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World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwards
by Mark Jardine
The big question is will they take it? A big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?
Posted on 14 May
Guardians of the Galaxy
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Collection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Collection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.
Posted on 12 May
Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
SCIBS looms, predominantly a powerboat event, with a few sails too SCIBS looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few sticks around. One that will undoubtedly standout against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R.
Posted on 5 May
RS Aero wins Equipment trials
by Mark Jardine
For the 2024 Olympic Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy The RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.
Posted on 3 May
Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbags
by Gael Pawson
More space in your sailing kit bag, and less environmental impact When it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.
Posted on 29 Apr
Lower than Badminton
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high And yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high. I did used to like to play the game, for it was a bit like golf. Whack it, and it really did not matter to the object of your energy, could more than likely make it worse actually.
Posted on 28 Apr
Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing Importance
by Mark Jardine
With Ocean Safety's Service Manager David Godfrey We spoke to David Godfrey, the Service Manager at Ocean Safety about the importance of life raft and life jacket servicing. These are items which every yacht owner has on board, but are often not maintained appropriately.
Posted on 24 Apr
The need for innovation
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and just half a dozen for Saturday means something... You know when a club can get like 70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and then just half a dozen for Saturday windward/leewards that something is going on. It is not that sailing isn't something people want to do.
Posted on 14 Apr
It's all about having fun!
by RYA
Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active.
Posted on 11 Apr
Feather duster
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
As in knock me down… Like this wasn't going to happen As in knock me down... Like this wasn't going to happen. No semaphore was required here. Intrigue in the AC is nothing new. It is a shame, for sure, but we commented at the time of the late arrivals that the cash pool simply was not big enough.
Posted on 7 Apr
Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaning
by Gael Pawson
Gael Pawson's thoughts on how sailors can be kinder to the environment Cleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.
Posted on 5 Apr
Oh Yeah. Giddy Up!!!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
At first, I really did think this was an April 1st kind of thing At first, I really did think this was an April First kind of thing. Now even though it actually is April Fools' Day, this boat, and the story around it have been vetted. So whilst they are just renders, for now, the project is very much alive and kicking
Posted on 31 Mar
Luke Patience & Chris Grube at the RYA Dinghy Show
by Mark Jardine
Talking about their Tokyo 2020 470 campaign Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the British Sailing Team's Luke Patience and Chris Grube about their Tokyo 2020 470 campaign and the importance of their Harken hardware on the boat.
Posted on 28 Mar
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