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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
An interview with Bill Canfield on the 2019 STIR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Bill Canfield about the 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta I checked in with Bill Canfield, regatta director of the St. Thomas International Regatta (March 22-24), via email, to learn more about this classic warm-water, bright-sun regatta.
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
A spring-cleaning that all sailors can be proud of
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsletter Irrespective of one's politics, it's beyond high time that humanity curbs its appetite for single-use plastics.
Posted on 12 Mar
Chris Woolsey on the 2019 Miami to Havana Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Chris Woolsey about the 2019 Miami to Havana Race I checked in with Chris Woolsey, the race administrator and regatta chair for the 2019 Miami to Havana Race (March 13), via email, to learn more about this intriguing offshore race.
Posted on 11 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
The Atomik Lithium Moth
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Phil Oligario & David Mossman Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, speaks with Phil Oligario of Atomic UK and David Mossman of Marlow Ropes about the new design and the challenges of building and rigging the boat.
Posted on 6 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
Julie San Martin on the 26th annual StCIR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Julie San Martin about the 26th annual St. Croix International Regatta I checked in with Meg McCarthy Deegan, the St. Croix Yacht Club's waterfront coordinator, via email, ahead of the 26th annual St. Croix International Regatta (March 9-10, 2019) to learn more about this great warm-water regatta.
Posted on 5 Mar
Ill-conceived ideas by spurious productions
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We had NSW Labor release a preposterous policy just before the impending election During the week, we had NSW Labor release a preposterous policy in a rush just before that State's impending election. Now if one could get away with saying brain-fart, then I would have simply written that.
Posted on 3 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
Gabriele Pedone on the 2019 Miami Sailing Week
by David Schmidt
An interview with Gabriele Pedone about the 2019 Miami Sailing Week I checked in with Gabriele Pedone, event director for the 2019 Miami Sailing Week (March 4-10), via email, to learn more about this high-octane One Design regatta.
Posted on 1 Mar
US Sailing awards and the Caribbean 600
by David Schmidt
Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt Outside of achieving America's Cup, Olympics, or World Championship glory, winning a US Sailing Rolex Yachtsman or Yachtswoman of the Year award is amongst the highest honors that an American sailor can earn.
Posted on 26 Feb
Michele Korteweg on the 2019 St. Maarten Regatta
by David Schmidt
An interview with Michele Korteweg about the 39th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta I checked in with Michele Korteweg, general manager of the St. Maarten Yacht Club, via email, ahead of the 39th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (February 28-March 3, 2019) to learn more about this classic Caribbean regatta.
Posted on 25 Feb
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
Malcolm Page on the 2019 World Cup Series Miami
by David Schmidt
Debriefing the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami with Malcolm Page I debriefed the 2019 Hempel World Cup Series Miami (January 27-February 3) with Malcolm Page, US Sailing's chief of Olympic sailing, via email, to learn more about the team's performance curve ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Posted on 13 Feb
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