If you missed last week’s episode of Dockside with Deb, I interviewed a panel of people who are giving back to their community through sailing. One of those was David Pescud, Founder of the Making Waves Foundation. They are currently raffling a Lexus to raise much needed funds for their organisation; if you’d like to show your support (or win a Lexus) you can enter here.
Tonight on Dockside with Deb I’m interviewing Greg Dziemidowicz who is one of the co-founders of MarineVerse, a virtual reality sailing program that lets you try sailing from the comfort of your home. We’ll kick off tonight at 7:00pm AEST – click here to register to attend and join the conversation.
Tonight we will also be doing something a little different. After the end of the session those who would like to join in for an online sail can join us using MarineVerse’s free online program Pancake sailor. Click here to find out more and download the required software for this session.
Lastly, if you’re stuck at home due to COVID-19 (or any reason) and would like to spend this time to up-skill for your next sailing adventure, I highly recommend you check out the ORCV Weather for Sailors courses.
That’s all for this week!
Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
SailGP Announces Addition of New Zealand Team
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – August 7, 2020 – Olympic gold medalists and defending America’s Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will join SailGP starting in the league’s second season as part of the newly formed New Zealand SailGP Team. The pair will serve as co-CEOs of the team and will begin racing when the championship returns in April 2021, with the first grand prix of the season set for San Francisco.
From MySail News | Read full article.
Outside the Comfort Zone
A decade on from her record-breaking round-the-world voyage, Jessica Watson talks to Sails about her latest feature film and her enduring love for the ocean.
From Sails | Read full article.
Getting A Feel for Steering
The beauty of a hand on the helm is the control and the unmistakable power of feel. When it feels right, it feels fast. Here’s a basic primer from the archives: Sailing World, June 1987.
From Sailing World | Read full article.
SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020 Cancelled
The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) 2020 committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s regatta, which was to be held from 27 August to 2 September.
From Afloat | Read full article.
AMSA Safety Alert – Fire Prevention and Protection
Bay of Islands Sailing Week: Entries Now Open
Entries are officially open for the 18th CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta, which will take place from 26 to 29 January, 2021.
From Sail-World | Read the article.