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Sail-World USA Editorial

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Full Stop = Full Bore
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
There is a new top dog in the World's Most Powerful Outboard title fight The King is dead. All hail the King. There is a new top dog in the World's Most Powerful Outboard title fight. The benchmark is now 633hp. Full stop. And probably with a few exclamation points after it, as well!!!
Posted today at 9:00 am
Art on the Water
by Mark Jardine
It is hard not to marvel at the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez photos With Act 1 of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022 now concluded, it was hard not to marvel at the photos coming through from the event. The exceptional photographer Ingrid Abery sent through her shots, which looked like classical paintings.
Posted on 4 Oct
Don Suter on the Whitebread Round the Whirl Regatt
by David Schmidt
An interview with Don Suter on the Whitebread Round the Whirl Regatta I checked in with Don Suter, regatta chair of the Peconic Bay Sailing Association's Whitebread Round the Whirl Regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting early autumn regatta.
Posted on 29 Sep
SailGP Update and look at Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the racing scene across North America The last two months have been full-on for the nine teams that are competing in SailGP's third season, with four events taking place over this time period. This translates to an event roughly every other weekend for this two-month period.
Posted on 27 Sep
Powered by Water
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
There is the crossover between racing and cruising - but with sail and power? Plenty of times before, both here and also on our sister website, SailWorldCruisng.com, I have talked about the crossover between racing and cruising.
Posted on 25 Sep
Gretchen Seymour on the 2022 Sunfish Women's NAs
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair I checked in with Gretchen Seymour, event chair of the 2022 Sunfish Women's North Americans, via email, to learn more about this exciting national-level One Design regatta.
Posted on 21 Sep
IMOCA extremes & Slava Ukraini!
by Mark Jardine
The cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts and hope amidst devastation The IMOCA class represents the cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts, and is the design used for the Vendée Globe, which has taken the mantle of the preeminent round the world yacht race, as well as The Ocean Race in a fully crewed format.
Posted on 20 Sep
Off Kilter - Part II
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Thank you very much to the readers of Part I - we now have more for you Thank you very much to all of you, the readers of Off Kilter – Part I. We have more to get through, and some additional treats as well, so now is very much time to go WOT.
Posted on 14 Sep
Derek Bottles on work to green-up the Tasar Worlds
by David Schmidt
An interview with Derek Bottles on efforts to green-up the Tasar Worlds 2022 I checked in with Derek Bottles, who is heading up the Tasar Worlds 2022's Clean Regatta Initiative, via email, to learn more about this world-championship level regatta's efforts to lower their environmental wake.
Posted on 14 Sep
SailGP, Golden Globe Race, Tasar Worlds news
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the American-flagged teams If you follow SailGP, you're aware that it's been a tough run for the American-flagged team during the first half of the Grand Prix sailing league's third season. That all changed last weekend on the waters off of Saint Tropez, France.
Posted on 13 Sep
Bronze Age
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
An all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… When a call came through about an all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… Seriously. They had me at Raja Muda.
Posted on 12 Sep
Finn de siècle
by Dougal Henshall
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class We look at the Finn, the boat that had already cemented its position as the Olympic singlehander in the 50s, although the DNA of the boat was rooted in events leading back even before the war years....
Posted on 8 Sep
Juana Rudzki on the annual Juana Good Time Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair ahead of the 32nd running of the event I checked in with Juana Rudzki, event chair of the 32nd annual Juana Good Time Regatta, via email, to learn more about this high-spirited multihull regatta.
Posted on 7 Sep
John Wolfe on the Ultimate 20
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the North American Championship regatta chair I checked in with John Wolfe, regatta chair of the 2022 Ultimate 20 North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting championship-level One Design regatta.
Posted on 6 Sep
Enabling volunteers for greater participation
by Mark Jardine
Competitive sailing simply wouldn't exist without volunteers One of the great things about managing a portfolio of marine media websites is that I get to see news from right across the sector, not just sailing, and also what is happening around the world.
Posted on 5 Sep
Scott Shawyer on his offshore racing ambitions
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt catches up with the Canada Ocean Racing skipper on his plans I checked in with Scott Shawyer about his plans to build take on the 2028 Vendee Globe and to build Canada Ocean Racing, via email, to learn more about this exciting multi-year, high-profile campaign.
Posted on 1 Sep
Off Kilter - Part I
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Just one little thing swung the whole deal Just one little thing swung the whole deal. "It leans inward during a turn" was a not a headline on the Press Release, just a little stanza, part of a more complete sentence, about the second or third paragraph in.
Posted on 30 Aug
Labor Day Weekend racing and the Globe40
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt looks at the excellent racing options across North America As Labor Day Weekend approaches, many sailors have plans to get out on the water with friends, family, and their favorite competition. We at Sail-World cannot think of a better way to celebrate the long weekend.
Posted on 30 Aug
Instantaneous Reflections
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The gold foil wrap was easy; the opaque, light teal water in Lake Neufchatel worked too. The gold foil wrap was easy. The opaque, light teal fresh water in Lake Neuchatel was a tremendous addition, as well. So many thanks to SSL Gold Cup Team Brazil's Media Manager, Flávio Perez, for sharing his images with us.
Posted on 28 Aug
Lisa Renehan on the Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta co-chair to find out more about this exciting regatta I checked in with Lisa Renehan, regatta co-chair of the 2022 Tasar World Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 23 Aug
The August wind curse
by Mark Jardine
As sailors we're all used to losing the odd day at a sailing event The first couple of weeks of August were certainly hot in Europe, causing all sorts of problems throughout the continent with water restrictions put in place and forest fires, but it also caused havoc with some major sailing events.
Posted on 22 Aug
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
One percenters
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Exactly how big can the difference be with the fast displacement hull form? Throughout the course of the journey, we have been privileged to have great intel from Naval Architect, Pat Bray. Resident of British Columbia, Bray has brought to the table brilliant insight into passage making for large vessels.
Posted on 27 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
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
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
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
What do you get...
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
...when you cross The Jacksons, Milli Vanilli, and Engelbert Humperdinck? An unreal Centre Console! What do you get when you cross The Jacksons, Milli Vanilli, and Engelbert Humperdinck all together? Honestly, I have no idea, and it could get amazingly weird, but I do know we have the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s all covered in that lot.
Posted on 23 Jun
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