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Articles written by Mark Jardine are listed below.
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IMOCA extremes & Slava Ukraini!
by Mark Jardine
The cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts and hope amidst devastation The IMOCA class represents the cutting-edge in offshore racing yachts, and is the design used for the Vendée Globe, which has taken the mantle of the preeminent round the world yacht race, as well as The Ocean Race in a fully crewed format.
Posted on 20 Sep
Wildwind has it all... and turns it up to 11!
by Mark Jardine
My sailing holiday at the legendary venue of Vassiliki It was back in 2006 that I last visited Wildwind, and in that article for Yachts & Yachting magazine I wrote that 'Wildwind has it all!'. It turns out that I didn't know the half of it, as it has so much more.
Posted on 14 Sep
Enabling volunteers for greater participation
by Mark Jardine
Competitive sailing simply wouldn't exist without volunteers One of the great things about managing a portfolio of marine media websites is that I get to see news from right across the sector, not just sailing, and also what is happening around the world.
Posted on 5 Sep
The August wind curse
by Mark Jardine
As sailors we're all used to losing the odd day at a sailing event The first couple of weeks of August were certainly hot in Europe, causing all sorts of problems throughout the continent with water restrictions put in place and forest fires, but it also caused havoc with some major sailing events.
Posted on 22 Aug
Road trip!
by Mark Jardine
The Atlantic coast is home to some of the most famous sailing areas in the world After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday.
Posted on 9 Aug
Through the eye of a needle
by Mark Jardine
Adventure sailing at its best Saturday was a day which will live in the memories of many of the youth sailors at my home club of Keyhaven for a long time, for all the right reasons.
Posted on 25 Jul
Looking for your next marine industry role?
by Mark Jardine
The experts at Marine Resources give their advice The marine industry is brimming with opportunity at the moment, which means there has never been a better time to join or move on to new and exciting roles.
Posted on 20 Jul
Hyde Sails win XOD class at Cowes Classics Week
by Mark Jardine
We talk to Ben McGrane about the latest sail developments I chatted with Ben McGrane of Hyde Sails, who has just won the XOD class at Cowes Classics Week 2022. It was an all-star fleet with lots of previous Captain's Cup winners.
Posted on 15 Jul
How deep is your love?
by Mark Jardine
Vital to making sailing a life-long pastime Some will know this as a Bee Gees or Take That song, and those of a younger generation will know it as a Calvin Harris track; either way, it is vital to making sailing a life-long pastime.
Posted on 11 Jul
The utterly brilliant Foiling SuMoth Challenge
by Mark Jardine
Promoting sustainable practices by challenging young naval architecture and engineering students The Foiling SuMoth Challenge is a competition inspired by the need of a more sustainable and efficient sailboat designs and manufacturing methods.
Posted on 28 Jun
How high is too high?
by Mark Jardine
Is the price of a new Moth an existential threat to the class? Inflation, the cost of living, energy and travel costs are all weighing heavily on people's minds around the world. Sailing is in no way insulated from the problems in the world at the moment.
Posted on 14 Jun
Timeless designs
by Mark Jardine
It's hard to believe that two of the most popular dinghies were designed over 50 years ago It's hard to believe that two of the most popular dinghies were designed over 50 years ago. Between the Hobie 16 and the ILCA over 350,000 have been produced; what is even more remarkable is that they are still going strong.
Posted on 31 May
Brilliantly barmy
by Mark Jardine
Andrew Bedwell's Big C set for an incredible and daunting challenge Sailing is a broad church, and news that caught my eye last week wasn't about the fastest, or most popular type of yacht. Far from it. Andrew Bedwell has built a yacht for a world record attempt in the smallest sailing vessel to cross the Atlantic.
Posted on 16 May
I must go down to the sea again
by Mark Jardine
A weekend which had far more than its fair share of tragedy at sea The intention of my editorial today was to celebrate all that is good about long weekend events, but after a weekend which had far more than its fair share of tragedy at sea, all that changed.
Posted on 3 May
Easter Eggs
by Mark Jardine
Sailing has its fair share of hidden features Without doubt, this weekend will have seen many consumed around the world, and also handed out as prizes at sailing events, but there are also the Easter Eggs found in video games and movies, which are hidden features or messages.
