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It's a wrap!
by Mark Jardine
In sailing we have a lot of plain white hulls In sailing we have a lot of plain white hulls. Let's face it, when everything looks the same, it does make things a bit dull. The end of February is a dreary time, so it's time to talk about boats which brighten things up.
Posted on 19 Feb
Ben McGrane's Tips for Winter Handicap Racing
by Mark Jardine
Keep going in the winter for some of the best racing of the year! Ben McGrane is a serial competitor at winter handicap events. They offer hardy UK sailors the opportunity to continue to compete through the winter months, and with the introduction of the Sailjuice series, the events have continued to thrive.
Posted on 13 Feb
A+T 500 series Wind Sensors
by Mark Jardine
For the highest accuracy and faster response A+T Instruments may be a name that needs introducing to you in the world of performance marine instrumentation. They are a group of highly qualified engineers who are taking a no-compromise approach to constructing the best sensors and instruments.
Posted on 9 Feb
In Rarefied Company
by Mark Jardine
Winning the ILCA 7 Worlds is one of the pinnacle achievements in sailing Winning the ILCA 7 Worlds is one of the pinnacle achievements in sailing. Winning it more than once puts you in rarefied company.
Posted on 6 Feb
Marine Insurance: One size doesn't fit all!
by Mark Jardine
Stoneways Marine Insurance supporting the infrastructure of the sailing world A huge part of the work at Stoneways Marine Insurance is supporting the infrastructure of the sailing world, the marine businesses that create, maintain, store and provide for the yachts and pleasure craft which we enjoy on the water.
Posted on 5 Feb
Flo1 singlehanded foiler video
by Mark Jardine
One of the dinghies that caught my eye at boot Dusseldorf 2024 One of the dinghies that caught my eye at boot Dusseldorf 2024 was the Flo1 by Aeronamics, the brainchild of founder Jurian Rademaker.
Posted on 2 Feb
The Kings of the Lowriding World
by Mark Jardine
And exciting projects at boot Düsseldorf Watching Youtube early on a frosty Sunday morning in Düsseldorf, ahead of a long day of meetings at the massive boot boat show, probably isn't the best preparation, but I'm slightly addicted to the 18ft Skiff racing.
Posted on 24 Jan
Twenty Twenty-Four starts in style
by Mark Jardine
The first week of the year has begun in extraordinary fashion It was almost two years ago that I wrote 'Twenty Twenty-Four', looking forward to a bumper year of sailing. While in the wider world we continue to head down the dystopian path, the first week of the year has started in extraordinary fashion.
Posted on 8 Jan
TEMO·1000 electric outboard motor defies the norm
by Mark Jardine
Innovative, powerful, quiet and emmision-free TEMO are an innovative French company who look at solutions in a different way. We'd already taken a close look at the TEMO·450, with its extendable pole, rather than the traditional shape of engine housing at the top, and now we've tried the TEMO·1000.
Posted on 2 Jan
Seldén's new range of winches and winch handles
by Mark Jardine
Presented by Mats-Uno Fredrikson at METSTRADE We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson at METSTRADE 2023 about the new range of manual and electric self-tailing winches.
Posted on 19 Dec 2023
Building for the future - the FD Yachts story
by Mark Jardine
Dutch technology and craftsmanship with Swiss precision design and Chinese build quality FD Yachts combine Dutch technology and craftsmanship with Swiss precision design and Chinese build quality to create the FD Future - a contemporary design for both youth sailing and sailing club operations.
Posted on 18 Dec 2023
The VAR of sailing, and it actually works!
by Mark Jardine
Whichever way you look at VAR, it's controversial Anybody who follows football knows about VAR, or Video Assistant Referee. They don't just know about it, they obsess about it, they complain about it, and endlessly debate its rights and wrongs. Whichever way you look at VAR, it's controversial.
