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Investing for the future: New machinery at Allen
by Mark Jardine
Major investment in Haas VF-2 Vertical Machining Centre Exactly a year ago, Allen Brothers purchased a Haas VF-2 Vertical Machining Centre or VMC for short – part of a major investment for the company of over £100,000. This has doubled their capacity for producing some of their top-end fittings.
Posted on 22 Jan
Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing
by Mark Jardine
One of the best bang-for-your-buck boats that I've seen On a cold winter's day down at Marconi Sailing Club I took a look at what could be the best bang-for-your-buck boat I've seen. A truly budget high-performance double-hander in the form of Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton's International 14 'Fawkes'.
Posted on 14 Jan
It's all about wings (again…)
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway... In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway, a certain, special, and never-before-seen keel was unleashed on the world. It had some wings on either side of a much reduced wetted surface area fin...
Posted on 13 Jan
What does it take to be a Clipper Race Skipper?
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Deputy Race Director Dale Smyth Clipper Race Skipper Dale Smyth has been sailing since he was around 8 years old, racing Hobie Cats and then moving into full-time sailing from the age of 18.
Posted on 7 Jan
Who ate all the (mince) pies?
by David Henshall
Has Santa delivered the Finn class the biggest stocking filler ever? With the festive holiday, the big question has to be if Santa delivered the Finn class the biggest stocking filler ever, a reprieve from their banishment to the wilderness outside of the Olympics.
Posted on 31 Dec 2018
The only way is up
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It really would be all too easy to break out into a bit of Yazz, especially if you are old enough... It really would be all too easy to break out into a bit of Yazz about now. That's assuming you're old enough to remember the tune, and what about those cycling shorts with braces. Synth pop. I mean really?
Posted on 30 Dec 2018
The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2018: Part 2
by Andy Rice
Some really not very obvious-at-all stories that have crept in! There are the stories that you think are the biggest stories of the year, the ones that make the biggest splash. But what actually ARE the biggest stories?
Posted on 25 Dec 2018
The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2018: Part 1
by Andy Rice
Andy Rice speaks to Mark Jardine to discuss the list! These are the stories that you think are the biggest stories of the year, the ones that make the biggest splash. But what actually ARE the biggest stories?
Posted on 21 Dec 2018
From Theory to Practice
by Mark Jardine
The Hard Route to Ultimate Boatspeed We speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right.
Posted on 14 Dec 2018
My first season foiling by Keith Bedborough
by Keith Bedborough
'Wouldn't it be a laugh if we all got one of these?' As I'm sure many others in the sailing world will relate, I was suitably amazed by the spectacle of the foiling cats in the last two America's Cups and this ignited a spark within me to learn more about this exciting new type of sailing.
Posted on 7 Dec 2018
Kindly Leave the Stage
by David Henshall
What happens to ex-Olympic classes? The Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service.
Posted on 3 Dec 2018
From surfer to Round the World Race winner
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Clipper Race skipper Wendy Tuck We talked to Wendy Tuck, winner of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race who is also the first female skipper ever to have won a round the world race of any type. She has also recently been awarded Australian Sailing's Female Sailor of the Year.
Posted on 29 Nov 2018
Collaboration and evolution
by Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com
Lifejacket features improve, safety message is reinforced At the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Nigel Parkes from Crewsaver, Tom Harrop from Exposure Lights / OLAS and Alan Roberts, their sponsored dinghy and offshore sailor.
Posted on 27 Nov 2018
Get the underside of your boat feeling fruity
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Andy Yeomans of Grapefruit Coatings and Sébastien Charles of RENOLIT We spoke to Andy Yeomans of Grapefruit Coatings and Sébastien Charles of RENOLIT about the RENOLIT DOLPHIN S coating which substantially limits growth on the underside of your hull.
Posted on 23 Nov 2018
Spinlock's DAME Award winning Sail-Sense
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Ash Holmes about the device and app YachtsandYachting.com spoke to Ash Holmes at the METS 2018 marine trade fair, about the DAME Award that Spinlock have just won in the marine electronics category.
Posted on 22 Nov 2018
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 on 20 Nov 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018
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 2018