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Crew Talk with Olympic Gold Medallist Saskia Clark
by James Eaves
How to work as a team with your helm and keep the fun in sailing Mark Jardine talks with Olympic Gold Medallist in the 470 class Saskia Clark about crewing a dinghy, how to work as a team, reaching the very top of the sport and how to keep the fun in sailing.
Posted on 18 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
Evolution of the RNLI's message
by Mark Jardine
For preventing drowning at sea The RNLI has always been known for saving lives at sea, but the prevention message has taken a more and more prominent role in recent years.
Posted on 11 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
Topper class at the RYA Dinghy Show
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the ITCA's Roger Proctor Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the ITCA's Roger Proctor, son of the legendary designer Ian Proctor.
Posted on 5 Mar
Allen Endurance Series Blogger Award
by Mark Jardine
£1500 of Allen kit up for grabs! The Allen Endurance Series was a new concept for 2018, combining three classic events - the Solent Forts Race, the East Coast Piers Race and the Round Sheppey Race - to crown the champion of the UK long-distance dinghy racing scene.
Posted on 3 Mar
Hyde Sails at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Nigel Grogan and Richard Lovering We speak to Hyde Sails Managing Director Nigel Grogan and Sail Designer Richard Lovering about some of the classes they are concentrating on for the 2019 season and the refinements they are making to keep them at the top of the fleets.
Posted on 3 Mar
Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show
by Mark Jardine
A Class Cat combines cutting-edge design with humour to win The 2019 Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show has been awarded to Pete Jary's foiling A Class Catamaran. The boat combined stunning looks, super high-tech features, great graphics and no small measure of humour.
Posted on 2 Mar
Attention to detail: The Allspars Story
by Mark Jardine
We interview company founder Andy Postle We recently spoke to Andy Postle, the founder and co-owner of Allspars in Plymouth, about his own sailing, how he started out in the marine industry, starting Allspars and how the company has expanded since then.
Posted on 2 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
On the campaign trail
by Mark Jardine
We speak to GJW Direct sponsored sailor Jack Graham-Troll Jack Graham-Troll is a Laser 4.7 sailor who is working his way up the fleet at RYA Squad events at the same time as trying to balance his school work and other weekend activities.
Posted on 21 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
This one goes to eleven!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So that quickly and firmly establishes this as an homage to Spinal Tap... Right. So that quickly and firmly establishes this as an homage to Spinal Tap. However, in reality, what we are dealing with is the impending commencement of all things SailGP.
Posted on 10 Feb
The Future of Sailing webinars
by Mark Jardine, Liz Rushall & Alistair Dickson
View the full series so far Liz Rushall of Rushall Marketing, Mark Jardine, Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, and Alistair Dickson from the RYA Sport Participation Team have run a series of webinars over the last 12 months.
Posted on 9 Feb
The pleasure and the pain
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
If you have done enough racing, chances are you've had your share of issues If you have done enough racing, chances are you've had more than your share of going from boiled lollies to chocolates.
Posted on 3 Feb
Make 2019 count!
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how we as sailors can reduce plastic waste "It's just one cup..." but if every one of us reduces our plastic waste consumption by just one item every day it will make a huge impact. So how about we all take one step towards a more sustainable sailing life.
Posted on 31 Jan
The story of WetsuitOutlet.co.uk
by Mark Jardine
The global marine retailer working with manufacturing partners We recently caught up with Ian Homan of Wetsuitoutlet.co.uk and Tristan Hutt of Zhik, about how they work together, and the size and reach of the online retailer based in Shoeburyness, Essex.
Posted on 29 Jan