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49er Champions on a mission
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell 2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.
Posted on 11 Apr
Home Build International Moth Blog 5
by James Sainsbury
It's all about the aesthetics! Or is it the statement? There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.
Posted on 8 Apr
Squibbers set for stunning 50th
by Mark Jardine
Plus your chance to win a new Squib! I spoke to Paul Young, MD of Rondar Boats, who build Squibs, Marian Gibson, Hon. Secretary of the National Squib Class Association, and Tony Gibson, Class Captain of the Stone SC fleet, about the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.
Posted on 26 Mar
The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
by Jonas Høgh-Christensen
London 2012 Finn class silver medallist speaks out Tuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.
Posted on 22 Mar
Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet System
by Mark Jardine
Harken Tech Team's Matt Schmidt striving for perfection The Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.
Posted on 19 Mar
Repairs at events: David Johnson gives his advice
by Mark Jardine
We talk to West System International's resident expert at the RYA Dinghy Show We asked West System International's resident expert if there's one West System product he'd take to a sailing event, just in case he needed to make a repair... he chose three!
Posted on 14 Mar
Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton
by Mark Jardine
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Posted on 8 Mar
The Man Who Designed Racehorses
by David Henshall
The life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor We turn our attention to the life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor, as we celebrate his centenary in 2018. Jack Holt and Ian Proctor almost dominated small boat sailing, both in the UK and internationally, for nearly a quarter of a century.
Posted on 5 Mar
Graduate Eclipses the competition
by Mark Jardine
To win Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show John Clementson's Graduate dinghy, Eclipse has won the Concours d'Elegance Trophy at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.
Posted on 3 Mar
The family man with the family connection
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Paul Knox-Johnston, Business Development Manager at MS Amlin We speak to Paul Knox-Johnston, Business Development Manager at MS Amlin about sailing, cycling, business and ideas to increase participation in sailing.
Posted on 27 Feb
Squib class celebrate 50 years
by Mark Jardine
Starting with the RYA Dinghy Show this weekend The Squib is celebrating 50 years in 2018, and already the season is shaping up to be cracker. Advance planning by the class has resulted in a number of key steps being put in place to ensure high attendances and huge celebrations.
Posted on 26 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 4
by James Sainsbury
What a difference a week makes! Since the last post, much has changed. I have a water tight platform that really stands out from the crowd.
Posted on 22 Feb
Freezing fun proves a winner, on & off the water!
by Mark Jardine
In the Henri Lloyd Report of the Month It's cold outside, but many of you have kept sailing throughout the winter, and we're delighted to announce the December 2017 and January 2018 winners of the Land Rover BAR caps.
Posted on 20 Feb
James Hardiman Blog 2
by James Hardiman
Early season race-prep headaches If you're new to this blog or you need a quick recap; I'm documenting my path through a race season with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) with the intention of giving readers an insight into what it's like to compete in an offshore solo race series.
Posted on 19 Feb
Home Build International Moth Blog 3
by James Sainsbury
Valkyrie moves out of the living room Who's a lucky boat then? This weekend, we moved Valkyrie out of the living room and into an actual workshop. Huge thanks to the Turning the Tide project for loan of the unit. Chantelle is very happy to now have her living room back!
Posted on 13 Feb
A Demonstration of Design
by David Henshall
The life, times and boats of Ian Proctor As the UK started to emerge in the early 1950s from the years of wartime austerity, the dinghy and small boat sailing scene would undergo a huge explosion, both in terms of numbers and variety.
Posted on 8 Feb
A classic race with a modern twist
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Susie Goodall ahead of the Golden Globe Race Zhik-sponsored sailor Susie Goodall is one of 30 sailors set to take part in the Golden Globe Race 2018, which starts in Les Sables D'Olonne, France, on 1st July.
Posted on 30 Jan
Where should I put my telltales?
by Steve Cockerill, Rooster
Rooster's Steve Cockerill discusses the subject I often get asked the question, 'where should I put the telltales on my sail(s)?'
Posted on 25 Jan
Snakes!
by David Henshall
Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed" The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent.
Posted on 22 Jan
Two World Titles, One European, Two UK Nationals
by Mark Jardine
A great 12 months for Nick Craig Sometimes it all falls into place and sometimes it doesn't. 2017, and the beginning of 2018, have proved fruitful for Nick Craig.
Posted on 21 Jan