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Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax
by Mark Jardine
A major milestone reached with the title sponsorship announcement Since the group of intrepid British and French WASZP sailors announced the Foil for Life Challenge on the 19th July, the team have been working hard organising the logistics, drumming up support, creating safety plans, training and fund-raising.
Posted on 7 Aug
Double trouble?
by Mark Jardine
Will double-handers be excluded from the Hobart's biggest prize? In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted on 3 Aug
All the Fs in sailing
by David Henshall
Fantastic full on fast, fun, and FLAT bottomed - the scow Is windward-leeward is the only true measure of a sailors prowess in a race? Some boats simply don't reach at all, but if there is one genre of boat that has 'reaching master-blaster' written into its DNA, then it has to be the scow.
Posted on 30 Jul
Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club
by Henri-Lloyd Racing Club
Bringing sailors together through communities in novel and innovative ways Sailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible.
Posted on 29 Jul
3300 feet and climbing
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris 2024... At a time when the world's passenger fleet is effectively grounded, Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris (Marseilles) 2024.
Posted on 26 Jul
Changing how we do things
by Mark Jardine
Thinking up new ways to compete within Covid-19 regulations In the past few months, we've all got used to new terms in our lives, such as bubbles, social distancing, flattening the curve and 'stay safe' - the ubiquitous sign-off to all emails and conversations.
Posted on 20 Jul
Announcing the 'Foil for Life Challenge'
by Mark Jardine
British and French Waszp sailors to cross the Channel for charity The Waszp class has been renowned for its community spirit since its inception in 2016, and a group of enterprising British and French sailors, filled with a spirit of adventure, put together the 'Foil for Life Challenge'.
Posted on 19 Jul
Upgrade your experience with the M-Race Jacket
by Mark Jardine
The most breathable, technical jacket Henri-Lloyd have ever made Back when I took part in the Henri-Lloyd Frostbite Challenge in Sweden, as a crew we wore the M-Pro Smock and Salopette combination. We had two days of sunshine, but December in Marstrand is cold... really cold!
Posted on 13 Jul
In this together
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
We have just been reminded of what this nastiest of minute pests with no brain at all can achieve... Australia has been fortunate to have recorded a much lower fatality rate than many other jurisdictions in this most saddening of times.
Posted on 12 Jul
Beware scammers when you are buying a boat
by Magnus Smith
Four of the simplest guidelines to avoid getting ripped off It is a sad fact that the secondhand boat market is still prone to dodgy-dealing and cunning rip-offs. Some buyers are still falling foul of ruses that are over 30 years old, which can make it seem even more painful.
Posted on 8 Jul
Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian Lockyer
by Mark Jardine & Ian Lockyer
Including how to get a licence and what to do in an emergency We spoke to Icom Marine's Ian Lockyer to find out a more about Marine VHF Radio including how to get a licence, what to do in an emergency and what the M1 and M2 channels are.
Posted on 7 Jul
Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz
by Stretch & Stir Fry
Stretch & Stirfry chat with the Olympic champion and Star Sailors League pioneer Becoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz.
Posted on 7 Jul
Once in a blue moon
by Mark Jardine
Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.
Posted on 6 Jul
In Conversation with Tristan Walker-Hutt
by Mark Jardine
New projects during lockdown for the East Coast sailor Back in January 2019 we published the 'Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing' article about the International 14 Fawkes, which Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton had renovated on a very tight budget.
Posted on 2 Jul
An interesting cluster develops
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
So Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3600 has certainly been a bit of a giant killer, especially short-handed. So Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3600 has certainly been a bit of a giant killer, especially short-handed. Races like the 5500nm Melbourne to Osaka lie as testament to that.
Posted on 28 Jun
Happy Hour with Mike 'Moose' Sanderson
by Stretch & Stir Fry
All in fluent Kiwanese... This week, the boys catch up with "Moose", talking all things Doyle. Sit back and learn about 'load sharing', The Ocean Race, Cherub sailing and Mari Cha all in fluent Kiwanese...
Posted on 26 Jun
Sailing is freedom
by Mark Jardine
We can all mess about in or on any type of boat or board It seems 'The Great Grass Roots Revival?' and 'Messing about in boats' had quite an impact. With my own eyes I see what is happening on my doorstep with more activity on the water than I've seen in years, but this was just the microcosm that I live in.
Posted on 22 Jun
Morty chats on Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry
by Stretch & Stir Fry
The lads catch up with one of yachting's most consistent winners This week, the lads catch up with one of yachting's most consistent winners; Morty (Peter Morton) who has more wins under his belt than any other northern hemisphere yachtsman.
Posted on 22 Jun
In conversation with Chips Howarth
by Mark Jardine
Cyclops Marine bring together wireless sensor technology and sailing expertise Founded in September 2018, Cyclops Marine brings together wireless sensor technology and sailing expertise, with the aim to be the industry standard in yacht load sensing.
Posted on 22 Jun
Andy Beadsworth on the Happy Hour podcast
by Stretch & Stir Fry
The boys talk baking birthday cakes, learning to drive in flash cars and Olympic sailing This week, the boys talk baking birthday cakes, learning to drive in flash cars and Olympic sailing with Andy Beadsworth...
Posted on 17 Jun