Posted on 12 Dec 2023
Is there a need for speed?
by Mark Jardine
That famous line by Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun It's that famous line by Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in Top Gun while walking towards his F-14 Tomcat with Goose, "I feel the need, the need for speed". Sailing seems to have been following the mantra.
Posted on 27 Nov 2023
New Allen products at METSTRADE 2023
by Mark Jardine
We spoke to Ben Harden about new 40mm High Load Blocks and AY Fittings We spoke to Ben Harden of Allen at METSTRADE 2023 to find out about the new products they have brought out.
Posted on 21 Nov 2023
The greatest event that almost never was
by Mark Jardine
Why the SSL Gold Cup could well be the most important event in the history of sailing It's been a very hard week for personal reasons, but I am very glad I made it to Gran Canaria to cover the SSL Gold Cup.
Posted on 15 Nov 2023
Pantaenius, the personal insurer
by Mark Jardine
An in-depth interview with Michaela Claes, Operations Manager at Pantaenius Australia Pantaenius is one of the world's leading providers of boat and yacht insurance solutions. Founded 1899 in Hamburg, Germany, the company made a name for itself in marine and transport insurance and has grown internationally ever since.
Posted on 6 Nov 2023
Under the skin of the J/112E
by Mark Jardine
What happens under the layer of gelcoat on a yacht is inherently invisible to the naked eye What happens under the layer of gelcoat on a yacht is inherently invisible to the naked eye. At a boat show what you see is the shine and the shape, the glitz, and the glamour.
Posted on 4 Nov 2023
A busy and successful Autumn for Hyde Sails
by Mark Jardine
Winning the Flying Fifteen Nationals, the Squib Inlands and runner-up in the Osprey Nationals We chatted with Ben McGrane to find out about the busy schedule he and Hyde Sails had in September in a variety of classes, including the Flying Fifteen Nationals, the 70th Anniversary Osprey Nationals, and the Squib UK Inlands.
Posted on 2 Nov 2023
Not into the eye of the storm
by Mark Jardine
Quite rightly, the Transat Jacques Vabre start didn't go as initially planned on Sunday Quite rightly, the Transat Jacques Vabre start didn't go as initially planned on Sunday. Storm Ciaran is set to be exceptional, and not in a good way, with winds of 80-90 knots during Wednesday night.
Posted on 31 Oct 2023
Up and down, inside-out SailGP
by Mark Jardine
A criticism that is often levelled at Formula 1 motor racing is that it's too predictable A criticism that is often levelled at Formula 1 motor racing is that it's too predictable. One team, or more often, one driver, dominates the racing. At first glance, SailGP could be regarded in the same way.
Posted on 16 Oct 2023
Interview with Raymarine's Grégoire Outters
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the Managing Director about the huge changes in marine electronics We spoke to Grégoire Outters, Managing Director of Raymarine to find out more about the marine electronics company, his role, the challenges faced, and where he sees development being concentrated in the decade to come.
Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Build Sailing Participation 101
by Mark Jardine
A great idea becomes reality thanks to the can-do attitude to make it happen There are times when things seem to just fall into place, and an idea becomes reality, seemingly with no trouble at all. Behind the scenes though there are always people with a can-do attitude who make it happen.
Posted on 2 Oct 2023
Barton Carbon Tiller Extensions
by Mark Jardine
We spoke to Leigh from CF by LandL to find out more about the range Barton Marine have launched a technically enhanced range of strong, lightweight and colourful Carbon Tiller Extensions suitable for all dinghy types. We spoke to Leigh from CF by LandL during the Southampton International Boat Show to find out more.
Posted on 27 Sep 2023
Compare and contrast
by Mark Jardine
"Pretty painful yachting," was how Glen Ashby described the Match Race Grand Final in Vilanova "Pretty painful yachting," was how Emirates Team New Zealand's Glen Ashby described the Match Race Grand Final at the first Preliminary Regatta of the 37th America's Cup in Vilanova i La Geltrú, Spain.
