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RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Sail-World Canada Editorial

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Looking forward to the Golden Globe Race 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt muses on racing that demands old-fashioned seamanship skills It's no secret that Sail-World loves adventure racing. We also love regular racing, of course, but there's something cool about events that shift the emphasis away from equipment and technology and instead place it on old-fashioned seamanship skills.
Posted on 16 Aug
Ron Holm on the 2022 Hobie 17 and 18 NAs
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair I checked in with Ron Holm, event chair of the 2022 Hobie 17 and Hobie 18 North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this high-level regatta.
Posted on 15 Aug
Unprecedented vision. Unparalleled objectives.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
After a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident. Having been afforded a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident.
Posted on 14 Aug
Road trip!
by Mark Jardine
The Atlantic coast is home to some of the most famous sailing areas in the world After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday.
Posted on 9 Aug
Todd Cox on the 2022 Dragon's Breath Regatta
by David Schmidt
An interview with Todd Cox on the 2022 Dragon's Breath Regatta I checked in with Todd Cox, race chair of the 2022 Dragon's Breath Regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting handicap regatta.
Posted on 5 Aug
Scott Walsh on the Double Damned 2022
by David Schmidt
Scott Walsh on the Double Damned 2022 I checked in with Scott Walsh, race director of the Double Damned 2022 regatta, via email, to learn more about this classic big-breeze One Design regatta.
Posted on 3 Aug
Brian Lockwood on the Montana Cup Regatta
by David Schmidt
Not the first place that most people think of when the conversation turns to sailing I checked in with Brian Lockwood, vice commodore of racing at the North Flathead Yacht Club, which is hosting the 45th Annual Montana Cup Regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting Rocky Mountain regatta.
Posted on 2 Aug
Watching sailing's magic unfurl offshore
by David Schmidt
One of the greatest pleasures is to experience nature in all her moods and forms One of the greatest pleasures of offshore sailing is the chance to experience nature in all of her moods and forms. One particular evening stands out.
Posted on 2 Aug
Captain Donald Lawson on his Dark Seas Project
by David Schmidt
We love fast boats and cool people at Sail-World We love fast boats and cool people at Sail-World, and while the French horde many of the coolest multis, a few make it to the USA. Such was the case when Donald Lawson acquired Defiant, his ORMA 60, a pedigreed trimaran that's ready to rewrite records.
Posted on 1 Aug
Beginning a Winning
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Could also have been winning from the beginning. So what does it all mean? Could also have been winning from the beginning. Either way I was able to seriously consider all that it takes to get into yachting, and the very essence of the difference between being a participant, and taking home the silverware.
Posted on 31 Jul
Debi Schoenherr on the 2022 Ugotta Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair ahead of the 61st running of the event I checked in with Debi Schoenherr, regatta chair of the 61st Annual Ugotta Regatta and One Design Series, via email, to learn more about this classic Lake Michigan keelboat regatta.
Posted on 27 Jul
Holly Paterson on the 2022 Camden Classic Cup
by David Schmidt
Holly Paterson on the 2022 Camden Classic Cup I checked in with Holly Paterson, event director of the 2022 Camden Classic Cup, via email, to learn more about this exciting classic- and modern-yacht regatta.
Posted on 26 Jul
Through the eye of a needle
by Mark Jardine
Adventure sailing at its best Saturday was a day which will live in the memories of many of the youth sailors at my home club of Keyhaven for a long time, for all the right reasons.
Posted on 25 Jul
Peter Gibbons-Neff on his Classe Mini campaign
by David Schmidt
An interview with Peter Gibbons-Neff on his Classe Mini campaign I checked in with Peter Gibbons-Neff, the lone American sailor on the Class Mini circuit, via email, to learn more about what it's like to be an American taking on this competitive singlehanded offshore racing circuit.
Posted on 21 Jul
Bob Scribner on the BHYC Regatta and Shipyard Cup
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-event chair about this exciting Downeast regatta I checked in with Bob Scribner, co-event chair of the 2022 Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge, via email, to learn more about this exciting Downeast regatta.
Posted on 20 Jul
Taking MLB's All-Star Game seriously
by David Schmidt
Some thoughts on summer sailing in our North America newsletter As a kid, Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game became a sort of halfway point of my summer... as in, I could take things easy until the All-Star Game, but afterwards, I'd better make each day of junior sailing count.
Posted on 19 Jul
Nice way to celebrate
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
When is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115 J/99s When is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115. No matter. Any of it is cause enough for celebration. This all started when I was under hull #100 of the super-popular J/99 as she was being commissioned at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane.
