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Welcoming the Race to Alaska's class of 2019
by David Schmidt
No engines permitted Your friends at the Race to Alaska (R2AK) worked hard yet again to instill a bit of excitement into a day that many of us rue by accepting the final entries for the 2019 R2AK at the stroke of midnight on April 15.
Posted on 16 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Cup timelines
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split In a piece of lousy timing, the Laser class is split after the predominant builder in the class LaserPerformance had their building licence cancelled, just after World Sailing had conducting an Evaluation Trial for the Laser's two Olympic Events.
Posted on 16 Apr
Carlo Falcone on the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
by David Schmidt
An interview with Carlo Falcone about the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta I checked in with Carlo Falcone, race chairman of the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (April 17-23), via email, to learn more about this Bucket List-worthy regatta.
Posted on 15 Apr
The need for innovation
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and just half a dozen for Saturday means something... You know when a club can get like 70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and then just half a dozen for Saturday windward/leewards that something is going on. It is not that sailing isn't something people want to do.
Posted on 14 Apr
Chris Barnard on the 2019 Trofeo Princesa Sofia
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Chris Barnard about winning Laser gold at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar I checked in with Barnard, via email, to learn more about his impressive win in the Men's Laser class at the 2019 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar.
Posted on 11 Apr
Lasers, the Trofeo Sofia and the Congressional Cup
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter While the Laser is a beloved dinghy in some 120 countries girdling this lonely planet, the news coming out of the International Laser Class Association hasn't been especially rosy.
Posted on 9 Apr
Randy Draftz on the Sperry Charleston Race Week
by David Schmidt
An interview with Randy Draftz about the 2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week I checked in with Randy Draftz, event and race director of the 2019 Sperry Charleston Race Week (April 11-14), via email, to learn more about this now-classic early-spring regatta.
Posted on 8 Apr
Feather duster
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
As in knock me down… Like this wasn't going to happen As in knock me down... Like this wasn't going to happen. No semaphore was required here. Intrigue in the AC is nothing new. It is a shame, for sure, but we commented at the time of the late arrivals that the cash pool simply was not big enough.
Posted on 7 Apr
Gladwell's Line: Laser ruckus..Fake news hurts Cup
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Am Cup has a big following in the sailing and sometimes mainstream media That has its downsides The Am Cup has a big following in the sailing and sometimes mainstream media. That has its downsides as we saw on Tuesday, with 3News breaking a story claiming that the three late Challengers would not be on the start line of the 2021 America's Cup
Posted on 5 Apr
Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaning
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can be kinder to the environment Cleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.
Posted on 5 Apr
Lasers, L30s, the Olympics and their paths forward
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter The summer before sixth grade, I ran headlong into my first serious case of puppy love. It was not, however, my memorably attractive sailing instructor that caught my eye, but rather a [I]Laser[/I].
Posted on 2 Apr
Tommy Gonzalez on the Eagle Class 53 foiling cat
by David Schmidt
An interview with Tommy Gonzalez about the Eagle Class 53 foiling catamaran I checked in with Tommy Gonzalez, the owner and president of Fast Forward Composites and the creator of the new Eagle Class 53, via email, to learn more about this wingsail-powered, foiling catamaran.
Posted on 1 Apr
M32s coming to Sperry Charleston Race Week
by Charleston Race Week
High-performance catamarans will be racing around Charleston Harbor Spectacular high-performance catamarans will be racing around Charleston Harbor next month – blasting past Patriot's Point Marina at speeds approaching 30 knots.
Posted on 1 Apr
Oh Yeah. Giddy Up!!!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
At first, I really did think this was an April 1st kind of thing At first, I really did think this was an April First kind of thing. Now even though it actually is April Fools' Day, this boat, and the story around it have been vetted. So whilst they are just renders, for now, the project is very much alive and kicking
Posted on 31 Mar
Two additional skippers complete the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race podium complete at last While it's tempting to get sucked into the latest round-the-buoys results from destinations exotic or far removed, it's also important to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the Golden Globe Race 2018 skippers.
Posted on 26 Mar
Famous martini
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Shaken, not stirred - we're talking about the Sayonara Cup Ah huh. So that would make it shaken, not stirred. Right. Now what we are referring to is the recent running and winning of the Sayonara Cup, which we featured last week in Left Languishing.
Posted on 24 Mar
Gladwell's Line: Dinghy trials...Am Cup..18fters
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A scan of the Sailing scene from the past week or so - America's Cup, 18fters and Singlehanders A look at the Evaluation Trials for the Single Handed Mens and Womens Single Handed Dinghy to be used at the 2024 Olympics. What was really behind the Applications to the America's Cup Arb Panel? And a look at the Kiwi win in the JJ's in Sydney
Posted on 22 Mar
Time starts drawing thin for Cup teams
by David Schmidt
While 2021 might still seem like a long way off... While the sailing world has been distracted by Caribbean regattas and the unsavory revelation that Stanford University's former sailing coach has pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges, the 36th America's Cup is quietly hoving into view.
Posted on 19 Mar
An interview with Bill Canfield on the 2019 STIR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Bill Canfield about the 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta I checked in with Bill Canfield, regatta director of the St. Thomas International Regatta (March 22-24), via email, to learn more about this classic warm-water, bright-sun regatta.
Posted on 19 Mar
Left Languishing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Trophies, are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly Trophies are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly when they get left alone for ages. Case in point, the Sayonara Cup. It has had several periods in its life when it has been left to its own devices.
Posted on 17 Mar
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