Posted on 18 Sep 2023
The State of Play of Sailing
by Mark Jardine
What's working, what isn't, how clubs, classes and events are faring As I sit in my office on a balmy September morning, wondering why summer started on the same day as the meteorological calendar says that it was the start of autumn in the UK, I was thinking about the state of play in sailing.
Posted on 5 Sep 2023
Ben & Keira's Mirror Worlds Win
by Mark Jardine
Interview about the event, parent and child sailing, and future plans I spoke to Ben McGrane to find out more about how he and daughter Keira won the Mirror World Championship in Sligo, Ireland at the end of July, how their Hyde Sails performed, and what their future plans are.
Posted on 1 Sep 2023
When great X-pectations are surpassed
by Mark Jardine
The X-Yachts Gold Cup is something special The X-Yachts Gold Cup is something special: In an era where the reporting at many top events includes words such as pinnacle, performance and elite, what I heard from the competitors in Aarhus was all about community, fun, laughter, and camaraderie.
Posted on 21 Aug 2023
The Wonderful World of Regatta Weeks
by Mark Jardine
Appealing to sailors across the full age range, and nearly every conceivable type of boat At a grass-roots level, sailing and yacht clubs are the life blood of our sport. Our boats are kept there, most of our local sailing is run from there, and many social events are organised there. Without them sailing would be lost.
Posted on 8 Aug 2023
The Great Gig in the Sea
by Mark Jardine
On the horizon is the Ocean Globe Race, the next brainchild of Don McIntyre We're suffering from an embarrassment of riches in offshore sailing at the moment. Not that it's a bad thing, but it does make keeping up with everything that's happening in the yacht racing world a bit of a struggle.
Posted on 26 Jul 2023
Natural amphitheatres
by Mark Jardine
What is most important to you when you race your boat? What is more important to you when you race your boat: a fair and even wind across the entire course, or an idyllic setting with a stunning backdrop?
Posted on 11 Jul 2023
Can you still judge a boat by its lines?
by Mark Jardine
A great classic just looks right, and it's not just the gleaming varnish Look at any classic yacht, and within a moment you can tell whether she's fast or not. A great classic just looks right, and it's not just the gleaming varnish and sea of sails which gives you that impression. It's the lines.
Posted on 27 Jun 2023
Be brave and send it!
by Mark Jardine for IMCAUK
We spoke to the talented group of female sailors competing at the 2023 Moth Worlds We spoke to the talented group of female sailors competing at the 2023 Moth Worlds: Bermuda's Emily Nagel, Germany's Lisa Schweigert and Franzi Mäge, Great Britain's Josie Gliddon, Hattie Rogers and Bella Fellows and the USA's Helena Scutt.
Posted on 18 Jun 2023
The never-ending quest for even more speed
by Mark Jardine
Development in the International Moth is relentless Development in the International Moth is relentless. The pursuit of more speed is the driving force of the designers, builders and sailors alike.
Posted on 12 Jun 2023
On Test: TEMO-450 portable electric outboard
by Mark Jardine
Lightweight, IP67 waterproof, extendable pole provides a whole new option for your dinghy The TEMO-450 is a portable electric powered outboard, which differs substantially from other outboards on the market.
Posted on 6 Jun 2023
Sydney Harbour Marathon - Reviving a classic
by Mark Jardine
Long distance dinghy races have been popular for eons It can be said that sailing's diversity of classes is both a strength and a weakness. For some it means that whatever type of boat they want, there's going to a perfect match out there; for others, it dilutes one design fleets.
Posted on 30 May 2023
Interview with Rodney Longhurst
by Mark Jardine
The Riviera Australia Owner updates us on the 585 SUV and the exceptional new 58 Sports Motor Yacht Mark Jardine spoke to Rodney Longhurst, the Owner of Riviera Australia, in the AIMEX Garden at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2023.
Posted on 27 May 2023
Interview with Cure Marine's Director Dave Biggar
by Mark Jardine & John Curnow
We find out the latest about the Cure 55 performance cruising catamaran Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, spoke to Dave Biggar, Director or Cure Marine, in the AIMEX Garden at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2023.
