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Hooray for the hundredth!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here is our card to the J/99, which will soon enough have 100 vessels sailing all around the world. Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.
Posted on 26 Sep
Mixing it up
by Mark Jardine
A few sailing events which are a bit 'out of the norm' As we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.
Posted on 21 Sep
Happy, happy. Joy, joy!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Without doubt, the best perk of this job is the reach and connection There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.
Posted on 13 Sep
Inspirational
by Mark Jardine
It's such an important word in any sport It's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.
Posted on 7 Sep
Did someone say, Goldilocks?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass had set up the informal conversation with Gianguido Girotti... Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.
Posted on 29 Aug
Great sport requires great rivalries
by Mark Jardine
Thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete Interest in a sport, outside of the fanatics and those who regularly take part in that discipline, requires great rivalries, and thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete in some of the most exciting racing ever.
Posted on 22 Aug
The Pastiche
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Given the assortment on offer, I was originally going with Potpourri Given the assortment on offer, I was originally going with potpourri. However, I've done that, along with goulash, mélange, juxtaposition, and quite a few others.
Posted on 15 Aug
Is it a Beiker? Is it a Rocket?
by Mark Jardine
No, it's an upside-down Bladerider! We've written about, and seen the photos of Brad Gibson's Bladerider over the years, and it's been amazing to see the transformation of the boat, keeping it bang up-to-date and incorporating many innovative ideas.
Posted on 15 Aug
Henri-Lloyd #BlueAugust
by Mark Jardine
Turning the Tide on Ocean Plastics Together Our environment and the climate are featuring heavily in the news, and it's clear that the time for action is now with sustainability needing to be part of every step that we take in our lives.
Posted on 11 Aug
From Tokyo 2020 to the Rolex Fastnet Race
by Mark Jardine
Sailing's superstars shine on the big stage What a couple of weeks we've had to enjoy sailing at its finest. The sailing at Tokyo 2020 has been at different times exciting, unpredictable and tense with some awe-inspiring performances by the stand-out sailors at the event.
Posted on 9 Aug
The big question
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And that would be, 'Who will win?' Now just for the moment we are not talking Olympics... And that would be, 'Who will win?' Now just for the moment we are not talking Olympics, but rather World Sailing's 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. So it could be you, your club, class, federation, company or your regatta that gets the nod.
Posted on 1 Aug
Predictably unpredictable
by Mark Jardine
Wacky races in Enoshima, America's Cup shock, grass roots fun Tropical storm Nepartak was supposed to arrive on Tuesday in Japan, but when our man in Enoshima, Richard Gladwell, opened his curtains at the Hotel Wing International the breeze was relatively light, accompanied by a shower of rain.
Posted on 27 Jul
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