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

G’day sailors!

I’m excited to write this with renewed optimism that I might be able to get out on the water again soon, and sure there are many others that are feeling the same way at the moment. 

For those lucky sailors in New Zealand, many have already been able to get out on the water due to a relaxation of the rules and the introduction of contact tracing procedures. The MySail crew management app supports this contact tracing – you can find out how here.

For the first time in a while, there are a few news stories about races scheduled for or planning to be held over the next few months. I’ve included a few of these stories below, and will start to update the MySail event schedule as these dates get locked in. If you would like to add your club’s events, send us an email and we can help.

Thank you to those who have been joining me for Dockside with Deb over the last few weeks. There is no event this week as I am taking the Australia Sailing Equipment Auditor Club Course so I can help yachts tick off this requirement and get out on the water as soon as possible. We will reconvene next week, and for those who missed last week’s session with CYCA Commodore Paul Billingham, we had an issue with the recording file but I am working with the provider to get this fixed and up on our Facebook page ASAP.

Until next week, happy sailing 😊⛵
Deb (MySail Founder)

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Sailing News from Around the Web

October Start for Rescheduled Noakes Sydney Gold Coast

The 2020 Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, a major lead-up event prior to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has been rescheduled to start in October.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Time Sensitive

With timetables squeezed on the water and in the shed ahead of the first scheduled racing in December, time has become a precious commodity for both Emirates Team New Zealand and the challenger syndicates.

From Sails | Read full article.

Vendee Globe on Track for November 8 Start

Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. 

From Yachtracing.Life | Read full article.

COVID-19 Impacting Weather Forecasts

Normally, there are over 10,000 manned and automatic surface weather stations, 1,000 upper-air stations, 7,000 ships, 100 moored and 1,000 drifting buoys, hundreds of weather radars and 3,000 specially equipped commercial aircraft measuring key parameters of the atmosphere, land and ocean surface every day.

From | Read full article.

Young 88s Plan a Covid 19 Safe Return to Sailing

Shorthanded sailing leads the charge, building to fully crewed events and culminating with the postponed Harken Nationals now planned for November.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Spinnaker Trim Essentials

Good spinnaker trim starts with good communication between trimmer and helmsman, but there are subtleties in the trimming that make a big difference.

From Sailing World | Read full article.

Creating a New Normal for Sailing

Hugh McGugan (Chair of Sail Canada) and Don Adam (CEO of Sail Canada) provide leadership for activating the sport in Canada:

From Scuttlebutt Sailing News | Read full article.