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Calling all boat bimblers!
by The YachtsandYachting.com team
Show us what you've been up to this winter, or are doing now! If you have spent the winter engrossed in boat DIY, whether it was small modifications or massive rebuilds, YachtsandYachting.com would love to hear from you. We think it's time to share your story with the world.
Posted on 26 Mar
Hannah Mills podcast
by Sarah Heron
Sarah Heron talks to the Olympian about the Big Plastic Pledge A few weeks ago I spoke to Hannah Mills, Olympian and eco-crusader whose initiative Big Plastic Pledge aims to eradicate single use plastic in sport.
Posted on 24 Mar
Man the galley!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Normally, that phrase would read 'Man the Pumps!' Normally, that phrase would read ‘Man the Pumps!' Yet this week's headline flows on from your overwhelming support for last week's editorial That sinking feeling...
Posted on 22 Mar
Sailing adjusts to a Coronavirus world
by Andy Rice & Mark Jardine
Andy Rice & Mark Jardine discuss worldwide sailing events Andy Rice & Mark Jardine discuss a rapidly changing world held in the grip of coronavirus, and celebrate the fact that the 18ft skiffs still competed on Sydney Harbour for the JJ Giltinan Trophy.
Posted on 20 Mar
In conversation with Jon Partridge
by Mark Jardine
From Swallows & Amazons to RS Sailing's co-MD From Swallows & Amazons style sailing on the Norfolk Broads to become the co-Managing Director of RS Sailing, Jon Partridge has risen through the ranks and is deeply passionate about sailing, and in particular the RS Feva class.
Posted on 19 Mar
Core values
by Mark Jardine
Hans Eckerström's vision for Henri-Lloyd's future Henri-Lloyd was originally founded in 1963 in Manchester by Henri Strzelecki and Angus Lloyd and pioneered the use of new technologies. In June 2018 the brand was acquired by Swedish investment company Aligro Group, we spoke to Chairman Hans Eckerström...
Posted on 19 Mar
Don't let it get to you, go for a sail
by Mark Jardine
There is no doubt we're going through a very difficult time There is no doubt we're going through a very difficult time due to the COVID-19 disease. Our way of life is having to change and sports events around the world are being cancelled by the hour.
Posted on 16 Mar
That sinking feeling
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I wonder if Australia and the Pacific could be set to be the epicentre of sailing As the world slides further into the pandemic that is COVID-19, I could not help to wonder if Australia and the Pacific could be set to be the epicentre of world sailing for a little while.
Posted on 15 Mar
In conversation with Steve Cockerill
by Mark Jardine
An in-depth discussion with the top dinghy sailor and Rooster founder Mark Jardine chats with Steve about his own youth sailing, the changes which happened recently in the RYA Youth system and squads, coaching in the sport, becoming a sailor for life, his own dinghy sailing and a bit about Rooster, the company he founded!
Posted on 12 Mar
Nacra F18 Evolution - we speak to Kyle Stoneham
by Mark Jardine
We found out more about the new catamaran at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 Mark Jardine chats with Kyle Stoneham at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 about the new Nacra F18 Evolution catamaran.
Posted on 11 Mar
Sunsail new fleet of yachts launched
by Sarah Heron
Spacious Sunsail 41.0 Jeanneau sail from Port Solent A brisk breeze and the merest hint of sunshine greeted us as we made our way out of Port Solent's lock in Portsmouth ready for a morning's sailing around the Harbour. We were here to experience the newest model in Sunsail's fleet, the 41.0 from Jeanneau.
Posted on 11 Mar
Sailmon MAX: We speak to Kalle Coster
by Mark Jardine
The one-box solution to hitting the startline, nailing windshifts and analysing your race Sailmon MAX is a one-box solution to hitting the startline, nailing windshifts and then analysing your race. We spoke to Sailmon's Kalle Coster at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 to find out more...
Posted on 5 Mar
Barton Rising Star competition
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Suzanne Blaustone Mark Jardine chats with Suzanne Blaustone of Barton Marine about the Barton Rising Star competition at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020. This is Barton's way of supporting up and coming dinghy sailors.
Posted on 3 Mar
Video interview with Luke Patience & Chris Grube
by Mark Jardine
Ever wanted to know what Luke's favourite sandwich is? We speak to Luke Patience & Chris Grube on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show as they build up to Tokyo 2020.
Posted on 2 Mar
Yes Minister
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
SailGP's Season Two opener in Sydney went off with a bang as usual SailGP's Season Two opener in Sydney went off with a bang as usual, and you get the feeling that there were more people watching via various mediums, including plain old being there.
Posted on 1 Mar
Returning Tallulah win 2020 Concours d'Elegance
by Mark Jardine
Stunning Scorpion at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 The 2020 Concours d'Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show has been awarded to the Scorpion Tallulah, owned by Jerry Hannibus.
Posted on 29 Feb
Beat the Barton Block Clock
by Mark Jardine & Chris Jones
Christian Brewer demonstrates the challenge! The Barton Block Clock is there to be beaten at the RYA Dinghy Show this weekend. Barton Marine are giving away a £100 daily voucher to the fastest person to assemble one of their size three single blocks on stand B22.
Posted on 29 Feb
Time for Fresh Oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's a new year and a new season of SailGP, so it's definitely a great time for some fresh oil. It's a new year and a new season of SailGP, so it's definitely a great time for some fresh oil. As we know, this is really important for the best shallow or deep fry, and for Season Two the gas has been turned up somewhat with the seven F50s.
Posted on 23 Feb
Olympic moments abound
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The Summer of Sailing around Port Phillip has been quite the big deal The Summer of Sailing around Melbourne's Port Phillip has been quite the big deal. How cool would it be to have Australia represented in the 470M, Laser, 470W, Finn, 49er, FX, Nacra, and also Laser Radial
Posted on 16 Feb
Welcome sign, not toll booth, nor boom gate
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
The question of participation is the proverbial whipping boy of yachting Quite possibly, and even more so than keels of Unobtanium and constantly dynamic sail membranes filled with Helium, the question of participation in our sport is the proverbial whipping boy of yachting.
Posted on 9 Feb