Posted on 26 May 2023
The Next Generation
by Mark Jardine
What's going to come out of a shed in Lorient? What's going to come out of a shed in Lorient? That's a question that's almost constantly being asked as the latest IMOCA builds are revealed. The class is always innovating, always changing, and always pushing the boundaries of what's possible.
Posted on 17 May 2023
Anything but ordinary
by Mark Jardine
235 days at sea is a long, long time on any boat 235 days at sea is a long, long time on any boat. Couple that with being alone, sailing non-stop around the world, via the five Great Capes, without any outside assistance, and you have what has to be one of the greatest challenges available in sailing.
Posted on 2 May 2023
Bar talk, comment, and discussion
by Mark Jardine
Can we truly emulate club chat in the online world? A lot has changed in the online world in 20 years. Back then Friends Reunited was the go-to place for social media, Facebook was a year off from being founded, and Google was only five years old.
Posted on 18 Apr 2023
Define sailing
by Mark Jardine
Simple, isn't it? Defining the sport that we know and love... Simple, isn't it? Defining the sport that we know and love. Get in a boat, pull up the sails, sheet in and off we go. The problem is, defining what we know as sailing is becoming increasingly difficult.
Posted on 3 Apr 2023
Risk and reward
by Mark Jardine
Much more than a port tack flyer or banging a corner I've yet to meet a keen sailor who hasn't at some point banged a corner, usually after a poor start, and come out top at the windward mark. Nine times out of ten it won't work, but that one time where it does certainly brings out the smiles.
Posted on 20 Mar 2023
When did you discover Henri-Lloyd?
by Mark Jardine
For me it was as a kid in 1982 at the London Boat Show 60 years, six decades, three score. However you say it, it's a long time, especially when so much has changed in the intervening years since 1963. Throughout that time there has been a single watchword summing up Henri-Lloyd: Innovation.
Posted on 10 Mar 2023
It may not be the biggest...
by Mark Jardine
It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, held in the UK on the final weekend of February.
Posted on 6 Mar 2023
'Simply the Best'
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Dougal Henshall about his 5o5 tome For many years now the story of one of the sport's most iconic dinghies, the 5o5, has been shrouded in something of a mystery. Where did that wonderful reverse flared hull shape come from?
Posted on 26 Feb 2023
Interview with Europe sailor Hannah Carruthers
by Mark Jardine
At the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2023 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, spoke to 2021 Cadet class National Champion Hannah Carruthers about what attracted her to the Europe dinghy and why she's sailing one in 2023.
Posted on 26 Feb 2023
Nebuchadnezzar wins Concours d'Elegance
by Mark Jardine
Matrix insprired Shearwater announced as boat of the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show For the judging of the Concours d'Elegance, Mark Jardine, Editor of YachtsandYachting.com, was joined this year by British Sailing Team ILCA 7 sailor Micky Beckett.
Posted on 25 Feb 2023
Hindsight is a wonderful thing
by Mark Jardine
The contrast of emotions watching the KPMG Australia SailGP Sydney was stark The contrast of emotions watching the KPMG Australia SailGP Sydney was stark, even viewed from afar.
Posted on 20 Feb 2023
Continuing to #BackTheBid
by Mark Jardine
A bitter blow when it was announced Para Sailing would not be included in the LA28 Paralympics It was a bitter blow for sailing last week when the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced that Para Sailing would not be included in the LA28 Paralympic Games.
Posted on 7 Feb 2023
First Look: X Shore at boot Düsseldorf 2023
by Mark Jardine
Evolution of the Eelex 8000 and the new, game-changing X Shore 1 We spoke to Johan Astrom, CCO at X Shore, during boot Düsseldorf 2023 to find out more about the evolution of the Eelex 8000 and the new, game-changing X Shore 1.
Posted on 2 Feb 2023