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The Great Escape
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Well, a collection of New South Wales clubs has very much kept the spirit of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell alive.
Posted on 31 May
Victor Diaz de Leon on the Happy Hour podcast
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Stretch & Stirfry talk sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing It's sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing as we join J70 guru Victor Diaz de Leon aboard in Miami. Stretch gets tongue tied with the Venezuelan 'love pipe', and the internet lets us down...
Posted on 31 May
Yes I, am the Great Contender
by David Henshall
David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field One boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look.
Posted on 28 May
Savouring being back out on the water
by Mark Jardine
But missing the karate sailing It seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing!
Posted on 25 May
In conversation with Grapefruit's Andy Yeomans
by Mark Jardine
From large-scale events to social distance signage for your club or business The Covid-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of all large events, wiping out the core of Grapefruit's business, but Andy soon had the team at work producing the social distancing signage and equipment.
Posted on 20 May
X2. Times three...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr. Since its inception we have been excited about the project, if for no other reason than it stood up to be counted as a true racing boat.
Posted on 17 May
Terry Hutchinson guests on the Happy Hour podcast
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic In this episode we hear from Terry Hutchinson, Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic. We hear about hours of grinding, preparing for New Zealand amidst COVID-19, and Terry even tells the boys "to grow a pair"...
Posted on 16 May
The Red Mist falls in THE splASHES
by Mark Jardine
Brits and Aussies clash in virtual Portsmouth & Sydney Harbour There's nothing quite like the rivalry between the British and Australians in sport, exemplified in cricket, rugby and sailing; so with eSailing taking such a hold in the past couple of months during lockdown, it was time for the inaugural splASHES.
Posted on 14 May
The great grass-roots revival?
by Mark Jardine
We are all united by our passion for being on the water We've all been missing our sailing during lockdown, but the months we've been off the water have given us time to reflect on what it is about sailing that we really miss most.
Posted on 10 May
America's Cup and life according to Vasco Vascotto
by Stretch & Stir Fry
A fascinating insight on Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry On this week's Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry, we chat to America's Cup sailor and 25 time yachting World Champion, the Luna Rossa tactician - Vasco Vascotto.
Posted on 9 May
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Emily Nagel
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Volvo Ocean Race sailor challenges our duo to get the 'moth froth' and start foiling! Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry - today the boys catch up with Volvo Ocean Race sailor Emily Nagel, who challenges them to get the 'moth froth' and start foiling.
Posted on 7 May
Sharing your capsize photos - part 5
by Francis, Jenkins, Stockton, Willars & Henshall
More well-timed shots from our readers' archives Episode five of our capsize celebration begins with Kevin Francis giving us the story behind the amusing photo above.
Posted on 6 May
Doing the Right Thing
by Mark Jardine
Henri-Lloyd's commitment to sustainability and the environment When Henri-Lloyd relaunched in 2018, the focus was the quality of the Fremantle range; the ultimate sailing apparel using the finest materials available. Behind the scenes there has been a steely focus on 'doing the right thing' for the environment.
Posted on 6 May
Sharing your capsize photos - part 4
by Steavenson, Mander, Pritchett, Wilkinson & Gruitt
Another fantastic vintage shot preserved for our entertainment We start our fourth capsize celebration article with this wonderful vintage shot sent in by Howard Steavenson of a beach recovery at Tynemouth, UK, in 1963. What a way to come ashore!
Posted on 4 May
Howzat! (He implored)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Apologies to anyone unaware of the shenanigans surrounding a small red ball Immediate apologies to anyone around the globe who has not been indoctrinated by memories of their childhood years with the shenanigans surrounding a very hard, and reasonably small, red ball.
Posted on 3 May
Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Freddie Carr
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Listen to the chat with INEOS Team UK sailing star and all-round good bloke! On this week's Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry we catch up with INEOS Team UK sailing star and all-round good bloke, Freddie Carr.
Posted on 3 May
Sharing your capsize photos - part 3
by Trenorden, Loy, Mackley, Cooke & Cockerill
Important lessons can be learned from these moments Our capsize celebration continues, and now it's educational! Let's see what we can learn today. We start with an important lesson from Haydn Trenorden, which explains the photo above.
Posted on 29 Apr
In conversation with B&G's Alan Davis
by Mark Jardine
25 years of continuous development in marine instrumentation We spoke to Alan Davis, the Executive Vice President at B&G, a company he has continuously worked at for 25 years. Instruments have moved from CRT displays, to the latest daylight visible devices with sensor accuracy improving with every generation.
Posted on 28 Apr
What next?
by Mark Jardine
Restrictions on recreational boating loosen in Australia The pandemic news has flowed in waves around the world. Talk of first infection rates, then lockdowns, strategies, vaccines and very sadly the deaths. This seems to be the week of 'What next?'.
Posted on 27 Apr
Sharing your capsize photos - part 2
by Alan Jenkins, Nicola Willars, Will Loy & Scott McD
It seems the Wilson Trophy has generated many classic moments This was the Wilson Trophy 2013, on the Saturday, before everyone changed down to smaller sails. I captured several images of this manoeuvre, but the best one shows the wonderfully horizontal and straight body position of the helmsman!
Posted on 27 Apr