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The John Westell Centenary pt.5
by Dougal Henshall
FiveOs, fast multi-hulls and faster cars! This fifth and final programme in the series celebrating the centenary of John Westell kicks off with the 5o5, but now with John not so much as the designer but as the first volume builder of GRP FiveOs in the UK.
Posted on 9 Apr
Randall Reeves on his successful Figure 8 Voyage
by David Schmidt
Solo and non-stop around the Americas (to port) and Antarctica (to starboard) For most singlehanded blue-water cruising sailors, crossing the Altantic or sailing alone to Hawaii would be an adventure of a lifetime. Not so for Randall Reeves.
Posted on 8 Apr
Explore. Dream. Discover.
by Mark Jardine
The Easter weekend was a time to get on the water around the globe for many The Easter weekend was a time to get on the water around the globe for many. Lockdown restrictions in the UK have eased somewhat, allowing the return of grassroots sports, and the fine weather resulted in sailors heading to their local clubs.
Posted on 6 Apr
Randy Draftz on the 2021 Charleston Race Week
by David Schmidt
Celebrating the 25th anniversary edition event It's not too often in life that a storied event gets a second crack at celebrating its silver anniversary, but that's what happened with Charleston Race Week as a result of last year's outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Posted on 6 Apr
Leandro Spina on the new US Open Sailing Series
by David Schmidt
An interview with Leandro Spina on the West Marine US Open Sailing Series US Sailing has been working hard to prepare their athletes for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, as well as for the upcoming 2024 and 2028 Games, and part of this involves the recently announced West Marine US Open Sailing Series.
Posted on 1 Apr
AI AC36.5 v1.0
by Mark Jardine
Natural evolution from displacement to foiling to virtual The America's Cup is taking the next logical step in its evolution, with the move from the physical to the virtual world. For continuity, the AC75 rule will be retained, with a few modifications, for what will be known as the 'AI AC36.5 v1.0'.
Posted on 31 Mar
Spring's (eventual) arrival and Olympic news
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA One of the best pieces of spring renewal that I've heard about in a while came courtesy of US Sailing, which last week named Paul Cayard as their Executive Director of U.S. Olympic Sailing.
Posted on 30 Mar
America's Cup: Two feet
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
A unit of measurement, avatar and a couple more often helpful in sailboat racing It can be a unit of measurement. Also the very extremities you use for balance when standing up. Then on March 5 this year, we saw that they can even belong to an avatar assisting you and your cause via reinforcement learning.
Posted on 28 Mar
A game for billionaires
by Mark Jardine
The Simpsons and the America's Cup have nothing and everything in common One of my favourite Simpsons episodes, from 1992, is where Homer creates a 'Wonder Bat' from a fallen tree branch, leading to a revival of the Springfield nuclear plant softball team's team fortunes.
Posted on 23 Mar
An interview with Dave Franzel on the 2021 STIR
by David Schmidt
Bathtub-warm waters at the 2021 St. Thomas International Regatta As winter drones on and on in North America and Europe, it's beyond tempting to daydream about sailing on bathtub-warm waters under sunny skies, wearing a t-shirt and a pair of sailing shorts.
Posted on 23 Mar
America's Cup: Sliding Doors
by John Curnow
If the 2021 America's Cup proves one thing, it's that design and innovation reigns supreme If the 2021 America's Cup proves one thing, it's that design and innovation reigns supreme. It would be easy to focus on large catamarans, even bigger monohulls, perhaps even seeing the Kiwis start foiling the AC72 cats, or their cyclors of Bermuda.
Posted on 23 Mar
Whispering Jack
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Unabashedly, this title does refer to the Aussie singing icon, John Farnham Unabashedly, this title does wholeheartedly refer to the Aussie singing icon, John Farnham. Not that our subject does in any way whatsoever warble in the same category.
Posted on 22 Mar
Emirates Team New Zealand defends AC36
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA Sail-World tips our hat to Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Glenn Ashby, and the entire ETNZ team for sailing one heck of a great regatta, and for having the vision and gumption to successfully pull off a Cup for the history books.
Posted on 17 Mar
Susan Ludwig on the CGFs latest happenings
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Susan Ludwig on the Coast Guard Foundation's latest happenings I checked in with Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation, via email, to get the latest updates on this important non-profit.
Posted on 17 Mar
Pushing the boundaries
by Mark Jardine
When the AC75 boat concept was revealed we all looked on it with a sense of incredulity When the AC75 boat concept was revealed back in November 2017, we all looked on it with a sense of incredulity. Would this gecko-like monohull actually fly? Would the sailors be able to control it? Would they be able to match race?
Posted on 16 Mar
The best race of the 36th America's Cup so far
by Mark Jardine
This is what everyone in the sailing world was waiting for Day 6 of the 36th America's Cup saw the teams lining up on Course C. This is what everyone has wanted and is known as the sailors' course with gusts and shifts aplenty.
Posted on 16 Mar
A tale of two jibs, two touchdowns and two points
by Mark Jardine
The drama and pressure in Auckland went off the scale today The drama and pressure in Auckland went off the scale today with intrigue and twists at every turn.
Posted on 15 Mar
Who's going to not blink first?
by Mark Jardine
That crucial two minutes deciding each America's Cup point It's becoming abundantly clear that in this America's Cup if you win the start then you go a long way to winning the race.
Posted on 13 Mar
Supreme confidence or a big mistake?
by Mark Jardine
It's a fine lineā€¦ If the momentum wasn't already with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli after their race win to level the score after day one, it certainly is after race three, but things could have been very different.
Posted on 12 Mar
The John Westell Centenary pt.4
by Dougal Henshall
Happy One Hundred to John Westell Today will be a day of genuine celebration, not just for the 5o5 Class, but for the sport of sailing in the wider context, as we raise a glass to the memory of John Westell, who was born one hundred years ago today.
Posted on 11 Mar
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