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Cruising Northern Hemisphere Editorial

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Loads of amenity - Goes like a cut cat
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
As the first Cure 55 steps closer to being splashed it looked more like a Purosangue to me As the first Cure 55 steps ever closer to being splashed, I could not help thinking that it was a lot like the Ferrari Purosangue. More space than your typical two-seat hypercar, yet with the punch to dispatch distances and pretenders with complete ease.
Posted on 16 May
Not on a mission - Just simply IS the mission
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
So if life is an adventure, and we are here to master the addiction, this may help all of us So if life is an adventure, and we are here to master the addiction, Renate Klocke might have the keys to success for us all. She only first stepped onto a boat six years ago, and crossed the two big oceans in the process.
Posted on 28 Mar
Tom Davis on the North Sails' new cruising sails
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Tom Davis about the North Sails' newest cruising cloth Sail-World checked in with Tom Davis, North Sails' commercial director, to learn more about RENEW, the company's newest and most sustainable panel laminate cruising sailcloth.
Posted on 5 Mar
A+T 500 series Wind Sensors
by Mark Jardine
For the highest accuracy and faster response A+T Instruments may be a name that needs introducing to you in the world of performance marine instrumentation. They are a group of highly qualified engineers who are taking a no-compromise approach to constructing the best sensors and instruments.
Posted on 9 Feb
Marine Insurance: One size doesn't fit all!
by Mark Jardine
Stoneways Marine Insurance supporting the infrastructure of the sailing world A huge part of the work at Stoneways Marine Insurance is supporting the infrastructure of the sailing world, the marine businesses that create, maintain, store and provide for the yachts and pleasure craft which we enjoy on the water.
Posted on 5 Feb
U can't touch this
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Reputedly, the very words that came out of MC Hammer's mouth that created the song Reputedly, these were the very words that came out of MC Hammer's mouth. They then went on to become the immortal tune.
Posted on 15 Jan
TEMO·1000 electric outboard motor defies the norm
by Mark Jardine
Innovative, powerful, quiet and emmision-free TEMO are an innovative French company who look at solutions in a different way. We'd already taken a close look at the TEMO·450, with its extendable pole, rather than the traditional shape of engine housing at the top, and now we've tried the TEMO·1000.
Posted on 2 Jan
Upcycling your Recycling part 3
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Brother from another mother Thank you. You have catapulted this thread's two other siblings into the outstanding category. Upcycling your Recycling, and then a little later on, Upcycling your Recycling – Sister from another Mister looked at a Volvo 70 mould, and a former TP52.
Posted on 22 Dec 2023
Seldén's new range of winches and winch handles
by Mark Jardine
Presented by Mats-Uno Fredrikson at METSTRADE We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson at METSTRADE 2023 about the new range of manual and electric self-tailing winches.
Posted on 19 Dec 2023
Under the skin of the J/112E
by Mark Jardine
What happens under the layer of gelcoat on a yacht is inherently invisible to the naked eye What happens under the layer of gelcoat on a yacht is inherently invisible to the naked eye. At a boat show what you see is the shine and the shape, the glitz, and the glamour.
Posted on 4 Nov 2023
8 up to 11 to 1
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Now you cannot have that discussion without first having one about displacement Now you cannot have that discussion without first having one about displacement. In fact, they really do need to be concurrently, but so as not to get fixated on the latter, let's sort of let it coast along so that we get stuck into the former.
Posted on 12 Oct 2023
Interview with Raymarine's Grégoire Outters
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the Managing Director about the huge changes in marine electronics We spoke to Grégoire Outters, Managing Director of Raymarine to find out more about the marine electronics company, his role, the challenges faced, and where he sees development being concentrated in the decade to come.
Posted on 10 Oct 2023
Upcycling your Recycling – Sister from another Mr
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Over on our sister site Powerboat.World, we ran an Editorial entitled, Upcycling your Recycling Recently, over on our sister site Powerboat.World, we ran an Editorial entitled, Upcycling your Recycling. It looked at how the carbon fibre mould for a Volvo 70 was to become a stabilised monohull for long distance, super-efficient cruising.
Posted on 24 Sep 2023
RNLI 200 All Hands On Deck launch
by RNLI
Host a fundraising event in 2024 and celebrate 200 years of lifesaving In 2024, the RNLI will have been saving lives for 200 years. Could your sailing club help us ensure we can be there for generations of sailors to come? Host a fundraising event in 2024 and celebrate 200 years of lifesaving with us.
Posted on 21 Sep 2023
The big show and sailing (Cannes)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
For some, going yachting means sticks, rags, and spray in your face It depends on where you live and grew up. For some, going yachting means sticks, rags, and spray in your face. Conversely, for so many others, the term yachting describes large vessels, parties, luncheons, tenders, small ports where booking is essential
Posted on 7 Sep 2023
Going big. Going bold. Going in style (and green)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
A far-reaching conversation with Sunreef's Global Sales Director, Simon Turner Hilariously, as a conversation about colour, boating and green itself are not usually good bedfellows. Then again, we talk about greenies coming over the deck, so go figure...
