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Connected Photography: Interview with Ian Roman
by Mark Jardine
Staying at the cutting edge of technology Ian Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.
Posted on 19 Jul
Bob Martin on the 2018 Lightning North Americans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Bob Martin about the 2018 Lightning North American Championship regatta I interviewed Bob Martin, regatta chairman of the Lightning North American Championship regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design event.
Posted on 18 Jul
Offshore racing action unfurls across two oceans
by David Schmidt
Offshore racing action unfurls across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans This is an exciting time to follow offshore racing, as two important contests, the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta and the Pacific Cup, are currently unfurling.
Posted on 16 Jul
Schelleen Rathkopf on Whidbey Island Race Week
by David Schmidt
An interview with Schelleen Rathkopf about the 2018 Whidbey Island Race Week I interviewed Schelleen Rathkopf, event producer of the 2018 Whidbey Island Race Week, via email, to learn more about this fun-filled four-day regatta.
Posted on 16 Jul
An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing
by Mark Jardine
Model yachting supremo's Bladerider conversion On the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.
Posted on 14 Jul
Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friend
by Mark Jardine
One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.
Posted on 12 Jul
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
by David Henshall
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing As the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.
Posted on 12 Jul
Super teams will make Am Cup Defence a big ask
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
Richard Gladwell looks at the effect three Super Teams will have on NZ's America's Cup Defence A point missed by many critical of America's Cup-lite is that three well funded, well organised Challengers, or Super Teams are a much more formidable Defence proposition for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted on 12 Jul
Joe Doris on the 2018 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge
by David Schmidt
An interview with Joe Doris about the 2018 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge I interviewed Joe Doris, event chair of the 2018 Lake Ontario 300 Challenge Race, via email, to learn more about this freshwater distance race.
Posted on 10 Jul
Shattering the Clipper Race's glass ceiling
by David Schmidt
Glass ceilings start shattering at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race In late April, I had the good fortune of joining the Clipper Race for a media-day sail aboard Visit Seattle, during the event's Seattle stop over, where I met Nikki Henderson (UK), Visit Seattle's extremely capable 24-year-old skipper.
Posted on 9 Jul
Am Cup: Three Super Teams - and more?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
There have always been two ways of looking at entry numbers in the America's Cup. Entries closed last Saturday for the 36th America's Cup, with Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron announcing that just three teams had entered - the same three that had earlier and separately announced their Challenges.
Posted on 6 Jul
Kim Garrett on the 2018 Viper 640 North Americans
by David Schmidt
An interview with Kim Garrett about the 2018 Viper 640 North American Championships I interviewed Tim Irwin and Kim Garrett, co-chairs of the 2018 Viper North American Championships, via email, to learn more about this high-octane regatta.
Posted on 3 Jul
VOR: Should there have been a split route?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race ended in a way as no other Volvo OR or Whitbread WTWR has done before Why finish the VOR in an area that was badly affected by Exclusion Zones and Traffic Separation Schemes? A look at Olympic Qualification - the first Qualifier starts this month. And where is the missing Am Cup video?
Posted on 3 Jul
Embracing the Golden Globe Race 2018
by David Schmidt
Romance of adventure can tug powerfully hard at the heart strings The Golden Globe Race 2018 started Sunday, July 1 in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France and will take 18 participants around the world and then back to Les Sables-d'Olonne, is a bold "new" take on around-the-world sailing.
Posted on 2 Jul
David Sutcliffe on the 2018 Vic-Maui Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with David Sutcliffe about the 2018 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race I interviewed David Sutcliffe, Vic-Maui Event Chair, via email, to learn more about the 2018 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race.
Posted on 28 Jun
Eating my hat has never tasted finer
by David Schmidt
After the 2018 Race to Alaska Two weeks ago I made a predication in this newsletter that, while fully supported by historic precedent, proved to be dead wrong.
Posted on 25 Jun
Home Build International Moth Blog 6
by James Sainsbury
The invisible mainsheet system It has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.
Posted on 24 Jun
Ike Babbitt on the Rhodes 19 East Coast Champships
by David Schmidt
Ike Babbitt about the 2018 Rhodes 19 East Coast Championship Regatta I interviewed Ike Babbitt, regatta chair of the Rhodes 19 East Coast Championship Regatta, via email, to learn more about this event.
Posted on 20 Jun
The Triple Crown - what does it mean?
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz
The Volvo Ocean Race has become a whipping boy for those who claim it has lost its raison d'etre The 45,000nm round the world race has become a whipping boy for those who claim that it has lost its raison d'etre.
Posted on 19 Jun
Seldén sponsored sailors leave Falmouth
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
For the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race Last week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
Posted on 19 Jun
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