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What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
by Mark Jardine
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place.
Posted today at 11:00 am
The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David Mossman
by Mark Jardine
As an extremely knowledgeable crowd in Lymington learn some new tricks We spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions.
Posted on 16 Jul
The Good Oil
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors This week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.
Posted on 14 Jul
In conversation with David 'Sid' Howlett
by James Eaves, RYA
Mark Jardine talks with the Coach to Ben Ainslie, Andrew Simpson and more... Hear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.
Posted on 11 Jul
Make 2019 count! Food and drink
by Gael Pawson
How sailors who love the sea can think about what they eat and drink There are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.
Posted on 5 Jul
Ben Ainslie and Henri Lloyd
by Mark Jardine
25 years of sailing history together When Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.
Posted on 26 Jun
Sunsail Funding the Future winners announced
by Pippa Treavett
Prestwick Sailing Club scoop the main £5,000 grant Prestwick SC were thrilled to find out this week they had won Sunsail's Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. Prestwick's sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth.
Posted on 25 Jun
Aussie Invasion
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...
Posted on 23 Jun
Anticipation on Crew Allocation Day
by Mark Jardine
We meet the new Clipper Race sailors to discover their stories... Clipper Race Crew Allocation Day, held at the Portsmouth Guildhall, is a huge moment in the build-up to the race itself. This is the day when crew find out who their Skipper will be and meet their teammates for the first time.
Posted on 18 Jun
Put your two hands together, please…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.
Posted on 16 Jun
An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team
by Mark Jardine
Autistic crew led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann build up to the famous race We spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.
Posted on 14 Jun
Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable
by Gael Pawson
What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
Posted on 12 Jun
Back for more. Much more…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig, again We first saw Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig in "It's all about wings (again)". In the intervening time, Greg and Patrick Johnston have been working with American Magic on their converted MC38, The Mule.
Posted on 9 Jun
Henri Lloyd launch their Fremantle range in London
by Mark Jardine
We look at some of the key features and talk to the lead designer Henri Lloyd is back. On Wednesday night in London at The Army Gym, in Covent Garden, the new team behind the iconic brand showcased their new Fremantle range produced in their own dedicated European factory to a select group of retailers and journalists.
Posted on 30 May
Women on Water revitalise club sailing
by Sarah Desjonqueres
A fresh and confident breeze blowing through women's sailing in the UK today There is a fresh and confident breeze blowing through women's sailing in the UK today, a real can-do attitude is in charge and it is changing the dynamic of sailing clubs up and down the country.
Posted on 29 May
The other AC
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on Australia's Gold Coast It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man.
Posted on 26 May
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