Feature

Welcome to the 26th year of Scuttlebutt

Published on January 1st, 2023

by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News It was June 2022 when I questioned the future of Scuttlebutt Sailing News, and the response was unexpected and heartwarming. After 25 years of production, the publication clearly still meant ... Read More


Feature

Fewer sailors to sail in America’s Cup

Published on January 26th, 2023

When commenting about the costs of an America’s Cup campaign, five-time winner Russell Coutts noted in 2014 how personnel was somewhere between 50 and 60 per cent of the running costs of the teams. There was ... Read More


Feature

America’s Cup: Secrets of scale

Published on January 26th, 2023

Tom Morris is a talented British dinghy sailor, who aside from his sailing achievements – that include winning in 2022 the RS800 National Championship and the UK’s champion of champions Endeavour Trophy – is also host ... Read More


Dock Talk

Zapped Kiwi F50 out for SailGP Sydney

Published on January 26th, 2023

SailGP’s 10-boat fleet of one-design F50s is set to reshuffle for the next event of Season 3 after New Zealand’s lightning-struck F50 known as Amokura was deemed unable to compete. After their victory at the Singapore ... Read More


Feature

Slow early progress for The Ocean Race

Published on January 26th, 2023

(January 26, 2023; Day 2) – Despite hopes for the contrary, conditions have lived up to the forecast for the second leg of The Ocean Race as light winds yesterday for the start held through the ... Read More


Feature

Maintaining balance in life and boats

Published on January 26th, 2023

The evolution of autopilot steering on sailboats began with cruising boats, but it has made fast tracks into the racing world. Shorthanded competition relies heavily on steering support, with the technology evolving to the point now ... Read More


Feature

Watson’s historic solo sail hits the screen

Published on January 26th, 2023

In 2010, Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted. At just 16, the Queensland schoolgirl spent 210 days at sea battling six-metre swells before pulling into Sydney Harbour ... Read More


Feature

Tips for servicing your sailboat winches

Published on January 26th, 2023

Rust never sleeps (thanks Neil Young) and boat maintenance lives between you and a good day of sailing. If your boat has winches, you have the skills to clean them. Here are the simple tips for ... Read More


Feature

America’s Cup: Square peg, Round hole

Published on January 25th, 2023

When the America’s Cup defender selected the Spanish venue of Barcelona for the 37th edition, the Kiwi team disregarded a known maxim: foiling boats prefer flat water. The early intel is how the Mediterranean waters of ... Read More


Dock Talk

College keelboat racing at Harbor Cup

Published on January 25th, 2023

The Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup returns to Los Angeles waters with ten college keelboat teams racing on March 10-12, 2023. The regatta is hosted by Los Angles Yacht Club (LAYC), the Port of Los ... Read More



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