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A natural fit
by Mark Jardine
Henri-Lloyd's support of the Dragon Gold Cup The Dragon Gold Cup is an event steeped in history, presented by members of the Clyde Yacht's Conference in 1937 and won by Sweden's Rolf Billner that same year. It is one of the most prestigious trophies in yachting.
Posted on 21 Jul
The big end of town
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
That would be 60 to 100 in the old language, so that means feet... That would be 60 to 100 in the old language. So that means feet, and whilst some will be 20-30 tons, quite a few will be double that or more. How come?
Posted on 18 Jul
A strange Games at a strange time
by Mark Jardine
In just 12 days' time the sailing competition will be under way at Tokyo 2020 In just twelve days' time the sailing competition will be under way at Tokyo 2020. While it's a year late, it feels like the build-up has crept under the radar.
Posted on 13 Jul
Fashionably black
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And you're going, 'No it's not! It's cyan.' Ah yes young Padawan, but eventually she will be black And you're going, ‘No it's not! It's cyan.' Ah yes young Padawan, but eventually she will be kitted out entirely in black, which is certainly fitting. After all, she does hail from Melbourne, where power dressing is an art.
Posted on 4 Jul
What's their secret?
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the classes which are seeing a boom in attendance The sailing landscape is changing just as fast as life in general. While some classes have struggled with this, others have embraced it and are seeing huge growth as a result.
Posted on 28 Jun
Can I get sauce with that please?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Probably going to need lashings of tomato sauce to help that sandwich go down Probably going to need lashings of tomato sauce, or a massive pile of mint jelly to help that sandwich go down. Which sandwich, precisely? Well that would be the IOC not seeing the brilliance of the Mixed Offshore event for Paris 2024, and beyond.
Posted on 20 Jun
Representation and aspiration
by Mark Jardine
Why the sailors themselves matter far more than what they sail A lot has been made of the International Olympic Committee and World Sailing's decisions for the tenth sailing medal at the Paris 2024 Games.
Posted on 14 Jun
History repeating
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here's something very new, as such… Here's something very new, as such... However, in the 60s, another bunch of avant-garde enthusiasts pretty much did the same.
Posted on 6 Jun
Your club needs you!
by Mark Jardine
The myriad of sailing and yacht clubs around the world are the life-blood of our sport The incredible surge of growth in grass-roots sailing, and boating in general, relies on the life-blood of our sport, the myriad of sailing and yacht clubs around the world.
Posted on 31 May
Cruising altitude…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We looked a lot at the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 during the course of 2020 We looked a lot at the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 during the course of 2020. Back in July with the world's airline fleet effectively grounded, we used the aviation parlance to reflect on how well the Sun Fast 3300 was doing...
Posted on 23 May
When Flares Were in Fashion
by Dougal Henshall
The Magnum Moths were style icons that changed the shape of sailing The Magnum design of International Moth began a dynasty of increasingly skinny boats that would start out by rewriting the rule book for dinghy design whilst stretching the UK's PY system to the maximum.
Posted on 18 May
Youth show the way
by Mark Jardine
World Sailing's crucial mid-year meeting vote for kiteboarding alternative World Sailing held their crucial mid-year meeting last week to decide the alternative for the Mixed Offshore Keelboat event at the Paris Olympics
Posted on 17 May
Hello, my old friend…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So I put the word out... it got heard… and how! So I put the word out back in 52 pick up. At any rate, it got heard… And how!
Posted on 9 May
In conversation with Jelte Liebrand
by Mark Jardine
The tech-savvy navigation entrepreneur savvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand...
Posted on 6 May
Alternate reality
by Mark Jardine
Is the Paris 2024 10th medal hammering a square peg in a round hole? This time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial.
Posted on 3 May
SailGP season opener serves and frustrates
by Mark Jardine
Incredible logistics and technology needs a little honing I take my hat off to the logistics team that the event happened at all. With a lockdown in Bermuda and the general difficulties in travel, getting eight international teams and the paraphernalia to a small island in the North Atlantic was no mean feat.
Posted on 26 Apr
Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit
by Mark Jardine
The grass roots and professional sides of sailing are connected Without doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club.
Posted on 19 Apr
World Sailing's double problem
by Mark Jardine
IOC concerns on Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024 Following on from the International Olympic Committee's six-week notice to World Sailing about their concerns over the Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024, the sport's governing body held a Townhall Meeting of their Board and Council.
Posted on 16 Apr
Can You Feel It?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Well? Can you? The Jacksons certainly did back in 1980 with this single from their Triumph album. Well? Can you? The Jacksons certainly did back in 1980 with this single from their Triumph album. Some of the names that went into included the exceptionally talented, and most sought after Greg Phillinganes on ivories, and then one Venetta Fields.
Posted on 11 Apr
The John Westell Centenary pt.5
by Dougal Henshall
FiveOs, fast multi-hulls and faster cars! This fifth and final programme in the series celebrating the centenary of John Westell kicks off with the 5o5, but now with John not so much as the designer but as the first volume builder of GRP FiveOs in the UK.
Posted on 9 Apr