Happy hump day sailors,
I’m excited to be interviewing CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham tonight on Dockside with Deb. We’ll talk about what it’s like to be the Commodore of one of Australia’s preeminent yacht clubs, as well as what goes into organising the iconic Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
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To help get you in the mood, I’ve pulled up an article from the archives. Our “Beginners Guide: Preparing for a Crew Position in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race” gives interested sailors a great overview of what they can do to work towards and secure a crew spot for the Rolex Sydney Hobart.
As always, check out the articles below for some of this week’s top sailing and racing news from around the web.
Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Spithill Goes Sailing
America’s Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill explains the freedom of his role inside the Italian Challenger of Record.
From Sailing World | Read full article.
The Evolution of Kiwi Yacht Design
The spectacular evolution of NZ sailing over the last half-century is punctuated with design visionaries who did things ‘differently’. Comparing two from either end of this 50-year spectrum – their education, design approach and tools of trade – makes for a fascinating contrast.
From Live Sail Die | Read full article.
Beginners Guide: Preparing for a Crew Position in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
Over the last few months managing MySail, I have noticed there are lots of new sailors keen to get on-board and do the ‘big race’ – the iconic 628NM Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that sets off each year on 26 December.
From MySail News | Read full article.
RORC Time Over Distance – Dee Caffari: Dare, Dream, Discover!
Dee Caffari has sailed around the world six times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions, and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
Official Film: Volvo Ocean Race 2001-02
The 2001-02 race was the first to be run as The Volvo Ocean Race, with the Swedish company taking ownership of the event, previously known as the Whitbread Round the World Race, for a tenure that would extend through the 2017-18 edition. It would also be the last race to start in the UK.
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.
Racing Rules explained – Rule 16
16.1 When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boat room to keep clear.
From the CYCA | Read full article.