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YachtsandYachting.com Editorial

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Streaming to Hobart with LawConnect
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Christian Beck's supermaxi has already claimed first place in 2022 Hobart race... Christian Beck's supermaxi, LawConnect, has already claimed first place in the 2022 Sydney to Hobart race. And for that matter, every race hereafter. No. No. No. We're not talking Line Honours, which is the prime directive of the campaign.
Posted on 4 Dec
The Man in the Tower
by Mark Jardine
We speak to SailGP's Chief Umpire Back in August it was a frustrated Sir Ben Ainslie who suggested that the onlooking Duchess of Cambridge should "send him to the Tower", referring to the Chief Umpire following a rule call at the Great Britain Sail Grand Prix.
Posted on 28 Nov
Video Interview with Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson
by Mark Jardine
Taking a closer look at Seldén's electronically driven sail handling products at METSTRADE Swedish mast and deck hardware manufacturer, Seldén Mast has expanded its range of electronically driven sail handling products with the launch of the CXe45 two-speed electric Code 0 furler. We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson to find out more.
Posted on 28 Nov
Interview with Sailmon's Kalle Coster
by Mark Jardine
We find out more about the Sailmon Sailing App at METSTRADE 2022 Sailmon don't just make instruments, and the Sailmon Sailing App is becoming a powerful tool for analysis, event organisation, photos and video from your sailing, as well as sharing and connecting with the wider sailing community.
Posted on 25 Nov
Interview with Ocean Safety's Alistair Hackett
by Mark Jardine
Discussing marine safety and innovative lifesaving equipment at METS 2022 Ocean Safety's Managing Director Alistair Hackett, discusses marine safety and innovative lifesaving equipment at METS 2022 with Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine.
Posted on 23 Nov
Interview with Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson
by Mark Jardine
We take a closer look during METSTRADE 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com talks to Jake Keilman and Todd Wilson of Vakaros at METSTRADE 2022 about the small, but incredibly powerful, Atlas 2 sailing instrument.
Posted on 21 Nov
Location. Location. Location.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible The Land Rats have it as a footnote on every page of their bible. In bold, too. And they probably chant it every morning at their group love-ins before hitting the phones.
Posted on 20 Nov
Interview with Cyclops Marine CTO Ed Colby
by Mark Jardine
We find out the latest from the high technology company at METSTRADE We spoke to Ed Colby of Cyclops Marine during METSTRADE 2022 about the latest innovations that they have made, including the world's first Wireless Load Pin for Sailing Yachts, which was nominated for a DAME Design Award.
Posted on 17 Nov
The Boy in the Bubble
by Mark Jardine
If you haven't listened to Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, then you've missed out If you haven't listened to Paul Simon's 1986 album Graceland, then you've missed out, and I highly recommend you do.
Posted on 14 Nov
Tom Gillard's (almost) perfect 2022
by Mark Jardine
25 events, 23 wins, one World title, four National titles, and one that got away! It's hard to win a major championship, fine tuning your boat, your sailing skills, knowing the venue, and putting in that vital time on the water, but sometimes you get a sailor who puts together a season which on paper looks nearly impossible.
Posted on 9 Nov
No Bull (Actually, it's more like, Yes Bull!)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Ben Durham is funny, and wonderful to talk with... Also, he's incredibly sharp and knowledgeable. Ben Durham is known to a lot of souls as Bull. He's funny, and wonderful to talk with, yet the overarching thing you feel when spending time with him is sharp.
Posted on 7 Nov
Autism on the Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the charity's founder Murray MacDonald We spoke to Murray MacDonald, who runs the charity Autism on the Water, which is committed to raising awareness of the autistic spectrum through the sport of sailing and helping autistic people to access sailing.
Posted on 3 Nov
The Rhum Line
by Mark Jardine
The French word for rum, the traditional sailors' drink Rhum. The French word for rum, the traditional sailors' drink, and the name of the route for the second most famous solo offshore race held every four years in-between each edition of the Vendée Globe.
Posted on 31 Oct
Gabo. An island, or an acronym?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
The Foredeck Union T-shirt certainly had 'Got A Bit On' emblazoned on the back of it! So somewhere around the Iron Age, the Foredeck Union T-shirt certainly had 'Got A Bit On' emblazoned on the back of it... Can't be sure, for it was a long time ago, but I think the front said ‘Talk to me', or something along those lines.
Posted on 24 Oct
Sailing as a foreign language
by Mark Jardine
We need to be mindful of everything we say when talking to those new to the sport We need to be mindful of everything we say when talking to those who are only out on the water for the first time, because many of the terms we use - and find commonplace - are like a foreign language to those unfamiliar with them.
