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Playing the long game
by Mark Jardine
As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match As a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match. I'd have loved to see Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott square up against Pete Burling, Blair Tuke and the rest of Emirates Team New Zealand, but it wasn't to be.
Posted on 23 Feb
Modes and Moods
by Mark Jardine
Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker There are many sailing phrases: high and fast, low and slow, tweak it up a bit, glamourous, in the groove, climbing off them, falling into the dirt. Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker.
Posted on 21 Feb
You must win the start!
by Mark Jardine
It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it. Win the start and you've a good chance of winning the race.
Posted on 20 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.3
by Dougal Henshall
A crown made for sailing: The action out afloat and ashore hots up In this the third video charting the life and the boats of John Westell, the action out afloat and ashore hots up. However, at the same time, the timescales are getting compressed, with this video covering the period of just a year.
Posted on 18 Feb
America's Cup: From the armchair...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes... Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes...
Posted on 14 Feb
Sailing dynamite
by Mark Jardine
A day for the match racing purists Many of the America's Cup traditionalists have derided the foiling revolution, vocally saying the speed of the yacht isn't important, it's all about close, tight racing. Right now, that viewpoint seems redundant.
Posted on 14 Feb
Body Battery
by Mark Jardine
I've been a bit of a luddite when it comes to fitness tracking I've been a bit of a luddite when it comes to fitness tracking and smart watches, for many years just 'going with the flow' on my morning runs, going out sailing and, more often than not, recharging my batteries with a beer.
Posted on 8 Feb
REPAIR-REWEAR: Henri-Lloyd Repair Service
by Mark Jardine
Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
Time to catch breath
by Mark Jardine
The start of 2021 has been an incredible one for sailing As if it weren't an already extraordinary time, the start of 2021 has been an incredible one for sailing. The Vendée Globe finish has been simply sensational and the PRADA Cup racing bkept us all on the edge of our seats.
Posted on 1 Feb
The John Westell Centenary pt.2: An eye for design
by Dougal Henshall
How his love of speed in dinghies would become increasingly strong factors behind his thinking In Part 2 of this series of videos telling the story of the life and boats of John Westell, we will see how his eye for a shapely design and his love of speed in a sailing dinghy would become increasingly strong factors behind his thinking.
Posted on 1 Feb
Nice touch: PATRIOT flies again
by Mark Jardine
A 'Band-Aid' thank you from NYYC American Magic The NYYC American Magic base has been a hive of activity since their yacht capsized and near sank. Today, with an immense amount of work, and the support of the team in the Emirates Team New Zealand's build facility, PATRIOT was back out on the water.
Posted on 27 Jan
8 Bells: Bob Fisher - Mr America's Cup
by Barry Pickthall
The larger-than-life yachtsman, journalist and author passes away at 85 Bob Fisher, the larger-than-life yachtsman, journalist and author crossed the bar peacefully on January 25 surrounded by family. He was 85.
Posted on 26 Jan
30 knots in a 40-footer
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We know a 60-footer can do it; now we learn the MW40OF is also up for it We know a 60-footer can do it. Now we learn that the MW40OF is also up for the task.
Posted on 24 Jan
The best race of the PRADA Cup so far!
by Mark Jardine
Nail-biting and agonising racing sets sailing fans hearts racing For those who got up early in the UK to watch the match-up between INEOS TEAM UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, it was nail-biting and agonising, with the anticipation only built by the repeated delays.
Posted on 23 Jan
Camaraderie
by Mark Jardine
A core principle of most sailors' lives As sailors we're incredibly lucky to have two events happening on the world stage which are able to take place in the Covid world.
Posted on 19 Jan
The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsize
by Mark Jardine
The external damage is obvious, but what else is broken? The PRADA Cup so far has been enthralling and day 3 saw the drama ratchet up to 11 when a vicious squall hit Patriot as she went for a tack then bear away at the final mark, had an issue with the port runner, went for a leap, then crashed down hard.
Posted on 17 Jan
Bob Fisher - The second Wise and Witty Man
by Dougal Henshall
A key influencer in the world of sailing Key influencers in the world of UK dinghy sailing, like London buses, can often come in twos, with the best example of this being how the development of the sport here was driven by the shared presence of not just Jack Holt, but Ian Proctor.
Posted on 14 Jan
Speed = Smile on the Dial
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Four articles and two events in play at the present, continue to captivate us all around the globe Flying Nikka, the MW40OF Offshore 40 footer, I feel the need…, and David Henshall's The Greed for Speed are unequivocally all about this very subject. Of course, there are also two events in play at the present, the Vendée Globe and America's Cup...
Posted on 10 Jan
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
by Dougal Henshall
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago 40 years ago in early January, the sport of sailing lost one of its keenest and most observant commentators, when the UK magazine 'Yachts & Yachting' columnist Jack Knights died suddenly at just 51 years of age.
Posted on 7 Jan
Simon 'Fumesy' Russell passes away
by Mark Jardine
One of sailing's great characters has been taken from us by Covid One of sailing's great characters has been taken from us by Covid. Simon Russell, known by all as Fumesy, suddenly passed away on Tuesday.
Posted on 6 Jan