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Cruising Northern Hemisphere Editorial

Recent editorial articles are listed below, but you can also discover what our individual authors are writing

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Chicken? Or the…
by John Curnow, Global Editor, Sail-WorldCruising.com
Yep. That would be eggs. Except what you're looking at here are smoked eggs... Yep. That would be eggs. Except what you're looking at here are smoked eggs, and I was just recently talking with Julie, the innovator who created them, somewhat by mistake...
Posted on 1 Mar 2021
REPAIR-REWEAR: Henri-Lloyd Repair Service
by Mark Jardine
Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint Extend the life of your technical clothing, reduce your environmental footprint.
Posted on 5 Feb 2021
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