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Gladwell's Line: Olympic self-flagellation begins
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The most significant Olympic classes regatta outside of the Olympics proper ended on a wet windless The most significant Olympic classes regatta outside of the Olympics proper ended on a wet windless note on Sunday. Several of the developed sailing nations performed well under their expectations, and the self-flagellation wasn't long in coming.
Posted on 15 Aug
U.S. almost suffers a medal ceremony shutout
by David Schmidt
At the Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 While the Dutch-flagged team sailed away from the Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 with a stellar report card, the same cannot be said for U.S.-flagged efforts.
Posted on 13 Aug
Susan Ludwig on the Coast Guard Foundation
by David Schmidt
An interview with Susan Ludwig about the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation I interviewed Susan Ludwig, president of the Coast Guard Foundation, via email, to learn more about this organization and the important work that they do on behalf of the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard.
Posted on 13 Aug
Darren Burns & Brian Todd on Farr 30s
by David Schmidt
Darren Burns and Brian Todd about Farr 30s and the 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week I interviewed Darren Burns, president of the Farr 30 World Council, and Brian Todd, One Design race officer for the 2018 Helly Hansen Chester Race Week.
Posted on 13 Aug
Home Build International Moth Blog 7
by James Sainsbury
First flight for Valkyrie! The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.
Posted on 13 Aug
70 years ago this week
by David Henshall
The story of singlehanded sailing at the London 1948 Olympics For the last decade or so, A in our modern lexicon has stood for Austerity, but 70 years ago this month the UK was suffering under so severe a regime of austerity that just about everything in life was either unavailable or rationed.
Posted on 10 Aug
Maiden pushes forward equality... again!
by Mark Jardine
The story of Tracy Edwards and The Maiden Factor Tracy Edwards and her team on Maiden changed perceptions and in no small way pushed forward the concept of equality when they completed the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Now Tracy is again pushing the equality on another step.
Posted on 9 Aug
Change arrives to the 2021 Volvo Ocean Race
by David Schmidt
A lot of opportunity, both on the corporate sponsorship side and for sailors and designers Change is afoot at the Volvo Ocean Race, and the 2021 edition of this classic race will offer a lot of opportunity, both on the corporate sponsorship side and for sailors and designers.
Posted on 6 Aug
Thor Borresen on the “World's Highest Regatta”
by David Schmidt
An interview with Thor Borresen about the “World's Highest Regatta” Sail-World.com interviewed Thor Borresen, vice commodore president of the Dillon Yacht Club, in Dillon, Colorado, via email, to learn more about the 2018 Dillon Open Regatta.
Posted on 1 Aug
Gladwell's Line: Class of 2018 homeless in 2024?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Youth progression which works nicely with the Olympic lineup, is set to be shredded Several Youth teams turned in an impressive performance at the 2018 Youth Sailing Worlds. Their coaches would be justified in thinking they had the talent coming on stream for the 2024 Olympics and beyond, or has World Sailing given those dreams the snip?
Posted on 31 Jul
Female skippers dominate the Clipper Race
by David Schmidt
Only one male on the podium of the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Race Tuck and Henderson were joined on the winner's podium by Chris Kobusch (GER; 32), skipper of Qingdao, who was the sole male skipper honored at the victory ceremony.
Posted on 30 Jul
David Bicks on the 2018 Castine Classic Yacht Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with David Bicks about the 2018 Castine Classic Yacht Race I interviewed David Bicks, chairman and founder of the Castine Classic Yacht Race, via email, to learn more about this annual DownEast regatta.
Posted on 30 Jul
American success at the 2018 Youth Sailing Worlds
by David Schmidt
US sailors own the podium and win the prestigious Nations Trophy American-flagged sailors collected four gold medals, one silver medal and the prestigious Nations Trophy at the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships.
Posted on 23 Jul
Connected Photography: Interview with Ian Roman
by Mark Jardine
Staying at the cutting edge of technology Ian Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.
Posted on 19 Jul
Bob Martin on the 2018 Lightning North Americans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Bob Martin about the 2018 Lightning North American Championship regatta I interviewed Bob Martin, regatta chairman of the Lightning North American Championship regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design event.
Posted on 18 Jul
Offshore racing action unfurls across two oceans
by David Schmidt
Offshore racing action unfurls across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans This is an exciting time to follow offshore racing, as two important contests, the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta and the Pacific Cup, are currently unfurling.
Posted on 16 Jul
Schelleen Rathkopf on Whidbey Island Race Week
by David Schmidt
An interview with Schelleen Rathkopf about the 2018 Whidbey Island Race Week I interviewed Schelleen Rathkopf, event producer of the 2018 Whidbey Island Race Week, via email, to learn more about this fun-filled four-day regatta.
Posted on 16 Jul
An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing
by Mark Jardine
Model yachting supremo's Bladerider conversion On the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.
Posted on 14 Jul
Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friend
by Mark Jardine
One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.
Posted on 12 Jul
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
by David Henshall
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing As the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.
Posted on 12 Jul
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