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15/08/2021


The Pastiche

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Hull form revealed of the new Scarlet Runner - photo © Composites Constructions


Dear Recipient Name

Given the assortment on offer, I was originally going with potpourri. However, I've done that, along with goulash, mélange, juxtaposition, and quite a few others. About the only one I could be not sure of was pastiche, which is one of Kevin McCloud's favourite words as it turns out. So here we are with a collection of thoughts that might also be referred to as miscellaneous ramblings.

Even just collecting the images was fun, and in another world, I would have just settled for a photo essay. However, it was the unconscious, quite subliminal way in which I titled the folder for the first images you see as 'SR13' that had me chuckling. After all, it was not too much of a stretch to get to SR-71, which was Lockheed's infamous Blackbird.

 
38 South - Sun Fast 3300 - MPU   ALT Composities 2020 West System 3 - 300x250
 

Deck joins her other half - Scarlet Runner (13) - photo © Composites Constructions
Deck joins her other half - Scarlet Runner (13) - photo © Composites Constructions

Alas, the new Scarlet Runner is all set to be a speed demon, as well. She's also going to be tres chic black, everywhere, and apparently it may well be the matt style that Blackbird made all her own. We took a solid look at SR13 in Fashionably Black, and as you can see, work progresses despite the multitudinous issues thrown up by border issues and a wee Delta.

There are still lots of jobs for the craftsmen at Composites Constructions to get into. Still, for a few lucky souls, a glimpse of the real deal has occurred when her massive bowsprit was temporarily installed, as too her stanchions, which will certainly add to the look of her brave-souls-only-for'ard-of-the-stick layout from the team at Carkeek Design Partners.

 
CDI 2021 / 600x500   Ensign 2021 Sail MPU
 

Below and looking for'ard on the new Scarlet Runner - photo © Composites Constructions
Below and looking for'ard on the new Scarlet Runner - photo © Composites Constructions

At any rate, if it was unclear before, you now get to definitively see just how much of her freeboard has been made up by the deck mould that has now been bonded to the hull, which sits snugly in her mould, all level and square. As soon as her remaining bits arrive, she'll start to look even more like the Mach3.3 weapon she is. OK. Perhaps not 3,000 feet per second, so I will now tone down the talk it up cup... maybe...

 
Colligo 2021 MPU   Flagstaff 2020 - Excess 11 - MPU
 

Well looky here

The new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA is revealed - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
The new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA is revealed - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing

Another new boat that really caught my eye (and that too of our Managing Editor, Mark Jardine) was the new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA that appeared out of the CDK Technologies shed. The chines are something else, and if I had not known she is a yacht, you might have even thought they were making an attempt to bring back monohulls into offshore powerboat racing. Add a couple of steps about 70% of the way back and it is not as much of a stretch as you might think. Squint now and you'll see what I mean with the picture below.

At any rate they will be delighted if they can achieve a third of speed of one of those...

In all seriousness, they have a massive mission to remind us all of, and don't forget that your nominations for the sustainability award have to be in by September 10. Check out the big question to get the whole picture.

The new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA is revealed - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing
The new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA is revealed - photo © Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing

 
Get My Boat 2021 MPU   Harken AUS 2021 - MPU
 

Big fleet - Bigger Race

Entry slots were snapped up faster than tickets to a pop star's latest gig. They came in the form of behemoths all the way down to 30-somethings. One, two, three hulls not a problem. Two or more souls aboard each, and in some cases, much more! Quite possibly, only the Fastnet can achieve so many talking points.

Conditions at the start of the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race proved testing for Refanut in the strong wind and steep sea - photo © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex
Conditions at the start of the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race proved testing for Refanut in the strong wind and steep sea - photo © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

This Kurt Arrigo image of an S&S 63 had me write this...

A shot from the start of the 2021 Fastnet leaves you with the pursed lips, and the words, 'That's a bit unpleasant!' As soon as you've expressed that thought out loud you go more to a teeth exposed grimace, as you breath in once more, and then sound resembles the dentist's suction pipe as you sit in the chair holding a conversation you are still amazed anyone could work out what you just said.