Posted on 17 Oct
James Ward interview
by Mark Jardine
Insights on the Marine Resources Salary Survey 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, YachtsandYachting.com and powerboat.world, talks to the CEO and Founder of Marine Resources about the 2022 Salary Survey at the Southampton International Boat Show.
Posted on 11 Oct
Just has to be that time
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Every year, and sometime about now, the articles begin about Hobart Every year, and sometime about now, the articles begin about Hobart. For many people, the conversation actually begins much earlier. After all, you do not just show up on day, walk the quay, ask for a ride, and more than likely get on...
Posted on 10 Oct
Art on the Water
by Mark Jardine
It is hard not to marvel at the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez photos With Act 1 of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022 now concluded, it was hard not to marvel at the photos coming through from the event. The exceptional photographer Ingrid Abery sent through her shots, which looked like classical paintings.
Posted on 4 Oct
Powered by Water
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
There is the crossover between racing and cruising - but with sail and power? Plenty of times before, both here and also on our sister website, SailWorldCruisng.com, I have talked about the crossover between racing and cruising.
Posted on 25 Sep
IMOCA extremes & Slava Ukraini!
by Mark Jardine
The cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts and hope amidst devastation The IMOCA class represents the cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts, and is the design used for the Vendée Globe, which has taken the mantle of the preeminent round the world yacht race, as well as The Ocean Race in a fully crewed format.
Posted on 20 Sep
Wildwind has it all... and turns it up to 11!
by Mark Jardine
My sailing holiday at the legendary venue of Vassiliki It was back in 2006 that I last visited Wildwind, and in that article for Yachts & Yachting magazine I wrote that 'Wildwind has it all!'. It turns out that I didn't know the half of it, as it has so much more.
Posted on 14 Sep
Bronze Age
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
An all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… When a call came through about an all-conquering Adams 10 heading off to do some of the Asian circuit, well… Seriously. They had me at Raja Muda.
Posted on 12 Sep
Finn de siècle
by Dougal Henshall
Dougal Henshall digs through early historic photos and stories on the Finn class We look at the Finn, the boat that had already cemented its position as the Olympic singlehander in the 50s, although the DNA of the boat was rooted in events leading back even before the war years....
Posted on 8 Sep
Enabling volunteers for greater participation
by Mark Jardine
Competitive sailing simply wouldn't exist without volunteers One of the great things about managing a portfolio of marine media websites is that I get to see news from right across the sector, not just sailing, and also what is happening around the world.
Posted on 5 Sep
Instantaneous Reflections
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The gold foil wrap was easy; the opaque, light teal water in Lake Neufchatel worked too. The gold foil wrap was easy. The opaque, light teal fresh water in Lake Neuchatel was a tremendous addition, as well. So many thanks to SSL Gold Cup Team Brazil's Media Manager, Flávio Perez, for sharing his images with us.
Posted on 28 Aug
The August wind curse
by Mark Jardine
As sailors we're all used to losing the odd day at a sailing event The first couple of weeks of August were certainly hot in Europe, causing all sorts of problems throughout the continent with water restrictions put in place and forest fires, but it also caused havoc with some major sailing events.
Posted on 22 Aug
Unprecedented vision. Unparalleled objectives.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
After a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident. Having been afforded a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident.
Posted on 14 Aug
Road trip!
by Mark Jardine
The Atlantic coast is home to some of the most famous sailing areas in the world After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday.
Posted on 9 Aug
Something So Right
by Dougal Henshall
What's the secret of Salcombe? asks dinghy historian Dougal Henshall As early as the mid-1970s, worried articles were appearing in Yachts & Yachting magazine that highlighted the concerns that - after 20 years of unbroken growth - participation numbers hadn't just plateaued, but were already starting a downward trend.
Posted on 3 Aug
Beginning a Winning
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Could also have been winning from the beginning. So what does it all mean? Could also have been winning from the beginning. Either way I was able to seriously consider all that it takes to get into yachting, and the very essence of the difference between being a participant, and taking home the silverware.
Posted on 31 Jul
Through the eye of a needle
by Mark Jardine
Adventure sailing at its best Saturday was a day which will live in the memories of many of the youth sailors at my home club of Keyhaven for a long time, for all the right reasons.
Posted on 25 Jul
Looking for your next marine industry role?
by Mark Jardine
The experts at Marine Resources give their advice The marine industry is brimming with opportunity at the moment, which means there has never been a better time to join or move on to new and exciting roles.
Posted on 20 Jul
Nice way to celebrate
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
When is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115 J/99s When is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115. No matter. Any of it is cause enough for celebration. This all started when I was under hull #100 of the super-popular J/99 as she was being commissioned at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane.
Posted on 18 Jul
Hyde Sails win XOD class at Cowes Classics Week
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Ben McGrane about the latest sail developments I chatted with Ben McGrane of Hyde Sails, who has just won the XOD class at Cowes Classics Week 2022. It was an all-star fleet with lots of previous Captain's Cup winners.