Posted on 18 Jul
Glenn Reitinger on the 2022 ILCA U.S. Nationals
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-chair of the event I checked in with Glenn Reitinger, co-chair of the 2022 ILCA U.S. National Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 12 Jul
How deep is your love?
by Mark Jardine
Vital to making sailing a life-long pastime Some will know this as a Bee Gees or Take That song, and those of a younger generation will know it as a Calvin Harris track; either way, it is vital to making sailing a life-long pastime.
Posted on 11 Jul
Interview with Gilles Chiorri
by Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes talks to the Pro Sailing Tour race director Rupert Holmes talked to Pro Sailing Tour race director Gilles Chiorri as the fleet set out from Cowes on the final 950 mile race of this year's championship.
Posted on 8 Jul
Beth Fleisher on the world's longest Sunfish race
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair ahead of the 51st running of the event I checked in with Beth Fleisher, event chair of the 51st annual running of the World's Longest Sunfish Race, via email, to learn more about this adventure-minded One Design event.
Posted on 6 Jul
Hodgson on the Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Champs
by David Schmidt
Helen Hodgson on the 2022 Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championships I checked in with Helen Hodgson, regatta director of the 2022 Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting championship-level regatta.
Posted on 5 Jul
Celebrating North American distance racing
by David Schmidt
The days are long and so are the racecourses The days are long and so are the racecourses. The dust may have barely settled on the Newport Bermuda Race and the Race to Alaska, however the American and Canadian distance-racing circuits have already geared up for some great events in July.
Posted on 5 Jul
Just a second
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Hull 1 of the Farr X2 has lost its keel offshore - the remains have washed up Hull #1 of the Farr X2 has lost its keel offshore, and the remains have washed up on a beach on the South Coast of NSW. Mercifully, the two sailors on board are alive, and subsequently had a wee sojourn in hospital to ensure all is well.
Posted on 3 Jul
14s Forever
by Dougal Henshall
Nothing lasts forever.... unless you're an International 14 The International 14 would bring the giants of 'between the wars' dinghy design, Morgan-Giles, Thornycroft and Fox, to the fore whilst at the same time laying the foundations of sailing competition on the international stage.
Posted on 1 Jul
Understanding safety onboard
by Ocean Safety
With Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett YachtsandYachting.com's Mark Jardine talks to Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett to get a better understanding of the safety features needed onboard yachts.
Posted on 29 Jun
The utterly brilliant Foiling SuMoth Challenge
by Mark Jardine
Promoting sustainable practices by challenging young naval architecture and engineering students The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is a competition inspired by the need of a more sustainable and efficient sailboat designs and manufacturing methods.
Posted on 28 Jun
A Fine Line
by Dougal Henshall
Dinghy historian Dougal Henshall looks at race officers and start lines As the world around us reblooms after the constraints of lockdown, there is plenty of food for thought surrounding the debate as to something of a reset for dinghy racing. Older sailors talk in nostalgic terms of the delights of the 'golden era'.
Posted on 22 Jun
R2AK, Newport Bermuda Race, Mac Solo Challenges
by David Schmidt
R2AK update, Newport Bermuda Race, Mac Solo Challenges The past week has been a big one for North American sailing, with the start of the Race to Alaska, the Newport Bermuda Race, and the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society's Mac Solo Challenges.
Posted on 20 Jun
Not just another...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
…case of miscellaneous ramblings. You might say that, but you could well have missed the point. …case of miscellaneous ramblings. I mean, yes, you might say that, but you could well have missed the point right there.
Posted on 20 Jun
Vortex Pod Racer: fly me to the moon
by Guy Nowell
Or: how the Asia Editor went foiling! “I want to go foiling, so I'm designing a gentleman's foiler..." and he drew it on the back of a fag packet (actually, it was a napkin).
Posted on 17 Jun
France SailGP's sustainability and diversity work
by David Schmidt
Bruno Dubois on the France SailGP Team's sustainability and diversity efforts I checked in with Bruno Dubois, team manager of the France SailGP Team, via email, to learn more about their Season 3 sustainability and diversity efforts.
Posted on 15 Jun
Somers Kempe on the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Somers Kempe on the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race Sail-World checked in with Somers Kempe, chairman of the 2022 Newport Bermuda race, via email, to learn more about this classic bluewater contest.
Posted on 14 Jun
How high is too high?
by Mark Jardine
Is the price of a new Moth an existential threat to the class? Inflation, the cost of living, energy and travel costs are all weighing heavily on people's minds around the world. Sailing is in no way insulated from the problems in the world at the moment.
