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That other category.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
There are plenty of sporting superstars. Thousands actually. Then there are those who are... There are plenty of sporting superstars. Thousands actually. Then there are those who are transcendent.
Posted on 8 May
Beached whale
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Wondering how many of my beloved Dollies you'd get in the M600 fish well It had started out as me demonstrating just how many of my beloved Mahi Mahi (or Dollies) you'd get into the fish well of the new Maritimo M600.
Posted on 5 May
So just supposing...
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
A video of the new Beneteau First 36 was enough to pique the curiosity When this video of the new Beneteau First 36 surfaced this week, reportedly punching out to 17 knots, well it was certainly enough to pique the curiosity. I mean this side of say a Pogo 36, it was quite impressive.
Posted on 25 Apr
So many boats. Such little time
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Not so much an outright conundrum, as literally the full assortment of subjects What to do? Not so much an outright conundrum, as literally the full assortment of subjects. Accordingly, was it to be some of that, a pinch of this, and none of those?
Posted on 20 Apr
The Eco Warrior
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Thoughts around the theme of compare and contrast have been floating around It is not that long ago that the idea of a cruiser designed to stay off-grid for prolonged periods of time came in the form of a monohull with perhaps a raised coachhouse, but a small cockpit, and an undignified helm position.
Posted on 19 Apr
Grass Roots
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
You won't have to go back to far into our editorials to find words like participation, and inclusion You won't have to go back to far into our editorials to find words like participation, inclusion, and juniors. Especially so from our Managing Editor, Mark Jardine.
Posted on 10 Apr
Engelbert Humperdinck
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Looking for a place to start, I ended up with the line, 'Please say si si' As I mulled around the theme of this editorial looking for a place to begin, I ended up with Spanish Eyes playing in my head, and more precisely, the line, 'Please say si si'.
Posted on 29 Mar
No surprise at all, really
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Always been impressed by the short-handers (not on my own there, either) Always been impressed by the short-handers. Not on my own there, either. Over the last few years written a lot about it all, and to see them take off in famous races around the globe, like the Fastnet, has been more than a buzz.
Posted on 27 Mar
Ready. Set. Sail.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
On the back of a good run, it is often the time to go and have a crack at events still on the list On the back of a good run, it is often the time to go and have a crack at some of the events still left on the list. You could even argue that the timing just doesn't get better. The iron's hot and all that…
Posted on 13 Mar
Big Cats III
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It seems the size of big cats is no longer sub-100 foot, but greater than 30m It seems the size of big cats is no longer measured in sub-100 foot, but rather in greater than 30m!!!
Posted on 10 Mar
Something to get your teeth into
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
50th Melbourne to King Island race, and Westcoaster female crews The glamour King Island steak sandwich. Yes please. You have to cross Bass Strait proper in order to get one, and the Kerosene Canary is often a far easier and warmer way to do it, but it is always worth it.
Posted on 13 Feb
Incoming! Man the guns
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
This notion got its first outing in the Special Boat Service section of Caped Crusaders The reality is that this notion got its first outing in the Special Boat Service section of Caped Crusaders.
Posted on 9 Feb
Perfect. 10.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
The Secchi Disk Study enters its tenth year, thanks to sailors Just brilliant. No need to mention the bumbling comedy of Dudley More in 10, or the utter brilliance of Romania's Nadia Comaneci back in 1976 at Montreal. Ooops. I just did. Sorry.
Posted on 7 Feb
A good discussion to have.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts on then, now, and the future of this most energetic of enterprises. SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts on then, now, and the future of this most energetic of enterprises.
Posted on 30 Jan
Not your average Iron Ladies
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
m t u - Nothing quite says the epitome of high-end engineering in the same way m t u - Now anytime you say or read those three letters, one just about adds in the Friedrichshafen out loud. Nothing quite says the epitome of high-end engineering in the same way.
Posted on 24 Jan
At the front of the fleet.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Handy position to be in. no matter whether it is icy pole sticks in a drain, or ocean racers at sea. Handy position to be in, no matter whether it is icy pole sticks in a drain, or Grand Prix boats out in the big blue. Since my last ditty, I noticed that three podiums in the one race were all powered by North Sails...
Posted on 16 Jan
Dayboating for 410 nautical miles
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
The juxtaposition of go-fast boats to dayboating in classically styled, outboard powered boats... So the juxtaposition of go-fast boats to dayboating in classically styled, outboard powered, resin-infused vessels served as a marvellous exclamation mark for the passage of time.