Posted on 15 Jul
How deep is your love?
by Mark Jardine
Vital to making sailing a life-long pastime Some will know this as a Bee Gees or Take That song, and those of a younger generation will know it as a Calvin Harris track; either way, it is vital to making sailing a life-long pastime.
Posted on 11 Jul
Interview with Gilles Chiorri
by Rupert Holmes
Rupert Holmes talks to the Pro Sailing Tour race director Rupert Holmes talked to Pro Sailing Tour race director Gilles Chiorri as the fleet set out from Cowes on the final 950 mile race of this year's championship.
Posted on 8 Jul
Just a second
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Hull 1 of the Farr X2 has lost its keel offshore - the remains have washed up Hull #1 of the Farr X2 has lost its keel offshore, and the remains have washed up on a beach on the South Coast of NSW. Mercifully, the two sailors on board are alive, and subsequently had a wee sojourn in hospital to ensure all is well.
Posted on 3 Jul
14s Forever
by Dougal Henshall
Nothing lasts forever.... unless you're an International 14 The International 14 would bring the giants of 'between the wars' dinghy design, Morgan-Giles, Thornycroft and Fox, to the fore whilst at the same time laying the foundations of sailing competition on the international stage.
Posted on 1 Jul
Understanding safety onboard
by Ocean Safety
With Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett YachtsandYachting.com's Mark Jardine talks to Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett to get a better understanding of the safety features needed onboard yachts.
Posted on 29 Jun
The utterly brilliant Foiling SuMoth Challenge
by Mark Jardine
Promoting sustainable practices by challenging young naval architecture and engineering students The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is a competition inspired by the need of a more sustainable and efficient sailboat designs and manufacturing methods.
Posted on 28 Jun
A Fine Line
by Dougal Henshall
Dinghy historian Dougal Henshall looks at race officers and start lines As the world around us reblooms after the constraints of lockdown, there is plenty of food for thought surrounding the debate as to something of a reset for dinghy racing. Older sailors talk in nostalgic terms of the delights of the 'golden era'.
Posted on 22 Jun
Not just another...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
…case of miscellaneous ramblings. You might say that, but you could well have missed the point. …case of miscellaneous ramblings. I mean, yes, you might say that, but you could well have missed the point right there.
Posted on 20 Jun
How high is too high?
by Mark Jardine
Is the price of a new Moth an existential threat to the class? Inflation, the cost of living, energy and travel costs are all weighing heavily on people's minds around the world. Sailing is in no way insulated from the problems in the world at the moment.
Posted on 14 Jun
The road to responsibility
by Henri-Lloyd / Mark Jardine
It's easier said than done Achieving the goal of becoming a responsible technical clothing brand is hard. If it was easy then every manufacturer would do it in an instant and shout from the tallest building that their clothing was 100% green, carbon neutral and recyclable.
Posted on 8 Jun
Short and sweet.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
A bit of a departure from some, for sure, but never fear. Well this particular missive certainly will be. Yes. I know. A bit of a departure from some, for sure, but never fear. It does not mean anything, other than this is just shorter…
Posted on 5 Jun
Timeless designs
by Mark Jardine
It's hard to believe that two of the most popular dinghies were designed over 50 years ago It's hard to believe that two of the most popular dinghies were designed over 50 years ago. Between the Hobie 16 and the ILCA over 350,000 have been produced; what is even more remarkable is that they are still going strong.
Posted on 31 May
Team Rockit update on their first offshore race
by Dee Caffari & Shirley Robertson
Caffari and Robertson update on their first offshore race together, the 115nm De Guingand Bowl. Shirley Robertson and Dee Caffari talk about their Double handed plans for the season, notably competing in the 1800Nm Round Britain and Ireland race in August. They update on their first offshore race together, the 115nm De Guingand Bowl.
Posted on 29 May
The changing face of sailing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I had been sitting there reflecting on Beken of Cowes type images of old J's and a cast of thousands I had been sitting there reflecting on Beken of Cowes type images of old J's with a cast of thousands on board. All that canvas is always easy to go with.
Posted on 22 May
The Squib class
by Magnus Smith
You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave? With the Squib East Cost Championships coming up next weekend, Magnus Smith of YachtsandYachting.com spoke to Dan Wastnage, Squib class captain at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, about why he has returned to this class after being away 35 years.
Posted on 22 May
Brilliantly barmy
by Mark Jardine
Andrew Bedwell's Big C set for an incredible and daunting challenge Sailing is a broad church, and news that caught my eye last week wasn't about the fastest, or most popular type of yacht. Far from it. Andrew Bedwell has built a yacht for a world record attempt in the smallest sailing vessel to cross the Atlantic.
Posted on 16 May