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Tokyo 2020 U.S. selections, Tea Route, Cup news
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the Tokyo 2020 Olympics don't start until July, the sailing world got clarity as to which sailors will be representing the USA at this summer's Games as racing concluded at four critical world-championship regattas.
Posted on 18 Feb
Olympic moments abound
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The Summer of Sailing around Port Phillip has been quite the big deal The Summer of Sailing around Melbourne's Port Phillip has been quite the big deal. How cool would it be to have Australia represented in the 470M, Laser, 470W, Finn, 49er, FX, Nacra, and also Laser Radial
Posted on 16 Feb
Rolex awards, anticipating four Aussie worlds
by David Schmidt
Honoring sailing's greats and looking forward to Down Under worlds US Sailing's annual Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year Awards are two of the biggest honors that are awarded to U.S.-flagged sailor. Mike Martin and Adam Lowry, as well as Daniela Moroz, received these honors for 2019.
Posted on 11 Feb
Welcome sign, not toll booth, nor boom gate
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The question of participation is the proverbial whipping boy of yachting Quite possibly, and even more so than keels of Unobtanium and constantly dynamic sail membranes filled with Helium, the question of participation in our sport is the proverbial whipping boy of yachting.
Posted on 9 Feb
Gladwell's Line: SailGP rings changes for Season 2
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
SailGP was very much at the forefront of the sailing stage this week SailGP was very much at the forefront of the sailing stage, this week - and not for what happened on the water. Great Britain SailGP announced a crew line up stacked with members of the INEOS Team UK America's Cup team and a minority investor signed on.
Posted on 9 Feb
Tea Route update, Cup news, 2020 Laser Worlds
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World newsletter from David Schmidt in the USA While most North American sailors are still contending with cold, Super Bowl aftermath, and the Iowa caucuses, life is simpler for the five sailors aboard the maxi trimaran IDEC Sport, who are attempting to best the Tea Route record.
Posted on 4 Feb
Making the 470 even more valid
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You know, sailing is more than ever a wider, and divergent set of groupings You know, sailing is more than ever a wider, and divergent set of groupings. It is not simply Off The Beach or Keelboat, inshore or off, low ride v high ride, planing over grading the ocean, symmetrical or A-Bag.
Posted on 2 Feb
Debriefing the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt After years of tough headlines for U.S. Olympic class sailors, last week's 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami proved extraordinary, with three Gold Medal finishes, a critical country qualification earned, and other top-ten performances to be celebrated.
Posted on 28 Jan
Happy Australia Day
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Yes, it is good to use the word happy in the same sentence as Australia... Yes, it is good to use the word happy in the same sentence as Australia, given the Summer that has occurred thus far. It is by no means over yet, and the tragic loss of the Hercules crew from the USA highlights the global nature of the calamity
Posted on 26 Jan
Previewing the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While cold rain and snow might be the reality across most of North America, conditions are far more conducive to high-level sailing on the waters off of Miami, Florida, where the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami is unfurling.
Posted on 21 Jan
Pulse58 from RS Electric Boats
by Mark Jardine
See our video tour of the RIB at boot Dusseldorf Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com gives an overview of the Pulse58 - the first 100% electric RIB from RS Electric Boats, the sister company of RS Sailing.
Posted on 21 Jan
Just how hard can it be?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class... You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class mind you. Try a very impressive three styles of boat. You even have the ultimate colour of Olympic bling in the trophy cabinet.
Posted on 19 Jan
Erika Reineke on the 2020 World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
An interview with Erika Reineke ahead of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami I checked in with Erika Reineke, who is one of the USA's top-ranked Laser Radial sailors, via email, to find out about her preparations ahead of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami.
Posted on 16 Jan
Playing for keeps on Puget Sound
by David Schmidt
Man Overboard in the Duwamish Head Race off Seattle I knew I was in for an adventure when I woke up at 0430 hours on Saturday for the annual Duwamish Head Race, only to discover that NOAA had issued a small-craft advisory for the section of Puget Sound where our race would be unfurling.
Posted on 14 Jan
That man Lilley
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Latest Sail-World Australia newsletter from John Curnow When he won the medal race at the recent Finn Gold Cup, it was not some random event. Jake Lilley has been at it for a while. It's called work ethic...
Posted on 12 Jan
Looking ahead to two great retro sailing races
by David Schmidt
Golden Globe Race 2022 and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race 2020 may have only barely begun, but already entire groups of adventure-minded sailors are looking forward to 2022 and 2023, which is when the Golden Globe Race 2022 and the 2023 Ocean Globe Race are slated to begin.
Posted on 7 Jan
Highs and Lows
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
They go together in a symbiotic circle to form our weather patterns They go together in a symbiotic circle to form our weather patterns. In life, they also seem to always be in close proximity to one another, as well. Normally, this is a truly a wonderful time of year in Australia.
Posted on 5 Jan
Embracing 2020
by David Schmidt
Pondering ways to make it a happier and more peaceful year Sail-World wishes all readers a happy, healthy and successful New Year, and we look forward to seeing you out on the racecourse…hopefully a lot more frequently than we did in 2019.
Posted on 31 Dec 2019
Let's start with a round of applause
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
During the busy Sydney-Hobart period, readership of Sail-World.com was up 20%... Thank you. During the busy Sydney-Hobart period, readership of Sail-World.com was up 20% over the same period from last year, and that's all because of you. So thank you.
Posted on 29 Dec 2019
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Cup news
by David Schmidt
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Cup news Santa may be busy filling his sleigh, but most sailors are likely far more interested with the sleds that are being readied for nautical combat in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Posted on 24 Dec 2019
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