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Riviera 4800 Sport Yacht - Just move with the times
by John Curnow
Honestly. I cannot tell you how well it works, because I simply never used it! Honestly. I cannot tell you how well it works, because I simply never used it! No. Not the boat itself... I actually spent many enjoyable hours on board Riviera’s delightful 4800 Sport Yacht. Right. What I was referring to was the autopilot, and the reason for that lies in the very sentence immediately preceding this one. Enjoyment.
Posted on 17 Jul
Maritimo - Summa Cum Lauda (Pt II)
by John Curnow
In Part One of Summa Cum Lauda, we got to look at Maritimo’s concept to production ideology. In Part One of Summa Cum Lauda, we got to look at Maritimo’s concept to production ideology. We saw how it drives everything from a design and engineering point of view, as well as provide for all the members of the crew to have a perfection first mentality when performing their tasks. In Part Two we now look at customisation, competitors, as well as a new and big ‘something’.
Posted on 11 Jul
Maritimo - Summa Cum Lauda (Pt.I)
by John Curnow
There is no spelling mistake there. Using Lauda, not Laude, is absolutely intended. There is no spelling mistake there. Using Lauda, not Laude, is absolutely intended. Also, the meaning is identical to the Latin, with the greatest honour. However, our specific reference is to the Austrian F1 Ace, Niki Lauda, and pays homage to the former World Champion’s complete dedication to engineering prowess, and the ability to then back that up on the racetrack.
Posted on 6 Jul
Securely moored to the quay, or cast adrift?
by John Curnow
With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. However, when it comes to your insurer, you kind of expect that they’re going to be as bound to you as the standing rigging is to the mast, the ring frames to the hull, or the engine mounts to the runners, and the propellers to the shafts, skegs and cutlass bearings. Whom would you rather be insured with?
Posted on 15 Mar
From PLC to ZHIK- Crowie's transition from the multinationals
by Mark Jardine
We spoke to Zhik's CEO David Crow, known as Crowie, who works alongside the founder and former-CEO, Brian Conolly. We spoke to Zhik's CEO David Crow, known as Crowie, who came into the company from a corporate background and now works alongside the founder and former-CEO, Brian Conolly.
Posted on 12 Dec 2016
Knowing Harken takes years and years (Pt.I)
by John Curnow
You could imagine that being familiar with all that Harken produces and stands for is a lengthy process. You could imagine that being familiar with all that Harken produces and stands for is a lengthy process. So if you were going to be the person at the top in Australia, it would be best for you to have immersed yourself in sailing from an early age. When you grew up, being one of the technical service team would be more than a handy apprenticeship, as it were.
Posted on 19 Sep 2016
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
by John Curnow
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May 2016
Interview with 'Mr Harken UK' - we speak to Andy Ash-Vie
by Mark Jardine
We spoke to 'Mr Harken UK' Andy Ash-Vie about his early sailing and how he got into the marine industry. We spoke to 'Mr Harken UK' Andy Ash-Vie about his early sailing, how he got into the marine industry, how Harken UK have diversified and what sailing he has planned for 2016.
Posted on 10 May 2016
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
by John Curnow
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May 2016
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
by Rob Kothe, Sail-World.com & YachtsandYachting.com
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr 2016
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
by Rob Kothe Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar 2016
Laser creator Ian Bruce passes away (1933 - 2016)
by John Kerr
Ian Bruce, driving force behind the Laser dinghy, sadly passed away at his daughter's home on Monday March 21 2016. Ian Bruce, driving force behind the Laser dinghy, sadly passed away at his daughter's home on Monday March 21 2016. His legacy to our sport, Canadian sailing and his beloved Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club will be praised and honoured for years to come.
Posted on 24 Mar 2016
Pantaenius Insurance - Close is more than deep enough for some.
by John Curnow
As the sun finishes its day low behind the Nelson Bay marina, many a soul gathers above the rocks at the weigh station As the sun finishes its day low behind the Nelson Bay marina, many a soul gathers above the rocks at the weigh station. They could be local, from nearby or way farther afield and it is definitely not a sense of the macabre that draws them in. Rather, it is fascination and wonder, because for the sweeping majority, this is as close as they will ever get to Mother Nature’s marvels of the deep.
Posted on 14 Mar 2016
If Zika more damaging then Ebola, should Rio 2016 become London 2016?
by Rob Kothe & David Schmidt
185 days before the Rio Olympics, Brazil is reeling under the affects of the Zika virus. 185 days before the Rio Olympics, Brazil is reeling under the affects of the Zika virus. World-wide this virus could cause millions of babies to be born with a life damaging disability, perhaps this could a much bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa.
Posted on 1 Feb 2016
Rio 2016 Olympics - Do new health risks justify re-location?
by David Schmidt, Sail-World
Olympic athletes in Rio- A little-known virus is putting the Olympics-and possibly their futures-at risk. Ahead is the last vital months leading up to Rio 2016. Athletes have dedicated years of their lives to achieving excellence in the sport of sailing. Yet as these dedicated athletes fight hard to do well in a regatta that (country depending) helps determine Olympic berths, a little-known virus is putting the Olympics-and possibly their futures-at risk.
Posted on 30 Jan 2016
World Sailing – the only way is up - Interview with new CEO Andy Hunt
by Rob Kothe
ISAF decision making over the last decade has been to put it mildly ‘open to criticism'. ISAF decision making over the last decade has been to put it mildly ‘open to criticism'. The decision making processes within ISAF were widely criticized in the run up to the 2012 ISAF elections which installed Carlo Croce and his current executive who promised better things.
Posted on 20 Jan 2016
An updated look at the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge
by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor
While wingsails and hydrofoils deliver jaw-dropping speeds, long-time Cup fans know that something important was lost. While there’s no denying that wingsails, multihulls and hydrofoils can deliver some jaw-dropping speeds and impressive imagery, anyone who has been following America’s Cup sailing for more than a few decades understands that something important was lost as racing matriculated from the 12-Meter class and then the nationality rule (1980-2003) was dropped.
Posted on 16 Jan 2016
Youth Worlds - Malaysia cops a letter after excluding World Champions
by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL
World Sailing will take no substantive action against parties involved in the exclusion of two Youth world champions World Sailing will take no substantive action against parties involved in the exclusion of two world champions from the 2015 World Youth Championships Despite having identified that actions of the Malaysian authorities, in excluding competitors from Israel, broke three Articles of its Constitution or Regulations the Malaysian's penalty will be simply the receipt of a letter from World Sailing
Posted on 14 Jan 2016
Major changes in global sailing media
by Jedda Murphy
Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com join forces to expand global marine news network. Sail-World and YachtsandYachting join forces as YY Online Services Ltd., the publishers of YachtsandYachting.com, have announced the purchase of Sail-World group of websites at the London Boat Show
Posted on 14 Jan 2016
Seabin- Saving the world, one marina at a time
by David Schmidt, Sail-World Cruising Editor
Now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head Every now and then you hear of an idea that’s so jaw-droppingly simple and yet so effective that it makes you shake your head and wonder, ‘why not me’? Such is the case with the Seabin project, an automated marina rubbish bin that was designed to help remove plastic and other unsightly debris from the water.
Posted on 8 Jan 2016
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