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The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar
by Mark Jardine
Recently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race We spoke to Jeremy Troughton - universally known as 'JT' - General Manager of Marine Leisure and Events at GAC Pindar, who has recently come back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race.
Posted today at 12:00 pm
Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership Programme
by Sarah Heron
We catch up with Julian Adams to find out more about their unique scheme Sunsail are well-known for their award-winning yacht charter holidays, but fewer people realize they sell boats too! We caught up with Julian Adams from Sunsail's ownership programme and found out more about their unique take on yacht ownership.
Posted on 19 Nov
Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR
by David Schmidt
An interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability Program I checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.
Posted on 14 Nov
DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new products At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products.
Posted on 14 Nov
Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent
by Mark Jardine
Rooster Sailing win DAME award for the Rooster Exofleece We talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.
Posted on 13 Nov
A weekend of change and opportunity
by Mark Jardine
Finn out, mixed offshore sailing in for Paris 2024 This weekend saw the conclusion of the World Sailing meetings, with the AGM voting to add a 'Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore' event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted on 5 Nov
Instrumentation Market Disruptor
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Racegeek's Ric Morris about the d10 We spoke to Ric Morris at Racegeek, the innovative instrumentation company, making devices for yachts ranging from sportsboats to top-end racing yachts.
Posted on 25 Oct
Flying in the J/111 fleet
by Mark Jardine
Interview with McFly owner Tony Mack We speak to English sailor Tony Mack, who has owned a succession of yachts bearing the 'McFly' name, currently racing in the J/111 fleet. We talked about his route in to yacht racing, his crew and his views on the J/111 circuit and class ethos.
Posted on 23 Oct
Staying atop the Singles Chart
by David Henshall
David Henshall looks at the future - and history - of the singlehander Singlehanders are such a part of the sailing scene today, but what does it take to stay at the top of the Singles Chart? If there is one bellwether that gives us a indication as to the health of the sport, it has to be the singlehanded scene.
Posted on 17 Oct
The next steps for Project Scaramouche
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Jon Holt and the team Project Scaramouche has been inspiring, not just for the sailing world, but also in the wider community showing what can be done with a lot of hard work, leadership, courage and drive.
Posted on 11 Oct
Competing through adversity
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the charity team winner of the MS Amlin Seamanship Award Sean Rose and his crew of ex-service personnel from the charity Supporting Wounded Veterans raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018. This truly embodied the #RaceforAll ethos of the event.
Posted on 9 Oct
Ghost Hunting
by David Henshall
Have you seen this rare vintage dinghy? It is now many years since my first ever linked series of articles appeared in print, when I wrote for Dinghy Magazine about some of the dinghy classes that had been lost through time. The series opened with a question; "Have you seen a Ghost?".
Posted on 7 Oct
Every Nimbus cloud has a silver lining
by David Henshall
Restoration of a classic International 14 with a great history One of the more interesting side stories to come out of last season featured the disposal by auction of the Andrew Thornhill collection of classic sailing dinghies. Going under the hammer were wide ranging examples of our dinghy sailing heritage.
Posted on 2 Oct
Musto wetsuits and D3O Impact Protection Pads
by Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com
Proving their worth in the foiling Nacra 17 class YachtsandYachting.com spoke to British Sailing Team Olympic Nacra 17 sailors during World Cup Series Enoshima: John Gimson, Anna Burnet and Ben Saxton. Unfortunately, Ben's crew Nikki Bonniface was unavailable with a shoulder injury.
Posted on 1 Oct
Ainslie on the GC32 Racing Tour
by James Boyd
Competitors getting to compete against the greatest Olympic sailor of all time Getting to compete against the greatest Olympic sailor of all time has provided much delight for competitors on the GC32 Racing Tour this season.
Posted on 28 Sep
Elan Yachts return to their roots
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division At TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show we spoke to Marko Škrbin, Director of the Marine Division at Elan Yachts. Their E3, E4 and E5 yachts take Elan back to their roots, where they had a strong reputation in the performance cruiser racer market.
Posted on 27 Sep
Up close and personal with Jimmy Spithill
by Red Bull
America's Cup winner on triumph, disaster and a bond with Prince Harry Jimmy Spithill is a three-time America's Cup winner who is back winning major races after being on the receiving end of a defeat at the last Cup in Bermuda.
Posted on 26 Sep
3 years, 2 classes, 6 World Championship titles
by Mark Jardine
We spoke to Mike Lennon of Lennon Performance Products We spoke to Mike Lennon of Lennon Performance Products, designers and producers of sails, dinghy racing clothing, and the THINNAIR International Moth.
Posted on 25 Sep
Is that it? One-minute guide to splicing
by Mark Jardine
With David Mossman of Marlow Ropes With modern ropes, in many instances, knots are a thing of the past. 50% of a polyester rope's strength is lost in a knot and this rises to a staggering 70% in a Dyneema® rope. There really is no excuse now not to learn how to splice.
Posted on 20 Sep
Hyde Sails and the Squib class success story
by Mark Jardine
Father & son duo spurring each other on We spoke to Nigel and Jack Grogan, the father and son team at Hyde Sails who also sail together in the Squib class, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style with 100 boats for their National Championship at Lendy Cowes Week.
Posted on 19 Sep