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Cruising Northern Hemisphere Editorial

Articles written by David Schmidt are listed below.
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R2AK, Newport Bermuda Race, Mac Solo Challenges
by David Schmidt
R2AK update, Newport Bermuda Race, Mac Solo Challenges The past week has been a big one for North American sailing, with the start of the Race to Alaska, the Newport Bermuda Race, and the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society's Mac Solo Challenges.
Posted on 20 Jun
France SailGP's sustainability and diversity work
by David Schmidt
Bruno Dubois on the France SailGP Team's sustainability and diversity efforts I checked in with Bruno Dubois, team manager of the France SailGP Team, via email, to learn more about their Season 3 sustainability and diversity efforts.
Posted on 15 Jun
Somers Kempe on the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race
by David Schmidt
An interview with Somers Kempe on the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race Sail-World checked in with Somers Kempe, chairman of the 2022 Newport Bermuda race, via email, to learn more about this classic bluewater contest.
Posted on 14 Jun
Paul Dierze on the 2022 Sunfish North Americans
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the Sunfish Class Representative Sail-World checked in with Paul Dierze, Sunfish Class Representative, via email, to learn more about the 2022 Sunfish North American Championship.
Posted on 13 Jun
Peter Menzel on the 2021 Dragon World Championship
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta manager at Segelclub Kühlungsbrn I checked in with Peter Menzel, regatta manager of the Segelclub Kühlungsbrn, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Dragon World Championship regatta.
Posted on 8 Jun
North American adventure and distance racing
by David Schmidt
The next two weeks offer a lot to love If you live in North America and are interested in adventure and offshore racing, the next two weeks offer a lot to love.
Posted on 7 Jun
John Clarkson on the Carter Lake Sailing Club Open
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair of the 2022 event Sail-World checked in with John Clarkson, regatta chair of the 2022 Carter Lake Sailing Club Open, via email, to learn more about this high-elevation regatta.
Posted on 1 Jun
Tonja Sanchez-Holmes on the J/24 U.S. Nationals
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-chair of the event Sail-World checked in with Tonja Sanchez-Holmes, co-chair of the 2022 J/24 U.S. National Championship and the J/24 governor's representative and class measurer, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design keelboat event.
Posted on 25 May
Eric Bernstein on the 2022 CSA Cat Scramble Regatt
by David Schmidt
An interview with Eric Bernstein on the 2022 CSA Cat Scramble Regatta Sail-World checked in with Eric Bernstein, 2022 fleet captain of the Carlyle Sailing Association, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design multihull regatta.
Posted on 24 May
Memorial Day racing, Summit Stockholm, Vendée
by David Schmidt
This is a great time to be a sailor in North America This is a great time to be a sailor in North America. Days are still waxing light, Memorial Day races are in the front window, as are the Newport Bermuda Race and other classic distance races, and the regatta calendar is full of great events.
Posted on 24 May
Roland Fournier on the 2022 U.S. Finn Nationals Ch
by David Schmidt
An interview with Roland Fournier on the 2022 U.S. Finn National Championships Sail-World checked in with Roland Fournier, event chair of the 2022 U.S. Finn National Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design event.
Posted on 17 May
Ryan Schenck on the 2022 RS Aero North Americans
by David Schmidt
Being hosted by the Davis Island Yacht Club, in Tampa, Florida Sail-World checked in with Ryan Schenck, co-chair of the 2022 RS Aero North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 16 May
Heather Ruhsam on The Sailing Museum's opening
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the executive director of the museum Sail-World checked in with Heather Ruhsam, executive director of The Sailing Museum, via email, to learn more about this exciting new institution.
Posted on 12 May
America's Cup news, Sail Canada report, TOR Update
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA The 2024 America's Cup might feel like a long way over the horizon as North America just begins to enter its 2022 sailing season, but the wheels are already turning for the 37th Defense.
Posted on 10 May
David Sussmann on the Bermuda-Lorient Challenge
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the founder of Pure Ocean Sail-World checked in with David Sussmann, founder of Pure Ocean, via email, to learn more about the Bermuda-Lorient Challenge.
Posted on 4 May
Jaime Torres on the 2022 Antigua Sailing Week
by David Schmidt
An interview with Jaime Torres on the 2022 Antigua Sailing Week Sail-World checked in with Jaime Torres, race manager of the 2022 edition of Antigua Sailing Week, via email, to learn more this classic springtime Caribbean regatta.
Posted on 27 Apr
SailGP, One Design, Congo Cup, and offshore news
by David Schmidt
SailGP, One Design, Congressional Cup, and offshore racing news The (foiling) wake may have barely settled on San Francisco Bay after Tom Slingsby and his Australian SailGP Team won the $1M+ prize purse at the SailGP's Season 2 Grand Final, but that certainly isn't stopping SailGP teams from making headlines.