Starting into wind against tide just has to be one of the unfairest things you can do. Your breakfast might be too light to stay where it should. If you're a bit older, your bones are going to be having serious words with the comedian who thought this would be fun. The ambient temperature is cold, the water worse, and the individual who thought it would be good to be ten feet tall and bullet proof is now tapping the communicator vigorously, and asking Scotty just exactly why The Transporter is currently down for service, and how long it is going to be before it is back up.

 
Henr-Lloyd BLU MPU   J Composites 2020 - MPU
 

The supermaxi Skorpios, the largest yacht in the race, encounters steep waves as she enters the English Channel - photo © Carlo Borlenghi
The supermaxi Skorpios, the largest yacht in the race, encounters steep waves as she enters the English Channel - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

Funnily enough, in my experience it is always about then that the kerosene canary goes overhead. Nothing goes to windward quite like them. The last time we endured this reminder of the joy of sailing was just a short 30nm day race, but is memorable for around 6 knots rushing one way in a real hurry before it had to clock off, and at least 35 blasting back at you from the other, with a few days of residual seaway accompanying it.

The weather mark was a steel shipping channel buoy, so not the kind of thing you want to do a "weekend at Bernie's" kind of thing with. We gybed and set well, with the pole coming aft promptly, and the bag setting on cue. Only we weren't really moving. That's probably a legacy of only being 29 feet long.

Eventually the puff pushed the symmetrical bag that little bit more, which was nice to have as it was very square, and we took off, slowly at first, and then more rapidly as we got a wiggle on down the waves. I can still remember looking at the can to see if it had spikes, for it sure felt like we were steel, and it was a magnetic mine drawing us in.

 
Marine Auctions 2019 600x500   Navico AUS Zeus3S MPU
 

Gitana, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut
Gitana, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut

But this is about the Fastnet, and looking back to see Sunfast 3300s and Class 40s was wonderful, but nothing was as addictive as the tracker with the Ultim Tri Edmond de Rothschild blasting away like it was the Millennium Falcon. Wicked training for the Jules Verne.

The ClubSwan125 (140' LOA) had a tremendous first outing, but it was the IMOCAs showing that the best way to get to Ireland is via France that seemed more spellbinding than anything. Apivia deserve every credit for their efforts.

Apivia after rounding the Fastnet Rock in the Rolex Fastnet Race - photo © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex
Apivia after rounding the Fastnet Rock in the Rolex Fastnet Race - photo © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

 
North Sails 2021 MPU   Pantaenius 2021 AUS Fleet MPU
 

Indulgence

No, not a tub of chocolate ice cream. Rather, a moment to congratulate Mat Belcher, Will Ryan and Victor Kovalenko for their brilliance at Enoshima.

Mat bows out as the King of 470s of all time, Will adds the top accolade to all the others the softly spoken fierce competitor has amassed to date, and Victor has again shown just what you need to do to be the one on the top of the dais. Any conversation with him is like spending a lifetime on a pearl lugger in the Timor Sea.

Will Ryan, Victor Kovalenko and Mat Belcher - Tokyo 2020 Olympics - photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing
Will Ryan, Victor Kovalenko and Mat Belcher - Tokyo 2020 Olympics - photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

 
Race Yachts 2021 600x500 v2   Rolly Tasker Sails 2021 v2 - 600x500
 

Super short takes

Mark Jardine has been at the UK Moth nationals and delivered some great tales and shots, like this one. Even the weather came to the party.

Alex Barone on day 3 of the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 - photo © Mark Jardine / IMCA UK
Alex Barone on day 3 of the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 - photo © Mark Jardine / IMCA UK

Colligo Marine are having their first FB Live event, and it is all Synthetic Standing Rigging. Important stuff indeed, so Friday, August 20 and 0900 Pacific Standard Time (or 1200 USA EST), so do your conversions and book it in. Detail awaits you.

Right oh - there is plenty of information on the group's websites for you to review when you can. Please avail yourself of it below.

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Finally, many thanks for making Sail-World your go-to choice. We're always here to keep pumping out the news. Stay safe, and enjoy your time on the water.

John Curnow
Editor, Sail-World AUS

 
Rooster 2020 - Impact BA - AUS MPU   Sail Exchange 300x250 Used Sails
 


International Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar - Day 1
The opening day of the International Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar in Marstrand, Sweden, brought glorious sunshine but very strong winds and big seas. The Race Committee put to sea but sadly the state was too severe so racing had to be abandoned.