Posted on 19 Apr
Twenty Twenty-Four
by Mark Jardine
A far cry from George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale about the future, with concepts so powerful that the term "Orwellian" became an adjective.
Posted on 4 Apr
The real game changer
by Mark Jardine
Getting the big cats foiling was one thing, SailGP is quite another... Back in 2012, Sail-World.com's Richard Gladwell posted a story and photos of the Emirates Team New Zealand's AC72 foiling on Waitemata Harbour. At the time, the first reaction of many observers was 'this is photoshopped'.
Posted on 21 Mar
Noble working with the Marine Industry
by Mark Jardine
To help sailors get back on the water after a claim Noble have been providing a service to marine insurance customers for over 30 years, and have built an extremely good reputation, which is hard-earned through helping customers with their specialist knowledge of the industry.
Posted on 11 Mar
Bright lights at a dark time
by Mark Jardine
The situation in Ukraine dominates the headlines and our thoughts It's difficult to know where to start when the situation in Ukraine dominates the headlines and our thoughts. We can all feel helpless when a despot leader seems hell-bent on destruction.
Posted on 8 Mar
Kyle Stoneham on the MD3 International Moth
by Mark Jardine
Take a closer look at this radical, fully aero foiler Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com chats with Kyle Stoneham about the new MD3 International Moth on the Ovington Stand at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022.
Posted on 2 Mar
Eilidh McIntyre interview
by Mark Jardine
On the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com, talks to Eilidh McIntyre, 470 Women's Olympic Gold Medallist at Tokyo 2020, on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022.
Posted on 2 Mar
Sailing must make a stand
by Mark Jardine
We are all united in supporting the Ukrainian people in their hour of need They say sport and politics should not mix, but the way the landscape has changed over the past week means we simply cannot ignore the horrific situation in Ukraine.
Posted on 28 Feb
RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show opens
by Mark Jardine
Photos show how the new venue of Farnborough is working well The RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show is being held at Farnborough International, in Hampshire, for the first time in 2022. The traffic has been much better than at Alexandra Palace! Here's our first photos from the show...
Posted on 26 Feb
Sleeping Tiger wakes to win Concours d'Elegance
by Mark Jardine
At the RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show 2022 The attention to detail shown by so many classes made finding a winner especially difficult, but Glen Truswell's International Canoe took top honours, thanks to detailing which was simply breath-taking.
Posted on 26 Feb
VR: Aspiration, inspiration, and education
by Mark Jardine
The potential for virtual reality sailing is immense Having talked about the MarineVerse back in December, and following on from a couple of chats with Marc Ablett at KA Sails and Greg Dziemidowicz, the developer of the virtual reality sailing game, last week I had my chance to try it first-hand.
Posted on 21 Feb
A safety-first approach to offshore racing?
by Mark Jardine
Record turnouts for events such as the Rolex Fastnet Race bring in a huge number of safety aspects The Rolex Fastnet Race saw a record turnout including a number of yachts which had never done it before. This brings in a huge number of safety aspects, as to how you manage a fleet of that size.
Posted on 9 Feb
New beginnings
by Mark Jardine
Under 3 weeks to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show at Farnborough In a little under three weeks the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show will be taking place at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. This will be a new beginning for the traditional UK dinghy season opener.
Posted on 7 Feb
A really good news story for sailing
by Mark Jardine
Demonstrating how sailing can benefit in the long-term from the boating boom For sailing to benefit in the long-term from the boating boom of the past couple of years, then inclusivity, accessibility and a welcoming environment are three of the key pillars to realising increased participation.
Posted on 24 Jan
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
America's Cup U-turn, 16ft Skiffs shine
by Mark Jardine
Mark Jardine looks at what's been making the news so far in 2022 America's Cup land never fails to deliver on drama, and the past week saw plenty of it as American Magic confirmed their intention to compete in the 37th America's Cup (AC37), representing the New York Yacht Club (NYYC).
Posted on 10 Jan
Life through a lens
by Mark Jardine & John Curnow
Could augmented reality help avoid serious collisions? We spend much of our time on our smartphones, snapping away photos at this, that, and everything, and increasingly our phone cameras are giving us tips about suggested focus points and camera modes.