Posted on 5 Sep 2023
Is the cookie cutter relevant in the digital age?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Please note that this is an oversimplification, but there is still plenty of reason Please note from the outset that this is an oversimplification. It does, however, serve as brilliant analogy on a number of levels.
Posted on 4 Jul 2023
On Test: TEMO-450 portable electric outboard
by Mark Jardine
Lightweight, IP67 waterproof, extendable pole provides a whole new option for your dinghy The TEMO-450 is a portable electric powered outboard, which differs substantially from other outboards on the market.
Posted on 6 Jun 2023
Interview with Cure Marine's Director Dave Biggar
by Mark Jardine & John Curnow
We find out the latest about the Cure 55 performance cruising catamaran Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, spoke to Dave Biggar, Director or Cure Marine, in the AIMEX Garden at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2023.
Posted on 26 May 2023
When did you discover Henri-Lloyd?
by Mark Jardine
For me it was as a kid in 1982 at the London Boat Show 60 years, six decades, three score. However you say it, it's a long time, especially when so much has changed in the intervening years since 1963. Throughout that time there has been a single watchword summing up Henri-Lloyd: Innovation.
Posted on 10 Mar 2023
Captain Adventure sets sail (again)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Nick Jaffe has a history of taking it on. No doubt about it Nick Jaffe has a history of taking it on. No doubt about it. There's also a scoreboard, if you like, but that's definitely not of his doing, or his style for that matter.
Posted on 23 Feb 2023
A look back at the 2023 AWBF
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail World AUS
Immensely popular with participants and spectators alike, this is some of the fun had.... Immensely popular with participants and spectators alike, this is some of the fun from out on the water at the start of the 2023 Australian Wooden Boat Festival.
Posted on 14 Feb 2023
Cure - the prequel
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Light, strong, modern, and fast: four adjectives that sum this up Light, strong, modern, and fast. Four adjectives, and they're pretty much the total summation of the Cure Marine Custom 70 you're looking at here.
Posted on 22 Dec 2022
They come in threes
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Ordinarily, you'd assume the worst when you see that line, but it's all good news! Ordinarily, you'd assume the worst when you see that line. It's like ‘Oh no', what's next if you're on the second, or ‘check this out' if you're looking back at all three in wonderment, if somewhat obscured by the tears in your eyes.
Posted on 30 Nov 2022
Video Interview with Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson
by Mark Jardine
Taking a closer look at Seldén's electronically driven sail handling products at METSTRADE Swedish mast and deck hardware manufacturer, Seldén Mast has expanded its range of electronically driven sail handling products with the launch of the CXe45 two-speed electric Code 0 furler. We spoke to Seldén's Mats-Uno Fredrikson to find out more.
Posted on 28 Nov 2022
Interview with Ocean Safety's Alistair Hackett
by Mark Jardine
Discussing marine safety and innovative lifesaving equipment at METS 2022 Ocean Safety's Managing Director Alistair Hackett, discusses marine safety and innovative lifesaving equipment at METS 2022 with Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine.
Posted on 23 Nov 2022
Interview about Yanmar's e-saildrive development
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Igor van de Burgt and Bas Eerden at METSTRADE 2022 We spoke to Yanmar's Igor van de Burgt, Application Engineer, Engineering and Development, and Bas Eerden, Global Sales Manager, about the development of e-saildrive, scheduled for launch in 2024.
Posted on 22 Nov 2022
Interview with Cyclops Marine CTO Ed Colby
by Mark Jardine
We find out the latest from the high technology company at METSTRADE We spoke to Ed Colby of Cyclops Marine during METSTRADE 2022 about the latest innovations that they have made, including the world's first Wireless Load Pin for Sailing Yachts, which was nominated for a DAME Design Award.
Posted on 17 Nov 2022
Autism on the Water
by Mark Jardine
We speak to the charity's founder Murray MacDonald We spoke to Murray MacDonald, who runs the charity Autism on the Water, which is committed to raising awareness of the autistic spectrum through the sport of sailing and helping autistic people to access sailing.
Posted on 3 Nov 2022
Romancing the stone
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Strap in for a long editorial! It's about two cruisers who could really help you... Strap in. This is a long editorial. However, if you are already a cruiser, or planning on becoming one soon, long passages are/will be something you are way familiar with.
Posted on 18 Oct 2022
The Changing Face(s) of Cruising
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
We looked at the changing faces of cruising boats, so now let's look at us For quite some time now, we have looked very closely at the changing faces of the boats we take cruising. I suppose we could go back and find the root article, but it is going to be more than a few years...
Posted on 8 Jul 2022
Understanding safety onboard
by Ocean Safety
With Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett YachtsandYachting.com's Mark Jardine talks to Ocean Safety Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE and Ocean Safety MD Alistair Hackett to get a better understanding of the safety features needed onboard yachts.
