ghost across the finishing line just ahead of Team Brunel.
Posted on 21 May
Todd Stebleton on the 2018 GulfStreamer Race
by David Schmidt
A conversation with Todd Stebleton about the biennial 2018 GulfStreamer Offshore Sailboat Challenge I interviewed Todd Stebleton, coordinator of the 2018 GulfStreamer Offshore Sailboat Challenge, via email, to learn more about this biennial offshore challenge.
Posted on 21 May
Vern Burkhardt on the 2018 Swiftsure Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Vern Burkhardt about the 2018 Swiftsure International Yacht Race I interviewed Vern Burkhardt, event chairman of the 2018 Swiftsure International Yacht Race, via email, to learn more about this classic distance race.
Posted on 21 May
Clipper approaches Panama, VOR fleet in Newport
by David Schmidt
Fleet makes fine progress in escaping the Pacific Northwest's infamous 'dark curtain' In the two weeks since the Clipper Race's fleet of 11 identical Clipper 70s departed Seattle, the fleet has made fine progress in escaping the Pacific Northwest's infamous “dark curtain”, trading rain for Central America's warm waters and blue skies.
Posted on 14 May
Roberto Escalante on the 2018 J/70 North Americns
by David Schmidt
An interview with Roberto Escalante about the 2018 J/70 North American Championship I interviewed Roberto Escalante, Regatta Chair of the 2018 J/70 North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this competitive One Design regatta.
Posted on 10 May
VOR fleet guns for Newport, micropastics report
by David Schmidt
VOR fleet guns for Newport as new VOR-collected microplastics report card is released When it comes to American sailing towns, Newport, Rhode Island sets a high standard, especially when it holds the honor of being the Volvo Ocean Race's only U.S. stopover for the second consecutive edition of this storied offshore contest.
Posted on 7 May
Dennis Damore on the 2018 Oregon Offshore Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Dennis Damore about the 2018 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race I interviewed Dennis Damore, Race Director of the Corinthian Yacht Club of Portland, Oregon, via email, to learn more about the 2018 Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race.
Posted on 7 May
Please save our sport petition gaining momentum
by Ben Nicholls
Grassroots sailor urges World Sailing Executive to think again There has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.
Posted on 4 May
Gladwell's Line: Brits march to a different drum
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Late last week Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a switch-out of their sponsors Last Friday, at the Prospect of Whitby, a Thameside pub dating back to 1520, Ben Ainslie announced that there had been a major change in the financial backing of the British America's Cup team. Richard Gladwell writes
Posted on 1 May
Clipper departs Seattle, VOR enters North Atlantic
by David Schmidt
Clipper fleet departs Seattle, VOR fleet enters Northern Hemisphere Clouds, sunshine and pockets of blue sky engaged in a constant push-pull battle between meteorological moods on Puget Sound on the afternoon of Sunday, April 29.
Posted on 30 Apr
Perks of the job
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Unequivocally, the greatest element of this job is the contact with you, the readers. Unequivocally, the greatest element of this job is the contact with you, the readers. Whether it is on the quay, via email, or the phone calls, listening to your thoughts, comments and questions is a perk
Posted on 29 Apr
Nikki Henderson on skippering a Clipper Race boat
by David Schmidt
Sailing with style: A conversation the skipper of Visit Seattle Clipper I interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, to learn more about commanding a vessel in this demanding event.
Posted on 25 Apr
Alison Sly-Adams on the 2018 Antigua Sailing Week
by David Schmidt
A conversation with Alison Sly-Adams about the 2018 Antigua Sailing Week I interviewed Alison Sly, Antigua Sailing Week's Commercial Director, via email, to learn more about the 2018 edition of this classic Caribbean event.
Posted on 25 Apr
Clipper boats in Seattle, VOR en route to Newport
by David Schmidt
Clipper boats in Seattle, VOR boats bound for Newport, Rhode Island If you've ever visited Seattle, odds are good that you traveled across the Alaskan Way Viaduct, an elevated highway that offers sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains to the west, as well as a foreshortened view of Seattle's skyline.
Posted on 23 Apr
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