Posted on 14 Jun
Paul Dierze on the 2022 Sunfish North Americans
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the Sunfish Class Representative Sail-World checked in with Paul Dierze, Sunfish Class Representative, via email, to learn more about the 2022 Sunfish North American Championship.
Posted on 13 Jun
Peter Menzel on the 2021 Dragon World Championship
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta manager at Segelclub Kühlungsbrn I checked in with Peter Menzel, regatta manager of the Segelclub Kühlungsbrn, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Dragon World Championship regatta.
Posted on 8 Jun
The road to responsibility
by Henri-Lloyd / Mark Jardine
It's easier said than done Achieving the goal of becoming a responsible technical clothing brand is hard. If it was easy then every manufacturer would do it in an instant and shout from the tallest building that their clothing was 100% green, carbon neutral and recyclable.
Posted on 8 Jun
North American adventure and distance racing
by David Schmidt
The next two weeks offer a lot to love If you live in North America and are interested in adventure and offshore racing, the next two weeks offer a lot to love.
Posted on 7 Jun
Short and sweet.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
A bit of a departure from some, for sure, but never fear. Well this particular missive certainly will be. Yes. I know. A bit of a departure from some, for sure, but never fear. It does not mean anything, other than this is just shorter…
Posted on 5 Jun
John Clarkson on the Carter Lake Sailing Club Open
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair of the 2022 event Sail-World checked in with John Clarkson, regatta chair of the 2022 Carter Lake Sailing Club Open, via email, to learn more about this high-elevation regatta.
Posted on 1 Jun
Timeless designs
by Mark Jardine
It's hard to believe that two of the most popular dinghies were designed over 50 years ago It's hard to believe that two of the most popular dinghies were designed over 50 years ago. Between the Hobie 16 and the ILCA over 350,000 have been produced; what is even more remarkable is that they are still going strong.
Posted on 31 May
Team Rockit update on their first offshore race
by Dee Caffari & Shirley Robertson
Caffari and Robertson update on their first offshore race together, the 115nm De Guingand Bowl. Shirley Robertson and Dee Caffari talk about their Double handed plans for the season, notably competing in the 1800Nm Round Britain and Ireland race in August. They update on their first offshore race together, the 115nm De Guingand Bowl.
Posted on 29 May
Tonja Sanchez-Holmes on the J/24 U.S. Nationals
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-chair of the event Sail-World checked in with Tonja Sanchez-Holmes, co-chair of the 2022 J/24 U.S. National Championship and the J/24 governor's representative and class measurer, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design keelboat event.
Posted on 25 May
Memorial Day racing, Summit Stockholm, Vendée
by David Schmidt
This is a great time to be a sailor in North America This is a great time to be a sailor in North America. Days are still waxing light, Memorial Day races are in the front window, as are the Newport Bermuda Race and other classic distance races, and the regatta calendar is full of great events.
Posted on 24 May
Eric Bernstein on the 2022 CSA Cat Scramble Regatt
by David Schmidt
An interview with Eric Bernstein on the 2022 CSA Cat Scramble Regatta Sail-World checked in with Eric Bernstein, 2022 fleet captain of the Carlyle Sailing Association, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design multihull regatta.
Posted on 24 May
The changing face of sailing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I had been sitting there reflecting on Beken of Cowes type images of old J's and a cast of thousands I had been sitting there reflecting on Beken of Cowes type images of old J's with a cast of thousands on board. All that canvas is always easy to go with.
Posted on 22 May
Roland Fournier on the 2022 U.S. Finn Nationals Ch
by David Schmidt
An interview with Roland Fournier on the 2022 U.S. Finn National Championships Sail-World checked in with Roland Fournier, event chair of the 2022 U.S. Finn National Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design event.
Posted on 17 May
Brilliantly barmy
by Mark Jardine
Andrew Bedwell's Big C set for an incredible and daunting challenge Sailing is a broad church, and news that caught my eye last week wasn't about the fastest, or most popular type of yacht. Far from it. Andrew Bedwell has built a yacht for a world record attempt in the smallest sailing vessel to cross the Atlantic.
Posted on 16 May
Ryan Schenck on the 2022 RS Aero North Americans
by David Schmidt
Being hosted by the Davis Island Yacht Club, in Tampa, Florida Sail-World checked in with Ryan Schenck, co-chair of the 2022 RS Aero North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 16 May
Heather Ruhsam on The Sailing Museum's opening
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the executive director of the museum Sail-World checked in with Heather Ruhsam, executive director of The Sailing Museum, via email, to learn more about this exciting new institution.
Posted on 12 May
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