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Hinman Trophy, offshore sailing, and Mini Transat
by David Schmidt
Summer may have handed the baton off to autumn, but the sailing scene hasn't been cooling off Summer may have handed the baton off to autumn, but that certainly doesn't mean that the sailing scene has been cooling off in North America, at least not yet. This past weekend gave the sailing world multiple great events to follow and participate in.
Posted today at 5:00 pm
Hooray for the hundredth!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here is our card to the J/99, which will soon enough have 100 vessels sailing all around the world. Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.
Posted on 26 Sep
James Keen on the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge
by David Schmidt
An interview with James Keen on the 2021 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge I checked in with James Keen, chairman of the 2021 Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge, via email, to learn more about this exciting regatta.
Posted on 23 Sep
Square peg, round hole. Round peg, square hole.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
One thing is pretty clear with fluid dynamics. Smooth and flowing wins the day. If you think about fluid dynamics for just a second, one thing is pretty clear. Smooth and flowing wins the day.
Posted on 23 Sep
Mixing it up
by Mark Jardine
A few sailing events which are a bit 'out of the norm' As we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.
Posted on 21 Sep
Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon on the Jackrabbit
by David Schmidt
An interview with Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon on the 2021 Jackrabbit J/22 regatta I checked in with Michael Weber and Jeff Braddon, who serve as advisor emeritus and chair (respectively) of the 2021 Jackrabbit J/22 regatta, via email, to learn more about this freshwater One Design regatta.
Posted on 15 Sep
Laura Grondin and Megan Ratliff on the M24 NAs
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the chair and president ahead of the 2021 Melges 24 U.S. Nationals I checked in with Laura Grondin, chair of the International Melges 24 Class Association, and Megan Ratliff, president of the U.S. Melges 24 Class Association, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Melges 24 National Championship regatta.
Posted on 14 Sep
A shameful story and a warning to sailors
by David Schmidt
A shameful story and a warning to the sailing world Sometime in the recent past, a club hosted a small-but-well-attended regional regatta. A consciously unvaccinated individual attended, refused to wear a mask, and then tested positive for Covid-19.
Posted on 14 Sep
Happy, happy. Joy, joy!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Without doubt, the best perk of this job is the reach and connection There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.
Posted on 13 Sep
Paul Earl and Shan McAdoo on the Snipe NAs
by David Schmidt
An interview with Paul Earl and Shan McAdoo on the 2021 Snipe North Americans I checked in with Paul Earl and Shan McAdoo, co-chairs of the 2021 Snipe North Americans, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 8 Sep
Inspirational
by Mark Jardine
It's such an important word in any sport It's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.
Posted on 7 Sep
Juana Rudzki on the annual Juana Good Time Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair to learn more... I checked in with Juana Rudzki, event chair of the 31st annual Juana Good Time Regatta, via email, to learn more about this fun-minded multihull regatta.
Posted on 7 Sep
Gladwell's Line: Dalts told to walk the plank
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Attempts to force the next Cup to be held in NZ are misguided at best. The current Defender and America's Cup trustee, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, are doing what they should be doing - which is to take the recommendation and decision from their America's Cup team and endorse it.
Posted on 4 Sep
The big cats
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Catamarans, and even more specifically, powercats is the name of our game here. 12-cylinder Jags, or lightning fast Cheetahs? Neither automotive, nor feline. Catamarans, and even more specifically, powercats is the name of our game here.
Posted on 2 Sep
Mike Milner on Team Canada's sailing at Tokyo 2020
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the team's high-performance director I checked in with Mike Milner, Sail Canada's high-performance director, via email, to debrief Team Canada's sailing performances at this summer's XXXII Olympiad and to discuss the team's course back to the Olympic sailing podium.
Posted on 1 Sep
The Clagett and the U.S. Para Sailing Championship
by David Schmidt
These might not be the easiest days for the international & national news cycles (to say the least) These might not be the easiest days for the international and national news cycles (to say the least), but the good news is that the sailing community has been helping to add a little bit of balance to a world that sometimes can feel a bit overpowered.
Posted on 31 Aug
Paris2024: Antipodean re-think required
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Tokyo2020 proved to be a game of snakes and ladders for the 17 countries who divvied up 30 medals When the medal table was added up, Tokyo2020 proved to be the proverbial game of snakes and ladders for the 17 countries who divvied up the 30 medals. Nine European nations increased their medal haul from Rio. Oceania was the biggest loser.
Posted on 31 Aug
Did someone say, Goldilocks?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass had set up the informal conversation with Gianguido Girotti... Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.
Posted on 29 Aug
Bill Lynn on the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Bill Lynn on the 2021 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta & Rendezvous I checked in with my friend, Bill Lynn, who is the president and executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum and the America's Cup Hall of Fame, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta & Rendezvous.
Posted on 24 Aug
Great sport requires great rivalries
by Mark Jardine
Thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete Interest in a sport, outside of the fanatics and those who regularly take part in that discipline, requires great rivalries, and thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete in some of the most exciting racing ever.
Posted on 22 Aug
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