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NZ Boating World Editorial

Articles written by David Schmidt are listed below.
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SailGP Update and look at Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the racing scene across North America The last two months have been full-on for the nine teams that are competing in SailGP's third season, with four events taking place over this time period. This translates to an event roughly every other weekend for this two-month period.
Posted on 27 Sep
Gretchen Seymour on the 2022 Sunfish Women's NAs
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair I checked in with Gretchen Seymour, event chair of the 2022 Sunfish Women's North Americans, via email, to learn more about this exciting national-level One Design regatta.
Posted on 21 Sep
Derek Bottles on work to green-up the Tasar Worlds
by David Schmidt
An interview with Derek Bottles on efforts to green-up the Tasar Worlds 2022 I checked in with Derek Bottles, who is heading up the Tasar Worlds 2022's Clean Regatta Initiative, via email, to learn more about this world-championship level regatta's efforts to lower their environmental wake.
Posted on 14 Sep
SailGP, Golden Globe Race, Tasar Worlds news
by David Schmidt
Sail-World's David Schmidt looks at the American-flagged teams If you follow SailGP, you're aware that it's been a tough run for the American-flagged team during the first half of the Grand Prix sailing league's third season. That all changed last weekend on the waters off of Saint Tropez, France.
Posted on 13 Sep
Juana Rudzki on the annual Juana Good Time Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair ahead of the 32nd running of the event I checked in with Juana Rudzki, event chair of the 32nd annual Juana Good Time Regatta, via email, to learn more about this high-spirited multihull regatta.
Posted on 7 Sep
John Wolfe on the Ultimate 20
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the North American Championship regatta chair I checked in with John Wolfe, regatta chair of the 2022 Ultimate 20 North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting championship-level One Design regatta.
Posted on 6 Sep
Scott Shawyer on his offshore racing ambitions
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt catches up with the Canada Ocean Racing skipper on his plans I checked in with Scott Shawyer about his plans to build take on the 2028 Vendee Globe and to build Canada Ocean Racing, via email, to learn more about this exciting multi-year, high-profile campaign.
Posted on 1 Sep
Labor Day Weekend racing and the Globe40
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt looks at the excellent racing options across North America As Labor Day Weekend approaches, many sailors have plans to get out on the water with friends, family, and their favorite competition. We at Sail-World cannot think of a better way to celebrate the long weekend.
Posted on 30 Aug
Lisa Renehan on the Tasar Worlds 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta co-chair to find out more about this exciting regatta I checked in with Lisa Renehan, regatta co-chair of the 2022 Tasar World Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 23 Aug
Looking forward to the Golden Globe Race 2022
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt muses on racing that demands old-fashioned seamanship skills It's no secret that Sail-World loves adventure racing. We also love regular racing, of course, but there's something cool about events that shift the emphasis away from equipment and technology and instead place it on old-fashioned seamanship skills.
Posted on 16 Aug
Ron Holm on the 2022 Hobie 17 and 18 NAs
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair I checked in with Ron Holm, event chair of the 2022 Hobie 17 and Hobie 18 North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this high-level regatta.
Posted on 15 Aug
Todd Cox on the 2022 Dragon's Breath Regatta
by David Schmidt
An interview with Todd Cox on the 2022 Dragon's Breath Regatta I checked in with Todd Cox, race chair of the 2022 Dragon's Breath Regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting handicap regatta.
Posted on 5 Aug
Scott Walsh on the Double Damned 2022
by David Schmidt
Scott Walsh on the Double Damned 2022 I checked in with Scott Walsh, race director of the Double Damned 2022 regatta, via email, to learn more about this classic big-breeze One Design regatta.
Posted on 3 Aug
Brian Lockwood on the Montana Cup Regatta
by David Schmidt
Not the first place that most people think of when the conversation turns to sailing I checked in with Brian Lockwood, vice commodore of racing at the North Flathead Yacht Club, which is hosting the 45th Annual Montana Cup Regatta, via email, to learn more about this exciting Rocky Mountain regatta.
Posted on 2 Aug
Watching sailing's magic unfurl offshore
by David Schmidt
One of the greatest pleasures is to experience nature in all her moods and forms One of the greatest pleasures of offshore sailing is the chance to experience nature in all of her moods and forms. One particular evening stands out.
Posted on 2 Aug
Captain Donald Lawson on his Dark Seas Project
by David Schmidt
We love fast boats and cool people at Sail-World We love fast boats and cool people at Sail-World, and while the French horde many of the coolest multis, a few make it to the USA. Such was the case when Donald Lawson acquired Defiant, his ORMA 60, a pedigreed trimaran that's ready to rewrite records.
Posted on 1 Aug
Debi Schoenherr on the 2022 Ugotta Regatta
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair ahead of the 61st running of the event I checked in with Debi Schoenherr, regatta chair of the 61st Annual Ugotta Regatta and One Design Series, via email, to learn more about this classic Lake Michigan keelboat regatta.
Posted on 27 Jul
Holly Paterson on the 2022 Camden Classic Cup
by David Schmidt
Holly Paterson on the 2022 Camden Classic Cup I checked in with Holly Paterson, event director of the 2022 Camden Classic Cup, via email, to learn more about this exciting classic- and modern-yacht regatta.
Posted on 26 Jul
Peter Gibbons-Neff on his Classe Mini campaign
by David Schmidt
An interview with Peter Gibbons-Neff on his Classe Mini campaign I checked in with Peter Gibbons-Neff, the lone American sailor on the Class Mini circuit, via email, to learn more about what it's like to be an American taking on this competitive singlehanded offshore racing circuit.
Posted on 21 Jul
Bob Scribner on the BHYC Regatta and Shipyard Cup
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-event chair about this exciting Downeast regatta I checked in with Bob Scribner, co-event chair of the 2022 Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Regatta and Shipyard Cup Classics Challenge, via email, to learn more about this exciting Downeast regatta.
Posted on 20 Jul
Taking MLB's All-Star Game seriously
by David Schmidt
Some thoughts on summer sailing in our North America newsletter As a kid, Major League Baseball's annual All-Star Game became a sort of halfway point of my summer... as in, I could take things easy until the All-Star Game, but afterwards, I'd better make each day of junior sailing count.
Posted on 19 Jul
Glenn Reitinger on the 2022 ILCA U.S. Nationals
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the co-chair of the event I checked in with Glenn Reitinger, co-chair of the 2022 ILCA U.S. National Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting One Design regatta.
Posted on 12 Jul
Beth Fleisher on the world's longest Sunfish race
by David Schmidt
David Schmidt checks in with the event chair ahead of the 51st running of the event I checked in with Beth Fleisher, event chair of the 51st annual running of the World's Longest Sunfish Race, via email, to learn more about this adventure-minded One Design event.
Posted on 6 Jul
Hodgson on the Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Champs
by David Schmidt
Helen Hodgson on the 2022 Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championships I checked in with Helen Hodgson, regatta director of the 2022 Sail Canada Women's Keelboat Championships, via email, to learn more about this exciting championship-level regatta.
Posted on 5 Jul
Celebrating North American distance racing
by David Schmidt
The days are long and so are the racecourses The days are long and so are the racecourses. The dust may have barely settled on the Newport Bermuda Race and the Race to Alaska, however the American and Canadian distance-racing circuits have already geared up for some great events in July.
Posted on 5 Jul
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
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
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
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
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