How long do 3Di sails last? North Sails expert Mark Bradford explains
Most sailors shopping for a new 3Di sail ask, "how long will it last?" Based on years of record-keeping, I can honestly say that the competitive life of a 3Di sail is far superior to any other technology on the market.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2021: An inspired performance
There are many factors that play a part in determining the eventual winner of an offshore race, but it is the approach of the successful crew that is the most decisive.

 
Sailing Raceboats 2016 RS Feva 300x250   Team Windcraft 2021 - Moody - MPU
 
2021 Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 3
They say it takes all kinds when it comes to sailing and that something a little bit different on Jono and Gemma Winterbottom's Seawind 1000, About Time, has them all talking at the 33rd edition of Airlie Beach Race Week.

Doyle Sails Stu Bannatyne on Warrior Won's overall win in Transpac 2021
Chris Sheehan's Pac 52 Warrior Won, was the third yacht to cross the finish line (second fastest overall elapsed time). Stu Bannatyne was aboard Warrior Won which was top boat in Transpac 2021 with first place overall, and first place in Division 3.

All New Products Coming Soon at Rooster
The quality and popularity of the Aquafleece® takes on new leaps with Aquafleece® Hoodie, pockets, hood, adjustable toggles, and cuffs, if you're a hoodie person, this one's for you!

 
Upffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW MPU   Vaikobi 2021 FlexForce - MPU
 
Is it a Beiker? Is it a Rocket? No, it's an upside-down Bladerider!
We've written about, and seen the photos of Brad Gibson's Bladerider over the years, and it's been amazing to see the transformation of the boat, keeping it bang up-to-date and incorporating many innovative ideas.

Teams ready to race in Marstrand for International Dragon Gold Cup 2021 by Yanmar
Seventy-three teams from across Europe and as far afield as Japan and Australia have arrived in Marstrand, Sweden to compete for the International Dragon Gold Cup by Yanmar, to be raced from 15 to 20 August.

2021 J/70 World Championship at California Yacht Club - Day 4
The leaderboard shuffled as wind returned to Santa Monica Bay for Day Four of the J/70 Worlds Championship Regatta at California Yacht Club. Peter Duncan and Relative Obscurity took the overall lead

 
Vetus-Maxwell 2020   Webasto AUS 2020 MPU 3
 
Youth Match Racing Worlds 2021 at Balboa Yacht Club - Overall
David Wood (USA) of host Balboa Yacht Club "peaked" at just the right time during a summer of youth match racing in which his inter-club rival and friend, Jeffrey Petersen (USA) had beaten him in two major youth match racing events.

Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 at Stokes Bay Sailing Club - Day 3
It was a long day on the water for the fleet at Stokes Bay in the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals, with a brief pit-stop ashore, after the first race, while the wind took a break before a sea breeze filled in.

44Cup Cowes - Day 3: Changing Gear
While the race from the Squadron to the starting area counted for no points, the short beat and long run provided a valuable opportunity for all to lock in numbers and techniques for the day.

 
X-Yachts Xp38 300x250   Zhik 2021 Choice of Champions MPU
 
2021 Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 2
Another day of ideal sailing at Airlie Beach Race Week with a race course weaving through the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and an ideal 15-20 knot wind, but fun seems to be the focal point for most competitors.

Circumnavigation Record Attempt by Ant Arctic Lab - Only two days to departure
To sail around 32.000 nm is one thing, to have enough food and spare on board for every thinkable situation is another one. Therefore, the whole team started this morning with "the boarding" of all necessary equipment and the final storing of all items.

2021 European WASZP Games - Day 3
Italian WASZP Sailor Francesco Bertone has taken a mini break over the rest of the fleet in the 2021 WASZP European Games. Showing stunning consistency, adding a third and a first to his scorecard following a discard/drop in the first race of day 3.

 
11th Hour Racing 2021 - MPU   Allen 2021 More Grip Less Slip MPU
 
Vaikobi support two massive events this week - The ILCA UK Nationals and HISC Youth Week
As the UK ILCA National Championships get under way today in Weymouth Bay, after the last 18 months it is quite incredible to see an event coming together at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy that has more than 270 boats on the entry list.

PlanetSail: Rolex Fastnet Race - The Big Guns & Line Honours
Despite brutal conditions for the start of the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race the big guns completed the new course from Cowes to Cherbourg via the Fastnet Rock at a staggering pace. Here's a quick review of who got home first and how.

