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Sometimes you're just plain lucky
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You set a date for a sail, and there is no wind to speak of all morning You set a date for a sail, and there is no wind to speak of all morning. There's nary a breath when you show up after lunch, either. But you had a plan, and that included afternoon sea breezes.
Posted on 18 Jul
I'm so excited
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Indeed there are many reasons that I am so excited Indeed there are many reasons that I am so excited. So much so, that I could just about become one of the Pointer Sisters! Nearly. It would be the distinct lack of pitch in the upper vocal range that would bring me undone, however. Doh.
Posted on 13 Jul
Tucked in a funnel
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Well no. We are not off to investigate stowaways Well no. We are not off to investigate stowaways, and the funnel would be a lousy place, especially once they cranked up the mains.
Posted on 4 Jul
In vino veritas
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
I'm not the first to write about sailing's strong links to other of life's pursuits Now I would not be the first to write about sailing and its strong links to other of life's pursuits. The collecting and/or racing of automotive treasures, and viniculture, or even more precisely oenology come to mind without even trying.
Posted on 28 Jun
B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike Sugden
by Mark Jardine
Wired and wireless versions offer revolutionary gains We spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.
Posted on 26 Jun
The only dumb question
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Is the one not asked, right? This has to be one of my all time favourite sayings Is the one not asked, right? This has to be one of my all time favourite sayings, and seems as pertinent as ever, no matter whether you're around boats at the time, or driving a car and being aware of the speed cameras.
Posted on 20 Jun
Seldén sponsored sailors leave Falmouth
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
For the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race Last week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
Posted on 19 Jun
And we're done
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Over the last while we have made a point of looking at what the modern cruiser needs to be Over the last while we have made a point of looking at what the modern cruiser needs to be. It is a fairly subjective discussion on the one hand, given how different we all are, but there are some good, factual elements to consider...
Posted on 14 Jun
Almost there
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
We've been talking about boats over the last couple of newsletters We've been talking about boats over the last couple of newsletters. That's pretty handy considering we are cruising site…
Posted on 8 Jun
Not a segue
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
No there is not one being built right now. And to some, the next item is even a dirty word. No there is not one being built right now. And to some, the next item is even a dirty word. So before we get back in to talking about boats, as started last time in The School Bus, we are going to have a quick word on the subject of insurance.
Posted on 1 Jun
B&G's Vulcan Range
by Mark Jardine
More affordable than you may think With a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.
Posted on 23 May
The School Bus
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You've probably all heard the urban myth about the school bus that gets wedged in a tunnel? You've probably all heard the urban myth about the school bus that gets wedged in a tunnel? The driver, representatives of the bus line, roads board, police, and fire brigade are all hanging around discussing the best way to resolve the dilemma.
Posted on 18 May
Is she? Can she? Should she?
by John Curnow
It is simply marvellous how thought provoking the mere statement of a question can be It is simply marvellous how thought provoking the mere statement of a question in writing can actually be. Not your average, ‘Do you want milk in your coffee?' type suggestion.
Posted on 3 May
It's not easy
by John Curnow
Kermit probably had the most famous iteration containing those words as part of a longer statement. Kermit probably had the most famous iteration containing those words as part of a longer statement.
Posted on 26 Apr
How much is too much?
by John Curnow
Then along came the news that Oyster had been bought When this editorial was started, that headline was pertaining to something else entirely. Then along came the news that Oyster had been bought, and it seemed to not just fit, but be entirely in keeping. So it was kind of handy, as well as being apt...
Posted on 21 Mar
Did you miss us?
by John Curnow
Well we missed you. Apologies for the somewhat extended hiatus in between newsletters Well we missed you. Apologies for the somewhat extended hiatus in between newsletters, but it was important to get the new system correct in this new digital era, where simple things like emails can get blocked so quickly.
Posted on 1 Mar
Superyachts, 3Di, Dragons and detailing
by Mark Jardine
We speak to North Sails' Jens Christensen We spoke to Jens Christensen, who is based out of the North Sails loft in Herlev, Denmark, about the growth of superyachts, how 3Di has adapted to the demand of these vessels, and why the finishing and preventative maintenance is so important.
Posted on 26 Feb
Farr Yacht Design on environmental stewardship
by David Schmidt
An interview with Farr Yacht Design about environmental stewardship I caught up with Farr Yacht Design's Keith Carew via email to learn more about the firm's efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb
Interview with Seldén sponsored Susie Goodall
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
The only female participant in the Golden Globe Race 2018 heralds the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's historic non-stop solo circumnavigation on his 32-foot yacht Suhaili. 2018 also sees the start of the Golden Globe Race to celebrate Knox-Johnsons' epic adventure.
Posted on 9 Jan
A Q&A with author and world cruiser Wendy Hinman
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with author and world cruiser Wendy Hinman I caught up with bluewater cruiser and author Wendy Hinman to hear more about her latest book-writing and boat-building efforts.
Posted on 11 Dec 2017
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