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The best race of the PRADA Cup so far!
by Mark Jardine
Nail-biting and agonising racing sets sailing fans hearts racing For those who got up early in the UK to watch the match-up between INEOS TEAM UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, it was nail-biting and agonising, with the anticipation only built by the repeated delays.
Posted today at 5:01 am
Camaraderie
by Mark Jardine
A core principle of most sailors' lives As sailors we're incredibly lucky to have two events happening on the world stage which are able to take place in the Covid world.
Posted on 19 Jan
The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsize
by Mark Jardine
The external damage is obvious, but what else is broken? The PRADA Cup so far has been enthralling and day 3 saw the drama ratchet up to 11 when a vicious squall hit Patriot as she went for a tack then bear away at the final mark, had an issue with the port runner, went for a leap, then crashed down hard.
Posted on 17 Jan
Bob Fisher - The second Wise and Witty Man
by Dougal Henshall
A key influencer in the world of sailing Key influencers in the world of UK dinghy sailing, like London buses, can often come in twos, with the best example of this being how the development of the sport here was driven by the shared presence of not just Jack Holt, but Ian Proctor.
Posted on 14 Jan
Speed = Smile on the Dial
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Four articles and two events in play at the present, continue to captivate us all around the globe Flying Nikka, the MW40OF Offshore 40 footer, I feel the need…, and David Henshall's The Greed for Speed are unequivocally all about this very subject. Of course, there are also two events in play at the present, the Vendée Globe and America's Cup...
Posted on 10 Jan
Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man
by Dougal Henshall
Sailing lost the sailor, innovator, journalist 40 years ago 40 years ago in early January, the sport of sailing lost one of its keenest and most observant commentators, when the UK magazine 'Yachts & Yachting' columnist Jack Knights died suddenly at just 51 years of age.
Posted on 7 Jan
Simon 'Fumesy' Russell passes away
by Mark Jardine
One of sailing's great characters has been taken from us by Covid One of sailing's great characters has been taken from us by Covid. Simon Russell, known by all as Fumesy, suddenly passed away on Tuesday.
Posted on 6 Jan
The Only Way Is Up!
by Mark Jardine
After the year we've all been through we're all hoping this to be true After the year we've all been through we're all hoping this to be the case, and in the sailing world there are many current examples where the saying is both physically and metaphorically true.
Posted on 4 Jan
The John Westell Centenary pt.1: The early years
by Dougal Henshall
Exe marks the spot for Dougal Henshall! From the Bloody Mary, to the 50th Contender Worlds and now the Sydney-Hobart, the casualty list from Covid grows ever longer and for a while, it looked as if the next occasion to fall would be the centenary of the birth of John Westell.
Posted on 3 Jan
Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2020 part 2
by Mark Jardine & Andy Rice
Mark Jardine and Andy Rice chat about the top five articles The top five articles from 2020 on Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com. Mark Jardine chats with Sailjuice's Andy Rice about the stories that you've read most!
Posted on 31 Dec 2020
Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2020 part 1
by Mark Jardine & Andy Rice
Mark Jardine chats with Sailjuice's Andy Rice about the stories that you've read most! The countdown of the top articles from 2020 on Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com. Mark Jardine chats with Sailjuice's Andy Rice about the stories that you've read most!
Posted on 30 Dec 2020
I feel the need...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It would have to be one of the most oft quoted lines from the movies It would have to be one of the most oft quoted lines from the movies, and finishes with... 'The need for speed!' (As well as that big high five.) Now it is no stretch to discover that we have used an aviation-based theme here.
Posted on 28 Dec 2020
All hail the new Chief of the Village
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Which village, you ask? Well that would be the one of the TeePees... Which village, you ask? Well that would be the one of the TeePees, and the very new CF 520 could well be the one adorned with the huge plumage. Now we won't have to wait too long to find out, either, because the first one will be out sailing next Spring.
Posted on 20 Dec 2020
The winningest Wise Man
by Dougal Henshall
Charles Currey, an incredible sailor and a clever and insightful innovator Up until now, with the exception of Jon Turner, the wise men that have been featured have all been innovators who sailed, whereas Charles Currey was an incredible sailor, who at the same time was also a clever and insightful innovator.
Posted on 18 Dec 2020
To foil or not to foil?
by Mark Jardine
That is the question Foils are all the rage - there's no doubting that. From the America's Cup, to the Vendée Globe, SailGP, Jules Verne Trophy, Moths, WASZPs, A Class Catamarans and a plethora of other designs, windsurfers, kiteboards these eye-catching boats are in the air.
Posted on 15 Dec 2020
YJA MS Amlin International Sailor of the Decade
by Mark Jardine
Jon Holt, founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, announced as the winner! In a year that truly needs good news stories, the winner of the YJA MS Amlin 'International Sailor of the Decade' Award has been announced as Jon Holt, founder of the Scaramouche Sailing Trust.
Posted on 8 Dec 2020
C43, but it's not an AMG
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It does share a lot of the performance attributes of the Merc. It does share a lot of the performance attributes of the Merc. Well, as long as you make sure you select the right one for the road, and the other for the water, that is.
Posted on 6 Dec 2020
In conversation with Stuart Lawrence
by Mark Jardine
JOG is a yacht club with a difference JOG is a yacht club with a difference and steeped in history. Established in 1950 to enable smaller yachts to compete offshore, it organises highly competitive races for IRC rated yachts.
Posted on 2 Dec 2020
Shattered dreams
by Mark Jardine
It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe. He cut a dejected figure in the cockpit of his Hugo Boss IMOCA as he made his way towards Cape Town following the damage to his starboard rudder.
Posted on 30 Nov 2020
There's a place called Hobart
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It's pretty special all year round, and it's also a good springboard It's pretty special all year round. Hobart is also a marvellous springboard from which to leap into history, culinary delights, nature's gifts of both flora and fauna, all manner of beverages, trails, bushwalking...
Posted on 22 Nov 2020