G’day you salty sea dogs,
For tonight’s edition of Dockside with Deb, I have a great interview lined up with former America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race sailor Nick Bice. Nick is now Commercial Director at Usafe Global (creating some pretty cool life saving devices) and part of the Bar Karate podcast team. To find out more about Nick, check out the last article below which is one I found in the Down Under Sail archives and provides some good background information.
Some sad news out of Queensland Monday, with a man reported to have fallen overboard and the the air and water search to find him unsuccessful. The Queensland Police has said the 54 year old was not wearing a lifejacket when he fell overboard on Saturday.
The NOR for the 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race has been released; the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic has arrived in New Zealand ahead of the 36th America’s Cup; and more sailing news below.
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Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Search Scaled Back for Man who Fell Overboard off Gladstone
An extensive air and water search for a 54-year-old man who fell from a sailing boat in waters off Bustard Head which began on Friday has been scaled back. The boat is believed to have been en route from Gladstone to Bundaberg.
Date set for 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce the release of the Notice of Race and opening of entries for the rescheduled 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
From Mysail News | Read full article.
America’s Cup: U.S. Challenge Arrives in New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand (June 29, 2020) – Defiant, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. The AC75 was shipped through the Gulf of Mexico, transited the Panama Canal and then crossed the Pacific after departing from the team’s winter base in Pensacola, Florida on May 28.
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.
Vendée Globe: Without Assistance Means… Without Assistance
‘Without Assistance’ is the third pillar of the Vendée Globe complementing ‘Solo’ and ‘Non-Stop’. Some would say it is the fundamental principle which is open to most interpretation.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
How to Determine if Your Mainsail Fits Your Mast
Hang out on the docks long enough and one topic you’ll hear plenty of is mast and mainsail fit; whether the luff curve is correct for the mast or the mast is set up correctly for the mainsail. There’s much to consider in order to determine if things are as they should be, but it all starts with knowing what to look for.
From Sailing World | Read full article.
Tour Volvo’s Boatyard With Nick Bice
The next edition of the iconic Volvo Ocean Race is in hardcore-preparation mode as the staff at The Boatyard begin to put the seven Volvo Ocean 65s through the refit phase.
From Down Under Sail | Read full article.
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