Posted on 10 Jan
Sterling effort.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
50 crews made it through the first night in the washing machine to reach ye olde Hobart Town. Singling out the Two-Handers in the Hobart is in no way belittling any of the 50 crews who made it through the first night in the washing machine.
Posted on 2 Jan
Sport for Life
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Much is often made of the fact that sailing is a sport for life Much is often made of the fact that sailing is a sport for life. This was the overriding thought that stayed with me as I reflected on a new event that will get underway on January 3, 2022.
Posted on 19 Dec 2021
Can one thing define a vessel?
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Yes, and it can be enough to tip the scales. So let's look at some 'ones' of the new Maritimo M75 Well I suppose it might. However, rather than disappear down a wormhole into an elaborate discussion, I can say this. One thing can certainly be enough to tip the scales one way or another in a purchase decision for an impending yacht owner.
Posted on 14 Dec 2021
Decently Exposed
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I had wanted more - quite a lot more, actually I had wanted more. Quite a lot more, actually. Ever since I had seen them it had been a bit like Kaa, the snake in The Jungle Book. You know: "Look into my eyes"
Posted on 6 Dec 2021
And thank you very much…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It all started with an announcement that there would be no less than eight model launches... Been a big year for Maritimo. It started with an announcement that there would be no less than eight model launches or announcements during the course of 2021
Posted on 26 Nov 2021
Pent up; latent; smouldering; underlying
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Timing is everything Timing is everything. Whether that's the punch line of a joke, arriving home early, or late, so as to be there or not be there, depending on the mission at hand... Of course another crucial action requiring expertly deft timing, is passage making.
Posted on 24 Nov 2021
Iron Topsail
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Often it's simply just, The Smelly. Yes. The humble auxiliary... Often it's simply just, The Smelly. Yes. The humble auxiliary... Without it we'd be lost, and yet it can be treated with such disdain. One question could well be, for how much longer?
Posted on 21 Nov 2021
For the sheer joy of it - part II
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
We're ready to roll with more of the story of the stunning J/45 We're ready to roll with Part II of the story of the stunning J/45. Before we do that, a big thank you to everyone who has read the first instalment, and provided their thoughts, input, and feedback.
Posted on 11 Nov 2021
Not a movie. (As yet…)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Inception was a very good flick, indeed... Inception was a very good flick, indeed... However, our target today is the Inception 24 from Bury Design.
Posted on 9 Nov 2021
The brochure
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
I had a smile. It was a bit wry, for sure, but still a decent smile, none the less. This one image from Crosbie and Dale Lorimer started the thought. They were out on Sydney Harbour for the start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Flinders Islet race on the weekend.
Posted on 8 Nov 2021
Of breathing, pretzels, and other funky things…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
I could have gone on, too. If it were not for the lack of space, we would have also seen, origami... I could have gone on, too. If it were not for the lack of space, we would have also seen, origami, wellness, Zen, mindfulness, circumspection, balance and contemplation.
Posted on 3 Nov 2021
Big Cats II.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
One could not help but have one's curiosity piqued with a name like StellarCAT Not too long after publishing The Big Cats, we received information on StellarCATs. Well. One could not help but have one's curiosity piqued with a name like that?
Posted on 29 Oct 2021
For the sheer joy of it. (Part I)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
J/Boats' new J/45 is here. So alert the media. Oh. That'd be us… J/Boats' new J/45 is here. So alert the media. Oh. That'd be us… Anyway, we not only know about the J/45, we very much kind of love it.
Posted on 28 Oct 2021
Great events.
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
One is a much sought after destination event, and the other is a long-standing A to B coastal hop. In a way, they are almost diametrically opposed. One is a much sought after destination event, and the other is a long-standing A to B coastal hop.
Posted on 24 Oct 2021
Announcing - Art Now.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
When you're special. When you define a real movement, you get named. When you're special. When you're a game changer. When you define a real movement, you get named. And the better you are, the more the name resonates.
Posted on 14 Oct 2021
Jumbos rule
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
B&G gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed. Not all the world's jumbos got retired and parked in the Arizona desert at the beginning of 2020. Boeing's venerable bus had served us all - so, so well… Later on that same year, B&G, gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed.
Posted on 10 Oct 2021
Hooray for the hundredth!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here is our card to the J/99, which will soon enough have 100 vessels sailing all around the world. Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.
