Tonight on Dockside with Deb I’m excited to welcome international laser champion and trailblazer in women’s sailing, Vanessa Dudley. As usual, we’ll kick off at 7:00pm AEST – listen in live on Facebook or click here to join the conversation.
For this week’s news I’ve found a couple of great how-to articles, some stories of sailing old and new, and some inspiration for those itching to get back out on the water – check them out below.
For those currently stuck at home, I wish you the best as you get through your iso.
Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Sailboat Racing Starts Done Right
The building blocks of a good start are understanding the line setup, how quickly you approach, and making sure you’re at full speed.
From Sailing World | Read full article.
What You Should Know About Your Battens
Thinking about battens? Preparing for a new season is something that is on everyone’s mind. Whether you’re staging your boat to launch, planning an extended cruise, or hoisting your sails for a weeknight club race, it’s important to make sure you’ve got your battens installed properly and tensioned correctly.
From North Sails | Read full article.
What it’s really like to sail an AC75?
What is it really like to sail an AC75 every day? INEOS Team UK grinder David Carr reveals for Yachting World what life is like in Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup crew.
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.
18ft Skiffs: John ‘Steamer’ Stanley
John ‘Steamer’ Stanley is the person to go to for historical information and photographic images regarding the 18 Footers, now it’s time to take a look at John’s own history when it comes to all things 18ft Skiff sailing and yachting.
From mysailing.com.au | Read full article.
Video: 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race
The 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race starts on 9th January 2021 from Lanzarote’s Puerto Calero Marina and will finish in Grenada at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina.
From the Royal Ocean Racing Club | Read full article.
Meet the Yacht Families Trading Winter for Fiji’s Sunny Shores Despite Coronavirus
While most Australians shiver through a cold August winter, Kris Fothergill and his family have sailed into tropical Fiji after the Pacific Island country opened its new Blue Lane initiative.
From ABC News | Read the article.