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The relentless pace of change
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Kenny Read about developments at North Sails We spoke to Kenny Read about the some of the North Sails developments and looked forward, discussing the relentless pace of change in sailing, the continual development of 3Di, the impact of Helix, environmental responsibilities and innovations.
Posted on 16 Dec 2019
Chickens and Eggs
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
You know the real answer is I have no idea which came first You know the real answer is I have no idea whether the egg was before the proverbial chicken, or the other way around. Equally, I'm not sure whether the ‘end of life' boats triggered this editorial, or perhaps it was the repurposing of sails
Posted on 4 Dec 2019
Barton Marine's Quick Cleat
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Suzanne Blaustone at METS 2019 Mark Jardine speaks to Suzanne Blaustone, Managing Director of Barton Marine, about Quick Cleat - an innovation that provides the best alternative to tying knots, securing numerous items around boats, trailers and marinas.
Posted on 29 Nov 2019
Seldén SMF - Synchronized Main Furling
by Mats-Uno Fredrikson & Mark Jardine
We speak to Scott Alexander at METSTRADE 2019 Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine talks to Seldén's Scott Alexander about their SMF (Synchronized Main Furling) system at METSTRADE 2019.
Posted on 25 Nov 2019
Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019
by Mark Jardine
Navico's President and Chief Executive Officer Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands.
Posted on 20 Nov 2019
Wireless charging technology from Scanstrut
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Grant Fox at METSTRADE 2019 Scanstrut have been innovating with wireless charging technology for a couple of years, demonstrating prototype magnetic and clasp mobile phone chargers at the 2018 METSTRADE Show.
Posted on 19 Nov 2019
Get on the Water with Borrow a Boat
by Mark Jardine
We caught up with Matt Ovenden about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all We caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.
Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothing
by Gael Pawson
More and more technical fabrics are made out of recycled plastic bottles A staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.
Posted on 24 Oct 2019
Just wandering
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Sitting down beside the river, I allowed myself to wander... Sitting down beside the Richmond River, just before it goes on to meet the Tasman Sea, I allowed myself the time to wander. For sure I was seated, so the meandering was taking place purely in that space that is nearly as good for you as deep sleep.
Posted on 15 Oct 2019
Make 2019 count! Beach clean
by Gael Pawson
Big or small, here's how to make it fun It might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.
Posted on 13 Sep 2019
Just how close?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Thoughts of record books are far from Jeanne Socrates' mind Thoughts of record books are far from Jeanne Socrates' mind. Frustration is actually the number one element the inimitable and inspirational sailor is dealing with presently.
Posted on 29 Aug 2019
Make 2019 count! Travel
by Gael Pawson
One thing us sailors love is to travel So one thing us sailors love is to travel - open meetings, regattas, even the club we belong to might not be on our doorstep. How can we continue to enjoy our sport but make our participation more sustainable at the same time?
Posted on 10 Aug 2019
You don't have to look too far…
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It is always important to keep the eyes out of the boat when sailing It is always important to keep the eyes out of the boat when sailing. Alas, we won't have to be peering at the horizon to get a handle on this one....
Posted on 10 Aug 2019
The definition of Safety Gear
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Of course everyone has it, and everyone hopes they never have to use it Of course everyone has it, and equally, everyone hopes they never have to use it. However, when it all goes South on you, it's really good to know it is all there, and in working order...
Posted on 8 Jul 2019
Make 2019 count! Food and drink
by Gael Pawson
How sailors who love the sea can think about what they eat and drink There are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.
Posted on 5 Jul 2019
Never Say Die!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Jeanne Socrates - already incredibly inspirational She's already incredibly inspirational, however she is probably best described as the human embodiment of perseverance, resilience, and dogged determination.
Posted on 19 Jun 2019
Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposable
by Gael Pawson
What do Olympic gold medallist sailors use? If we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.
Posted on 12 Jun 2019
Learn from the best
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
She certainly knows a lot about the ecstasy of it all, and certainly the agony Even if that means having to take in some of the worst. Yes, she certainly knows a lot about the ecstasy of it all, and certainly the agony that goes with it. She has been a really good pal to us all here at Sail-World over the years.
Posted on 7 Jun 2019
Not the only one
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
It would be wonderful to be able to do all the miles you have in your mind It would be wonderful to be able to do all the miles you have in your mind. Alas, especially at the moment, it is just not going to happen.
Posted on 16 May 2019
Heading towards the top
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
A little while back we got to meet solo sailor Andrew Bedwell A little while back in "Still here, promise" we got to meet Andrew Bedwell. He captured our imagination for a couple of reasons. He had already sailed up to Iceland, and he was doing it all because his young daughter was inspiring him.
Posted on 10 May 2019
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