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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
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
The sailor Made for Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Alan Roberts Alan Roberts is a wide-ranging watersports enthusiast, offshore sailor, dinghy sailor, SUP-er and kayaker - someone who uses a diverse range of kit while out on the water.
Posted on 13 Mar
Nothing wrong with your eyesight
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Look closely, and you'll notice it is two Black Jacks, not one superimposed over the other. Look closely, and you'll notice it is two Black Jacks, not one superimposed over the other. The upper one with the rig still in is the world famous, and ever-conquering Reichel/Pugh 100 supermaxi with the heavy bulb, and the other is the modified VO70.
Posted on 10 Mar
And now for something completely different
by David Henshall
The smallest boat but the biggest story! Over the last year or so, there have been a couple of key themes that have kept reoccurring in the articles that I have written for your reading. One is on the fascinating topic of innovation and how it has driven – and been driven by dinghy development.
Posted on 7 Mar
Cold water, hypothermia and sailboat racing
by David Schmidt
Hearing words that I've feared for all of my 42 years I was trying to properly image the confusing situation when someone from our cockpit yelled words that I've feared for all of my 42 years. "Man Overboard!"
Posted on 5 Mar
Make 2019 count! Buy less; buy smarter
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can reduce plastic waste The first step in minimising our impact on the planet is to reduce our consumption. Even if what we buy is fully recyclable, energy needs to be used to reuse it, and so one of the biggest differences we can make is simply to buy less.
Posted on 2 Mar
GGR 2018, SailGP's debut and the Caribbean 600
by David Schmidt
We modern humans live soft lives compared to the Golden Globe Race skippers We modern humans live soft lives compared to the skippers participating in the Golden Globe Race 2018.
Posted on 19 Feb
Whaddya reckon?
by John Curnow, Editor Sail-World AUS
So what if you made the running surface hard? Really, really, really hard, actually So what if you made the running surface hard? Really, really, really hard, actually. But still made from water, however? Well that would make it ice then.
Posted on 17 Feb
Podcast: 50 knots across Sydney Harbour
by Andy Rice
Andy Rice & Mark Jardine discusss the launch of SailGP SailGP... it's been a long time coming but now the day is upon us and these boats have been looking sensational on Sydney Harbour.
Posted on 14 Feb
SailGP to take flight for the first time
by David Schmidt
This weekend on Sydney Harbor This weekend (February 15 and 16) will see the first regatta on the new SailGP circuit, which will be contested aboard F50 catamarans on the waters off of Sydney, Australia.
Posted on 12 Feb
This one goes to eleven!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So that quickly and firmly establishes this as an homage to Spinal Tap... Right. So that quickly and firmly establishes this as an homage to Spinal Tap. However, in reality, what we are dealing with is the impending commencement of all things SailGP.
Posted on 10 Feb
The Future of Sailing webinars
by Mark Jardine, Liz Rushall & Alistair Dickson
View the full series so far Liz Rushall of Rushall Marketing, Mark Jardine, Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, and Alistair Dickson from the RYA Sport Participation Team have run a series of webinars over the last 12 months.
Posted on 9 Feb
Gladwell's Line: Burling & Tuke back in business
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
A lot of the focus at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta was on the performance of Burling & Tuke A lot of the focus at the Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta was on the performance of Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. They returned to the 49er after a 30-month absence. Plus a look at the Am Cup latest.
Posted on 5 Feb
Make 2019 count!
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how we as sailors can reduce plastic waste "It's just one cup..." but if every one of us reduces our plastic waste consumption by just one item every day it will make a huge impact. So how about we all take one step towards a more sustainable sailing life.
Posted on 31 Jan
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wins the GGR 2018
by David Schmidt
212 days and 5 hours to go around the world the old-fashioned way France's Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wins the Golden Globe Race 2018, Spindrift 2 chases the Jules Verne Trophy, and the Hempel World Cup Series Miami has begun.
Posted on 29 Jan
Big names. Bigger guns!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Guns don't get any bigger than Spindrift 2! Guns don't get any bigger than Spindrift 2! She has replaced her own record for the dash to the equator by an hour and 48 minutes. In doing so, she set an as yet to be ratified time of four days, 19 hours and 57 minutes.
Posted on 27 Jan
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