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MySail Sail Racing News - Sailing & Yachting News From Around The Web

Happy hump day sailors,

Welcome to winter for our Southern Hemisphere readers! Although the weather might be getting colder, there is still lots of sailing happening in the south, and of course for our friends in the north, both the weather and the sailing is starting to warm up.

If you read my newsletter last week, you’ll remember I called out some recent disappointing behaviour on social media and made a call for people to be more supportive and positive with how they treat each other in the sport. It was great to get a number of people respond in agreement with this desire and some suggestions of their own – I’ve included a few of them here:

Emma from Australia suggests that using more gender neutral language can go along way to creating a more inclusive culture and help women feel welcomed.

Ellie from Canada points out that we should recognise that different people have different points of view, and that we should try to be respectful of these.

James from Australia suggests that leading by example and is a much more effective way to create change than throwing around negative comments.

Viki from New Zealand points out how excessive yelling onboard can make people feel very uncomfortable and put some people off sailing all together (you can read more in her article ‘Are you a Shouty Skipper?’ linked below). 

Thanks to everyone who responded!

Enjoy reading some of the latest sailing news and stories from around the web.

Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb Dalziel
Founder, MySail

NEWS

Sailing News from Around the Web

18ft Skiffs: The Golden Era

The 1970s is often referred to as the ‘Golden Era of 18ft Skiff Racing’ as it produced large, competitive fleets at both the Australian 18 Footers League and Sydney Flying Squadron, a strong, fleet at the Brisbane 18 Footers Club on the Brisbane River, and an incredible era of progress and achievements for the New Zealand designers, builders and competitors at the Auckland Sailing Club.

From MySail News | Read full article.

https://news.mysail.team/sailing-news/18ft-skiffs-the-golden-era/

Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Apollo Bay Race

Another Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) Apollo Bay race has been run and won, with Alien (R880) claiming victory as overall race winner.

From Sail-World | Read full article.

https://www.sail-world.com/news/238024

Junior Earns Olympic Selection in the Finn Class

Josh Junior knows how significant it is to have earned selection for the Tokyo Olympics in the Finn class.

From MySail News | Read full article.

https://news.mysail.team/sailing-news/junior-earns-olympic-selection-in-the-finn-class/

How to Lose, And How Not To

Consider some old-school advice on easy ways to finish well by not making these simple mistakes.

From Sailing World | Read full article.

https://www.sailingworld.com/story/how-to/how-to-lose-and-how-not-to/

Are you a Shouty Skipper?

So I was at a bar the other day chatting away to a couple of people I’d just met, and as is often the case in all conversations with yachties speaking to well – anyone really, we got on to the subject of sailing.

From Astrolab Sailing | Read full article.

https://astrolabesailing.com/2021/05/15/are-you-a-shouty-skipper/

Whisker Poles and other IRC Prescriptions

The ‘whisker pole’ issue has been addressed by amendments to the IRC rule and a prescription permitting headsails in Australia to be poled out to windward.

From Australian Sailing | Read full article.

https://www.sailingresources.org.au/news/whisker-poles-and-other-irc-prescriptions/