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Mark Pincus on the 2019 J/24 World Championship
by David Schmidt
An interview with Mark Pincus about the 2019 J/24 World Championship I checked in with Mark Pincus, regatta chair of the 2019 J/24 World Championship, via email, to learn more about this high-level One Design regatta.
Posted on 15 Oct
Mini Transat, Dragons and J/80 North Americans
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the sailing world is aglow with images of the four newly launched AC75 class yachts, the 1,350 nautical mile Mini-Transat La Boulangère race is also unfurling.
Posted on 15 Oct
The one before the big one
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia At the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.
Posted on 13 Oct
One Design or Two?
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at control (and abuse) of hull shapes over the years Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?
Posted on 9 Oct
Mini-Transat begins, Championship of Champions
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt The 1,350 nautical mile Mini-Transat La Boulangère race departed the city of La Rochelle, France, on Saturday, October 5, following a considerable delay due to weather.
Posted on 8 Oct
Duane Guidry on the 2019 Harvest Moon Regatta
by David Schmidt
An interview with Duane Guidry about the 2019 Harvest Moon Regatta I checked in with Duane Guidry, regatta chair of the 2019 Harvest Moon Regatta, via email, to learn more about this now-classic Southern Coast fall challenge.
Posted on 8 Oct
Going really quickly in big boats
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And then there were four - and they are pretty different too And then there were four. And they are pretty different too. They are a little like two pairs, if cards are your thing, but by the time the second hulls appear, you wonder
Posted on 6 Oct
Mark Towill on The Ocean Race 2021/2022
by David Schmidt
An interview with Mark Towill about 11th Hour Racing's campaign for The Ocean Race 2021/2022 I checked in with Mark Towill, of 11th Hour Racing, via email, for his thoughts on the 2021/2022 edition of The Ocean Race.
Posted on 2 Oct
AC-75s poised to rewrite America's Cup history
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt If you're anything like me, you've now 'wisely invested' significant parcels of time (obsessively) watching videos of the brand-new AC-75 class yachts, which will be used to contest the 36th America's Cup (March 6-21, 2021), out flying above the water.
Posted on 1 Oct
Revealing interview with Stick Daring 'Round UK'
by Steve Cockerill
Steve Cockerill talks to Neil Peters after his challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK I know Stick Daring (AKA Neil Peters) as a really good Laser sailor; we have raced against each other on the Laser Masters' circuit. Occasionally, Neil would mention his longing to sail around the UK.
Posted on 30 Sep
Coconut Oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
All the oils (yes, if you're Australian you'll shave your head and dance) So coconut oil seemed entirely fitting for this final in our SailGP series, seeing as it has loads of good cholesterol, and now that the heat is off after the final has been run, it can return once more to a solid state.
Posted on 29 Sep
Robert Dunkley on the 2019 Opti North Americans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Robert Dunkley about the 2019 Optimist North American Championship I checked in with Robert Dunkley, Director Bahamas National Sailing School, about the 2019 Optimist North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting youth-level championship regatta.
Posted on 25 Sep
More tough news for U.S. Olympic sailing interests
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World North American newsletter from David Schmidt Let's face it: The situation for U.S. Olympic sailing has been bleak for a long time, and based on last week's news, odds are now good that the news cycle will continue to be bumpy through the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Posted on 24 Sep
Getting serious
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
As American Magic get their initial AC75 up and foiling first over the Defenders... As American Magic get their initial AC75 up and foiling first over the Defenders, a vessel known as K8 sat in the pond at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Posted on 22 Sep
Caroline Sundman on the 2019 J/70 North Americans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Caroline Sundman about the 2019 J/70 North American Championship I checked in with Caroline Sundman, regatta co-chair of the 2019 J/70 North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting championship-level regatta.
Posted on 18 Sep
Reimagining the Race to Alaska
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA Dockside wisdom holds that the key to winning the Race to Alaska involves being the first boat to clear Seymour Narrows, ideally as the tide slams shut the door on fellow competitors. But what if Seymour Narrows wasn't a required waypoint?
Posted on 17 Sep
Do jump on board
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event for 2024 Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here.
Posted on 15 Sep
Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala Dinner
by Yachting Journalists' Association
YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 announced The YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on the 13th September, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show.
Posted on 14 Sep
Make 2019 count! Beach clean
by Gael Pawson
Big or small, here's how to make it fun It might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.
Posted on 13 Sep
Dawn Shumway and Jenn Olney on the Sonar Worlds
by David Schmidt
An interview with Dawn Shumway and Jenn Olney about the 2019 Sonar World Championship I checked in with Dawn Shumway and Jennifer Olney, regatta co-chairs of the 2019 Sonar World Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting regatta.
Posted on 12 Sep
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