2021 J/70 World Championship at California Yacht Club - Day 3
It wasn't a gale; it wasn't even Force 3... but it was just enough breeze to pull off one race on Day Three of the 2021 J/70 World Championship Regatta at California Yacht Club.

 
Barton Marine 2019 600x500   Boat Books Australia
 
44Cup Cowes - Day 2: Stepping up the action
Since arriving in Cowes for the 44Cup all eight teams had been expecting conditions to build for the second day of racing and with 20-24knots to kick things off, that was precisely what was delivered.

2021 Airlie Beach Race Week - Day 1
It had all the drama of soap opera; while some revelled in the 20 knot breeze, others were dismasted or were damaged, which put paid to their race on the opening day of Whitsunday Sailing Club's (WSC) 33rd Airlie Beach Race Week.

Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 at Stokes Bay Sailing Club - Day 2
Stronger winds on Friday were forecast and that's exactly what the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals fleet had. 15 to 20 knot South Westerlies kicked up a difficult chop at Stokes Bay.

 
C-Tech 2021 SnuffAir 300x250   Cyclops 2020 - Dec2020 - MPU
 
Applecart upturned in Rolex Fastnet Race's small boat division
With nine JPK 10.10s in action in IRC Four, the smart money was on a fifth in a row win for the highly successful model from Jean-Pierre Kelbert's boatyard. However, this year's IRC Four podium did not contain a single JPK 10.10.

Gitana Team and North Sails Performance clothing join forces to conquer offshore racing in 2021
The Gitana Team, an offshore racing stable founded in 2000 by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild, has announced its selection of North Sails Performance clothing.

Sunrise wins the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race
Tom Kneen's JPK 11.80 Sunrise has been crowned overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Kneen is the first British winner of the race since Charles Dunstone and his maxi Nokia Enigma in 2003.

 
Doyle Sails 2020 - Built for Adventure 300x250   HALLSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250 SHEARWATER
 
Victory for Loison as IRC Three and Two-Handed goes to the wire in Rolex Fastnet Race
One of the most intense battles, both on the water and under IRC corrected time, in this year's Rolex Fastnet Race played out in IRC Three. Interesting was the diversity of crew make-ups: Fully crewed, doublehanded and mixed doublehanded.

2021 European WASZP Games - Day 2
With an early start to make the most of the morning Peler (northerly wind), the 2021 WASZP European Games started with a bang! Four exciting championship races ensued in a good breeze of 12-18 knots.

44Cup Cowes - Day 1: Tight from the start
What the opening day of the 44Cup in Cowes lacked in sunshine it more than made up for with close racing. The morning had started with just 8-10 knots of breeze and flat seas.

 
Highfield Boats - SW - MPU   Predictwind - Iridium 250
 
Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals 2021 at Stokes Bay Sailing Club - Day 1
Right on cue, the drizzle stopped, the wind filled in, and the sun shone... at times. The Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals was under way with 47 of the latest foiling machines on the water.

Sunrise performs a horizon job as therapy is needed after Scilly Isles 'glass out' in Rolex Fastnet
Tom Kneen's JPK 11.80 Sunrise has sewn up IRC Two in this 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. The Devonshire team crossed the Cherbourg finish line at 1004 BST this morning. Sunrise's corrected time has given Kneen IRC Two victory by a huge margin.

Backstay Blocks and New Articulating Range from Allen
30mm dynamic blocks are one of the most versatile products in our range and so they are great for use in many different systems. Most recently we have started manufacturing the single version onto a stainless-steel ring for sportsboat backstay systems.

 
RS Sailing 2021 - MPU   Saffier 300 x 250px SC8m Cabin
 
RORC Commodore first home in IRC One in the Rolex Fastnet Race
Ino XXX crossed the finish line at 22:34 BST last night with a race time of 3 days 10 hours 39 minutes and 58 seconds. At that point second placed Swede Jonas Granders' Elliot 44 CR Matador was still north of Alderney with more than 20 miles to go.

2021 European WASZP Games - Day 1 Slalom
Scorching temperatures and brilliant blue skies greeted competitors for day 1 of the 2021 WASZP European Games. With the 88 competitors split into eight flights it was all to play for, and isn't it great to be back!