Posted on 26 Apr
Captain Donald Lawson on his Dark Seas Project
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt finds out more about the diversity, equity, and inclusion project It's not every day that an American acquires a high-performance, offshore-worthy multihull. Rarer still is when the yacht's owner aims the project at expanding DE&I within sailing, while also taking aim at a lengthy list of offshore records.
Posted on 14 Apr
Celebrating North American Princesa Sofía success
by David Schmidt
A great opportunity for sailors to speed check against their rivals The Paris 2024 Olympics might feel like a long way off, but the recently concluded 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofía Mallorca gave the world's best One Design sailors a great opportunity to speed check against their rivals.
Posted on 12 Apr
A Q&A with Peter and Ginger Niemann
by David Schmidt
On winning the CCA's 2021 Blue Water Medal Sail-World checked in with Peter and Ginger Niemann, recent recipients of the Cruising Club of America's 2021 Blue Water Medal, to learn more about their most recent circumnavigation adventures.
Posted on 5 Apr
Beth Owens on the 2022 Rainbow Regatta
by David Schmidt
Interview with the race chair of the Dinghy Dames Sailing Club and Mainsheet Mamas' Rainbow Regatta Sail-World checked in with Beth Owens, race chair of the Dinghy Dames Sailing Club and Mainsheet Mamas' Rainbow Regatta, via email, to learn more about this women's only One Design event.
Posted on 1 Apr
#SailToLA, #BackTheBid
by David Schmidt
A story of people attempting to fix one of the worst institutional wrongs that I've witnessed I had a front-row seat to SailGP's Season 2 Grand Final last weekend. While the sailing was stunning, this isn't a story about F50 catamarans. Instead, it's a story of people attempting to fix one of the worst institutional wrongs that I've witnessed.
Posted on 29 Mar
Chris Lanza on the 2022 Coral Reef Cup
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chairman about this early-spring Etchells-class event I checked in with Chris Lanza, regatta chairman of the 2022 Coral Reef Cup, via email, to learn more about this early-spring Etchells-class event.
Posted on 23 Mar
Pat Bailey on the STIR 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-director of the 2022 St. Thomas International Regatta Sail-World checked in with Pat Bailey, co-director of the 2022 St. Thomas International Regatta, to learn more about of this early spring Caribbean classic.
Posted on 22 Mar
Randy Hough on the 2022 Banderas Bay International
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the chairman of the event about this late-winter classic I checked in with Randy Hough, chairman of the 2022 Banderas Bay Regatta, via email, to learn more about this classic late-winter event.
Posted on 21 Mar
Ukraine, The Ocean Summits, and positive steps
by David Schmidt
The last three weeks have been a tough time to keep one's eye on sailing If you're like me, the last three weeks have been a tough time to keep one's eye on sailing, given the state of the world and Russia's unbelievably brazen, illegal, and atrocious attack on Ukraine, beginning on February 24.
Posted on 15 Mar
Sara Zanobini on the 2022 Bacardi Cup Invitational
by David Schmidt
Previewing the 2021 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta with Sara Zanobini I checked in with Sara Zanobini, event organizer of the 2022 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, to learn more about this exciting warm-water One Design event.
Posted on 3 Mar
Michele Korteweg on St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the general manager of the St. Maarten Yacht Club Sail-World checked in with Michele Korteweg, general manager of the St. Maarten Yacht Club, via email, to learn more about the 2022 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and the return of this late-winter Caribbean classic.
Posted on 1 Mar
Celebrating sailing's exclusive clubs
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA Rarified clubs can be a cool thing, especially if the only way in is to earn it. Just ask Reinhold Messner, the famed Italian mountaineer who was the first person to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.
Posted on 1 Mar
Dave Kirkpatrick on the 2022 505 North Americans
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the class information officer I checked in with Dave Kirkpatrick, class information officer for the American Section of the International 505 Class, to learn more about the 2022 505 North American Championship.
Posted on 15 Feb
SailGP, Vendee Globe updates, One Ocean Summit
by David Schmidt
Latest newsletter from Sail-World's David Schmidt in the USA Winter may only be about halfway over (ugh), but there's plenty of exciting news coming out of the sailing world, starting with SailGP and extending to the 2024 Vendee Globe and the One Ocean Summit.
Posted on 15 Feb
Robert Saylor on the 2022 Foiling Midwinters #2
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the fleet captain of the Upper Keys Sailing Club David Schmidt checked in with Robert Saylor, fleet captain of the Upper Keys Sailing Club, to learn more about the high-flying Foiling Midwinters #2 regatta.
Posted on 9 Feb
Dee Caffari and Shirley Robertson on DH sailing
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in on the team about their 2022 doublehanded offshore campaign I checked in with Dee Caffari, one of the world's most experienced offshore skippers, and Shirley Robertson, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and internationally respected journalist, about their campaign for the UK's 2022 Double Handed Offshore Series.
Posted on 2 Feb
The Southernmost Regatta, AC37 and SailGP updates
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's latest North American newsltter Winter might be languishing, however that certainly doesn't stop international sailing from generating headlines. And, if you're like me and are ready to see winter morph into spring, these headlines can be a small way to live vicariously.