Posted on 26 Sep 2021
Square peg, round hole. Round peg, square hole.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
One thing is pretty clear with fluid dynamics. Smooth and flowing wins the day. If you think about fluid dynamics for just a second, one thing is pretty clear. Smooth and flowing wins the day.
Posted on 23 Sep 2021
Happy, happy. Joy, joy!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Without doubt, the best perk of this job is the reach and connection There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.
Posted on 13 Sep 2021
The big cats
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Catamarans, and even more specifically, powercats is the name of our game here. 12-cylinder Jags, or lightning fast Cheetahs? Neither automotive, nor feline. Catamarans, and even more specifically, powercats is the name of our game here.
Posted on 2 Sep 2021
Did someone say, Goldilocks?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass had set up the informal conversation with Gianguido Girotti... Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.
Posted on 29 Aug 2021
Outback or is that out back?
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
I got sent a link that said, outbackyachts. Immediately I thought of land yachting I got sent a hyperlink that simply said, outbackyachts. Immediately, I thought of land yachting, the Henley on Todd 'boat' races, camel races, red dust, blinding sun, cold beer, and amazing vistas.
Posted on 21 Aug 2021
The Pastiche
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Given the assortment on offer, I was originally going with Potpourri Given the assortment on offer, I was originally going with potpourri. However, I've done that, along with goulash, mélange, juxtaposition, and quite a few others.
Posted on 15 Aug 2021
Romantic notions
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Passport out, stamp on page, I'm off kind of thing. It's just a bit of weather… It almost doesn't matter what boat it is. Brush strokes, textures, changes in light, fine details, spray, and wind all combine to transport you. Passport out, stamp on page, I'm off kind of thing. It's just a bit of weather…
Posted on 11 Aug 2021
Caped Crusaders
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
By Composites Constructions, whose background is brilliantly prepared boats. By Composites Constructions. Their background is boats, whether they are super-fast ski boats, or brilliantly prepared ocean racing yachts that have collected their share of silverware.
Posted on 4 Aug 2021
The big question
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And that would be, 'Who will win?' Now just for the moment we are not talking Olympics... And that would be, 'Who will win?' Now just for the moment we are not talking Olympics, but rather World Sailing's 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award. So it could be you, your club, class, federation, company or your regatta that gets the nod.
Posted on 1 Aug 2021
Brute force over ignorance
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Way back in 1860 or so, Froude penned a displacement hull speed formula... In the boating world, way back in 1860 or so, William Froude came up with the displacement hull speed formula; knots = 1.34 times the square root of the LWL in feet. What was probably more telling though, was the displacement to length ratio.
Posted on 22 Jul 2021
The big end of town
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
That would be 60 to 100 in the old language, so that means feet... That would be 60 to 100 in the old language. So that means feet, and whilst some will be 20-30 tons, quite a few will be double that or more. How come?
Posted on 18 Jul 2021
Just plain cool (So too's this one, and also that)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
Seeing the mould for the Cape50 being constructed I was pretty impressed When I saw the mould for the Cape50 being constructed I was pretty impressed. A lot of nice thinking, and a bunch of even better curves went into her creation.
Posted on 8 Jul 2021
Fashionably black
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
And you're going, 'No it's not! It's cyan.' Ah yes young Padawan, but eventually she will be black And you're going, ‘No it's not! It's cyan.' Ah yes young Padawan, but eventually she will be kitted out entirely in black, which is certainly fitting. After all, she does hail from Melbourne, where power dressing is an art.
Posted on 4 Jul 2021
The rice paddies of Bali
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Powerboat.World
It's a bit like school right now. Have to ask for this. Need permission for that. It's a bit like school right now. Have to ask for this. Need permission for that. Put in your place, regularly. Ho hum…
Posted on 24 Jun 2021
Can I get sauce with that please?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Probably going to need lashings of tomato sauce to help that sandwich go down Probably going to need lashings of tomato sauce, or a massive pile of mint jelly to help that sandwich go down. Which sandwich, precisely? Well that would be the IOC not seeing the brilliance of the Mixed Offshore event for Paris 2024, and beyond.
Posted on 20 Jun 2021
The good, the incredible, and the brilliant
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Ever since writing 'More Grit' I have been on somewhat of a Western trip Ever since writing More Grit! I have been on somewhat of a Western trip. It was only further solidified after actually meeting both the incredible Bill Hatfield, and the brilliant Jeanne Socrates.
Posted on 16 Jun 2021
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