Posted on 29 Jun 2022
The road to responsibility
by Henri-Lloyd / Mark Jardine
It's easier said than done Achieving the goal of becoming a responsible technical clothing brand is hard. If it was easy then every manufacturer would do it in an instant and shout from the tallest building that their clothing was 100% green, carbon neutral and recyclable.
Posted on 8 Jun 2022
The Eco Warrior
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Thoughts around the theme of compare and contrast have been floating around It is not that long ago that the idea of a cruiser designed to stay off-grid for prolonged periods of time came in the form of a monohull with perhaps a raised coachhouse, but a small cockpit, and an undignified helm position.
Posted on 19 Apr 2022
Perfect. 10.
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
The Secchi Disk Study enters its tenth year, thanks to sailors Just brilliant. No need to mention the bumbling comedy of Dudley More in 10, or the utter brilliance of Romania's Nadia Comaneci back in 1976 at Montreal. Ooops. I just did. Sorry.
Posted on 7 Feb 2022
Interview with Marine Resources CEO and Founder
by Mark Jardine
James Ward talks about the dramatic shift in the jobs market The marine industry has boomed since the pandemic as more people discover the benefits of being out on the water, leading to dramatic shift in the jobs market.
Posted on 18 Jan 2022
Pent up; latent; smouldering; underlying
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Timing is everything Timing is everything. Whether that's the punch line of a joke, arriving home early, or late, so as to be there or not be there, depending on the mission at hand... Of course another crucial action requiring expertly deft timing, is passage making.
Posted on 24 Nov 2021
Interview with PowerUP Energy Technologies CEO
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg at METSTRADE 2021 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, talks to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO and founder of PowerUP Energy Technologies, at METSTRADE 2021 to find out more about their fuel cell generators which use pure hydrogen gas as fuel.
Posted on 22 Nov 2021
First look at METS 21: Scanstrut Flip Pro and Nest
by Mark Jardine
Bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat Mark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.
Posted on 16 Nov 2021
For the sheer joy of it - part II
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
We're ready to roll with more of the story of the stunning J/45 We're ready to roll with Part II of the story of the stunning J/45. Before we do that, a big thank you to everyone who has read the first instalment, and provided their thoughts, input, and feedback.
Posted on 11 Nov 2021
Of breathing, pretzels, and other funky things…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
I could have gone on, too. If it were not for the lack of space, we would have also seen, origami... I could have gone on, too. If it were not for the lack of space, we would have also seen, origami, wellness, Zen, mindfulness, circumspection, balance and contemplation.
Posted on 3 Nov 2021
For the sheer joy of it. (Part I)
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
J/Boats' new J/45 is here. So alert the media. Oh. That'd be us… J/Boats' new J/45 is here. So alert the media. Oh. That'd be us… Anyway, we not only know about the J/45, we very much kind of love it.
Posted on 28 Oct 2021
Hooray for the hundredth!
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Here is our card to the J/99, which will soon enough have 100 vessels sailing all around the world. Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.
Posted on 26 Sep 2021
Did someone say, Goldilocks?
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
Flagstaff Marine's Graham Raspass had set up the informal conversation with Gianguido Girotti... Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.
Posted on 29 Aug 2021
Romantic notions
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Passport out, stamp on page, I'm off kind of thing. It's just a bit of weather… It almost doesn't matter what boat it is. Brush strokes, textures, changes in light, fine details, spray, and wind all combine to transport you. Passport out, stamp on page, I'm off kind of thing. It's just a bit of weather…
Posted on 11 Aug 2021
Henri-Lloyd #BlueAugust
by Mark Jardine
Turning the Tide on Ocean Plastics Together Our environment and the climate are featuring heavily in the news, and it's clear that the time for action is now with sustainability needing to be part of every step that we take in our lives.
Posted on 11 Aug 2021
The big end of town
by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS
That would be 60 to 100 in the old language, so that means feet... That would be 60 to 100 in the old language. So that means feet, and whilst some will be 20-30 tons, quite a few will be double that or more. How come?
Posted on 18 Jul 2021
The good, the incredible, and the brilliant
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Ever since writing 'More Grit' I have been on somewhat of a Western trip Ever since writing More Grit! I have been on somewhat of a Western trip. It was only further solidified after actually meeting both the incredible Bill Hatfield, and the brilliant Jeanne Socrates.
Posted on 16 Jun 2021
In conversation with Jelte Liebrand
by Mark Jardine
The tech-savvy navigation entrepreneur savvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand...
Posted on 6 May 2021
More Grit!
by John Curnow, Global Editor, SailWorldCruising.com
Our good friend, inspirational sailor, champion human being: Jeanne Socrates Sounds like the title to a new Western movie. Perhaps even the sequel to True Grit. Alas, it is not. It is a reference to our good friend, inspirational sailor, and champion human being, Jeanne Socrates.
Posted on 4 May 2021
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