Posted on 1 Feb
Brian Gleason on the 2022 Charlotte Harbor Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta director I checked in with Brian Gleason, regatta director of the 2022 Charlotte Harbor Regatta, to learn more about this exciting (and gloriously warm-water) One Design regatta.
Posted on 1 Feb
A Q&A with PNW-based photographer Jan Anderson
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the Pacific Northwest-based sailing photographer I checked in with Captain Jan Anderson, who is one of the Pacific Northwest's best sailing photographers, to learn more about how she practices her craft.
Posted on 26 Jan
Karen Stiell on the 2022 Grenada Sailing Week
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta manager I checked in with Karen Stiell, regatta manager of the 2022 Grenada Sailing Week, to learn more about this exciting warm-water regatta.
Posted on 25 Jan
A perfect day of winter racing
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's US Editor tells of a magical day enabled by great teamwork The roads were icy, but far less treacherous than I feared as I eased onto I-5, my car aimed at Seattle's Shilshole Bay Marina. Amazingly, this motif of the day exceeding expectations continued throughout our team's 2022 Duwamish Head Race.
Posted on 18 Jan
Martin Kullman on The Southernmost Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with Martin Kullman I checked in with Martin Kullman, regatta chairman of the 2022 edition of The Southernmost Regatta, via email, to learn more about this warm-water event.
Posted on 13 Jan
Jason Sanchez on the 2022 Bluster on the Bay
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt interviews chair of the Hobie Class Association of North America I checked in with Jason Sanchez, chair of the Hobie Class Association of North America, via email, to learn more about the 2022 Bluster on the Bay regatta.
Posted on 11 Jan
Conti and Hendrick on the 2022 Duwamish Head Race
by David Schmidt
A Q&A with Dean Conti and Charles Hendrick on the 2022 Duwamish Head Race I checked in Dean Conti and Charles Hendrick, who serve as chair of the 2022 Duwamish Head Race and commodore of the hosting Three Tree Point Yacht Club (respectively), via email, to learn more about this classic Pacific Northwest winter event.
Posted on 5 Jan
Sydney Hobart, Magnus Olsson Prize, #TeamSeas
by David Schmidt
Read David Schmidt's first Sail-World.com North American editorial of 2022! The Pacific Northwest might have been buried under snow and unseasonably cold temperatures over the holidays, but things were decidedly warmer in Australia with the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
Posted on 4 Jan
A look at the CGSC's 2021 Open Orange Bowl Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checked in with Andi Hoffman, regatta chair I checked in with Andi Hoffman, regatta chair of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club's 2021 Open Orange Bowl Regatta, to learn more about this exciting regatta.
Posted on 22 Dec 2021
Winter Solstice, SailGP, Cup news, Youth Worlds
by David Schmidt
Winter Solstice, SailGP news, Cup news, Youth Sailing World Championships Daylight is in short supply in the Northern Hemisphere, but we've already started waxing daylight. In time, this will mean a return to weeknight racing, distance racing, and that great feeling of knowing that the entire sailing season lays ahead.
Posted on 21 Dec 2021
Keiran Searle on the 2021 Melges 20 Worlds
by David Schmidt
An interview with Keiran Searle on the 2021 Melges 20 World Championship regatta I checked in with Keiran Searle, North American class manager of the Melges 20 class, via email, to learn more about the 2021 Melges 20 World Championship regatta.
Posted on 8 Dec 2021
Some thoughts on an improbable journey
by David Schmidt
What does mountain-climbing and tree-moving have to do with sailing? My friend Mike Sullivan wasn't a sailor. But if he was, I suspect he would have been a lot like Bernard Moistessier, forsaking racecourse glory to save his soul in the Southern Ocean.
Posted on 7 Dec 2021
Conner Blouin on the 2021 Waszp North Americans
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair I checked in with Conner Blouin, regatta chair of the 2021 Waszp North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting foiling affair.
Posted on 3 Dec 2021
David Graham on the future Paralympic sailing
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the CEO of World Sailing I checked in with David Graham, CEO of World Sailing, via email, about the organization's “Back the Bid” campaign to reinstate sailing at the 2028 Paralympic Games.
Posted on 1 Dec 2021
AC37 Protocol published, TJV, Skiff/Nacra Worlds
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt's newsletter with the latest from the sailing world Given the “time soup” that the world seems to have collectively entered since the start of the pandemic, you're forgiven if the 36th America's Cup (March, 2021) seems like ages ago. That said, the wheels of motion never cease in the AC world.
Posted on 23 Nov 2021
Dave Doucett on the M32 World Championship 2021
by David Schmidt
Set to unfurl on the waters off of Miami, Florida, from November 15-21 I checked in Dave Doucett, director of the M32 class in North America, via email, to learn more about the M32 World Championship 2021.
Posted on 11 Nov 2021
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