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The incomparable Vendée Globe
by Mark Jardine
This is ocean racing in its purest form For a race that only started in 1989, the Vendée Globe has reached iconic status in the intervening time. Taking place every four years, this is ocean racing in its purest form; single-handed, non-stop around the world in 60-foot monohulls.
Posted on 26 Oct
What to do?
by John Curnow. Editor, Sail-World AUS
There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle.
Posted on 18 Oct
When is enough, enough?
by Mark Jardine
I'm stuck with a dilemma... Here in the UK the nights are drawing in, it's definitely getting colder and as I write this the rain is pouring in a distinctly British way.
Posted on 12 Oct
The Juxtaposition
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get When the images of the dinghy you see here arrived, I had just been watching the Australian Sailing Team training aboard their Nacra 17 foiling cats. Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get.
Posted on 4 Oct
Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day?
by Mark Jardine
Mark Jardine takes on the challenge! On Tuesday 22nd September I set myself a challenge. Could I complete a foiling gybe gybe or tack on a Waszp during my first day sailing the boat? Here's how I got on!
Posted on 1 Oct
Sailing provides a glimmer of light
by Mark Jardine
September has been a busy month for the sport September has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion.
Posted on 28 Sep
Happy Days
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Getting out on the water this week was superb Getting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either.
Posted on 20 Sep
Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'
by David Henshall
Contender and 505 World Champion gracefully retires To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul.
Posted on 15 Sep
Going down the mine
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
It would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast It would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.
Posted on 6 Sep
Doing something different
by Mark Jardine
An adventure course, a dark lord and sushi! I'm a great believer in the philosophy of learning something new every day and this weekend has given me ample opportunity to do exactly that.
Posted on 1 Sep
Fear of flying
by David Henshall
Two other crucial Fs that apparently need their own article In the recent massive missive on having fun courtesy of the scow hull form, 'All the Fs in sailing' there were a few other Fs that were missing.
Posted on 31 Aug
Decloaking Klingon Bird of Prey to Port
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Just what could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? What could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? Tasmania has already cancelled the Taste of Tasmania that runs at the same time as all the boats arrive into Hobart...
Posted on 23 Aug
Hail to the volunteers!
by Mark Jardine
Without them sailing would either be not as good or would be far more expensive As sailors, we owe a massive debt of gratitude to volunteers at our clubs and within our classes - without them sailing would either be not as good or a vast amount more expensive to participate in.
Posted on 17 Aug
Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax complete!
by Mark Jardine
The endurance WASZP voyage becomes a race against time After a month of planning all was set for the six WASZP sailors on Friday 14th August to undertake the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax. On the eve of the challenge, a potentially devastating announcement was made by the UK Government...
Posted on 15 Aug
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 11 Aug
The elephant in the room
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Time is a very different commodity now, almost Dali-esque, actually. Last year, in what seems like a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Whoops wrong train of thought there. At any rate, time is a very different commodity now, almost Dali-esque, actually.
Posted on 9 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
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