Happy hump day sailors!
Dockside with Deb is back tonight at 7:00pm AEST, and I have a great interview lined up with experienced Search and Rescue aviation specialist Adrian Pettifor. This is one not to be missed! You can find out more and register here.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of news about cancelled and postponed events, and the bad news stretches all the way out to 2021 with the postponement of the Australian Yachting Championships (full story below).
For this week, I found a few interesting reads from the elite end of town, as well as some useful sailing weather how-to’s. Enjoy!
Until next week, happy sailing
Deb (MySail Founder)
Sailing News from Around the Web
Moving Parts | Lead Systems Engineer Andy ‘Animal’ McLean
Andrew ‘Animal’ McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer as well as a qualified mechanical engineer. He has a vast amount of experience, having competed for four America’s Cups and in two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). All that experience in both sailing and engineering has led him to his current role as Lead Systems Engineer at INEOS TEAM UK.
From Ineos Team UK | Read full article.
Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Clarisse Crémer
Behind the radiant smile there lies a resolute, talented fighter. Clarisse Crémer, the skipper of Banque-Populaire X may be an IMOCA and Vendée Globe bizuth, a rookie, but she is a fast learner and has a great mentor in defending champion Armel Le Cléac’h.
From Sail-World | Read full article.
How To Sail Through Fog (Don’t Forget To Enjoy It)
Sailing is the art of using the wind to move slowly at great expense. That act becomes substantially less satisfying, when hampered with reduced visibility.
From Life of Sailing | Read full article.
How to build your own weather forecast
Building your own bespoke weather forecast is the best way to get reliable weather updates so you can make better decisions at sea. Toby Heppell finds out how the experts do it.
From Yachting Monthly | Read full article.
2021 Australian Yachting Championships Update
The 2021 Australian Yachting Championships that were scheduled to be held in January next year have been postponed after a review by Australian Sailing.
From MySail News | Read full article.
First MC38 regatta win for Swish
Close to two years of shooting for a MC38 one design class top result finally yielded Steve Proud’s Swish team the main prize, on dreary Pittwater in the shortened five-race Act 4 winter pointscore.
From MySail News | Read the article.
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