Posted on 26 Dec 2021
The Top 10 Sailing Stories of 2021 - The Top Five
by Mark Jardine & Andy Rice
The second and final part of Mark Jardine and Andy Rice's annual round-up It's the second and final part of Mark Jardine and Andy Rice's annual round-up of the 10 most read stories from 2021 on Mark's websites, YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com.
Posted on 22 Dec 2021
The Top 10 Sailing Stories of 2021 - #6 to #10
by Mark Jardine & Andy Rice
Mark Jardine talks with SailJuice.com's Andy Rice about the highest readerships articles of the year Mark Jardine talks with Andy Rice about the top stories of 2021 (measured by highest readership) from YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com.
Posted on 16 Dec 2021
Embracing the MarineVerse
by Mark Jardine
There is no doubt that VR is coming of age One of the more interesting articles which crossed from my inbox to Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com was from Marc Ablett about MarineVerse.
Posted on 14 Dec 2021
Making the world smaller
by Mark Jardine
They used to say any publicity is good publicity They used to say any publicity is good publicity, but that has been severely tested in recent times by celebrities and sportspeople who wish they were anywhere but the limelight when things go pear shaped.
Posted on 30 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
METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and Omega
by Mark Jardine
We speak to Daniel Henderson and see a slow-motion demonstration of Omega in action! Mark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.
Posted on 18 Nov 2021
New at METSTRADE 2021 - Barton Marine's SkyDock
by Mark Jardine
Looking to safely store a dinghy or other items high in your garage loft? Looking to safely store a dinghy or other items high in your garage loft? Barton Marine may have the answer with SkyDock! Mark Jardine speaks to Christian Brewer to find out more...
Posted on 17 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
Why METS matters
by Mark Jardine
It's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown It's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown. Some would regard it as foolhardy, some plain stupid, others brave and the full range in-between. For better or for worse that's exactly what I've done and I'm now in Amsterdam.
Posted on 15 Nov 2021
Oceanic flying machines
by Mark Jardine
The Atlantic is buzzing with racing in November The Atlantic Ocean is buzzing with great races right now: the Mini Transat fleet currently in the early stages of Leg 2 from La Palma and the amateur builds of the McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat starting from Lagos, Portugal on Monday.
Posted on 2 Nov 2021
Interview with Hyde Sails' Ben McGrane
by Mark Jardine
A life-long sailor and champion at national and world level in many classes Ben McGrane is a life-long sailor and champion at national and world level in many classes. With wide experience within the industry, he has recently joined Hyde Sails as the new One Design Manager.
Posted on 29 Oct 2021
Kites flying high
by Mark Jardine
Over the past couple of weeks 138 of the best kite foilers gathered in Sardinia I'm not going to lie; I was disappointed when the International Olympic Committee raised concerns about the Mixed Offshore Doublehanded event at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Posted on 19 Oct 2021
What's happening in America's Cup land?
by Mark Jardine
Like it or not, it is the pinnacle event in yachting A lot is written about the America's Cup, and a huge amount of it is speculation. Like it or not, it is the pinnacle event in yachting, and for those who try to win it, it becomes an all-consuming obsession.
Posted on 4 Oct 2021
Mixing it up
by Mark Jardine
A few sailing events which are a bit 'out of the norm' As we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.
Posted on 21 Sep 2021
Inspirational
by Mark Jardine
It's such an important word in any sport It's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.
Posted on 7 Sep 2021
Great sport requires great rivalries
by Mark Jardine
Thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete Interest in a sport, outside of the fanatics and those who regularly take part in that discipline, requires great rivalries, and thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete in some of the most exciting racing ever.
Posted on 22 Aug 2021
Is it a Beiker? Is it a Rocket?
by Mark Jardine
No, it's an upside-down Bladerider! We've written about, and seen the photos of Brad Gibson's Bladerider over the years, and it's been amazing to see the transformation of the boat, keeping it bang up-to-date and incorporating many innovative ideas.
Posted on 15 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
From Tokyo 2020 to the Rolex Fastnet Race
by Mark Jardine
Sailing's superstars shine on the big stage What a couple of weeks we've had to enjoy sailing at its finest. The sailing at Tokyo 2020 has been at different times exciting, unpredictable and tense with some awe-inspiring performances by the stand-out sailors at the event.
Posted on 9 Aug 2021
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