Going full circle - Zhik is back with the foiling International Moth Class
Kicking off at the Moth Worlds in Lake Garda in August, Zhik are back as the new Exclusive Apparel Partner to the International Moth Class Association (IMCA).

 
Sailing Connex - Sailor Sunscreen - MPU   Sea Sure 2020 - MPU
 
Rivals acknowledge an APIVIA masterclass in the Rolex Fastnet Race
In the IMOCA ranks, the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race - the 49th edition of this summertime classic - will be remembered for the almost perfect execution of strategy and tactics by Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat on APIVIA.

2021 J/70 World Championship at California Yacht Club - Day 1
An over-enthusiastic fleet of J/70s bolted off the line on Day One of racing at the J/70 World Championship regatta here, hosted by California Yacht Club.

A personal tribute to the Australian Sailing Team
For each of the past few Olympics I have composed a tribute to the Australian Sailing Team as part of my regular CEO communication.

 
Selden 2020 - E40i electric winch - MPU   SOUTHERNSPARS_MAST-&-BOOMS_SW_300X250-MISSY
 
Britain fights back in the Rolex Fastnet Race
In 2019 there was some embarrassment for the rest of the world with France 'owning' the Rolex Fastnet Race, winning nine of the ten classes, albeit with the American Wizard team breaking the French run of overall wins.

Justine Mettraux & Simon Fisher third IMOCA in the Rolex Fastnet Race
Three intense days after setting off on their first double-handed race, 11th Hour Racing Team's Simon 'Sifi' Fisher (GBR) and Justine Mettraux (SUI) have crossed the finish line of the Rolex Fastnet Race taking third place in the IMOCA 60 class.

Henri-Lloyd #BlueAugust - Turning the Tide on Ocean Plastics Together
Our environment and the climate are featuring heavily in the news, and it's clear that the time for action is now with sustainability needing to be part of every step that we take in our lives.

 
Armstrong-FG-1 300x250   Lloyd Stevenson Catalyst 45 300x250px1
 
SP80 starts building the boat to break the record with Persico Marine
The Swiss company has entrusted the Italian shipyard Persico Marine, who will apply a different approach to what is usually done in the maritime industry: building a boat with TPT® carbon kits.

Apivia - stand-out IMOCA performance in the Rolex Fastnet Race
An exceptional example of an extraordinary boat paired up with a hugely talented crew has been the combination of Apivia with doublehanders Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat competing in this 49th Rolex Fastnet Race.

Dmitry Rybolovlev's ClubSwan 125 Skorpios takes Rolex Fastnet Race monohull line honours
Dmitry Rybolovlev's ClubSwan 125 Skorpios took line honours in the Rolex Fastnet Race this evening, after crossing the finish line in Cherbourg at 2015 BST.

 
Auckland Boat Show 600x500 No.2   Smuggler 300 x 250px Family Cruisers
 
First MOCRA multihull screams into Cherbourg in the Rolex Fastnet Race
While it is hard to draw attention in the Rolex Fastnet Race away from the fast and the glamorous at the front end of the fleet, we must spare a thought for the smaller boats among Sunday's 337 starters.

Nominations open for YJA Stoneways Marine 'Young Journalist of the Year'
The YJA Stoneways Marine Young Journalist of the Year is a new award for 2021, aiming to celebrate and reward upcoming talent in the marine industry.

New IMOCA 60 revealed: sporting performance meets sustainable innovation
After 24 months of research, development, and construction, 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its new IMOCA 60, the first of a new era of boats designed to compete in fully crewed, short-handed and solo offshore sailboat races.

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild establishes new Rolex Fastnet Race record
The extraordinary 32m long Ultime Maxi Edmond de Rothschild showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the fleet in the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race arriving this evening (Monday 9 August) at 20:24:54 BST, setting a new record

From Tokyo 2020 to the Rolex Fastnet Race, sailing's superstars shine on the big stage
What a couple of weeks we've had to enjoy sailing at its finest. The sailing at Tokyo 2020 has been at different times exciting, unpredictable and tense with some awe-inspiring performances by the stand-out sailors at the event.

The new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA - The first to be designed for fully-crewed racing
The arrival of any new IMOCA is a moment the class looks forward to as the design game takes its next step in the era of foiling monohulls, but the new 11th Hour Racing IMOCA is of particular interest.

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