Category Archives: Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Providing the best of both worlds

By | March 19, 2019

Written by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News I don’t know how long I’ve been banging this drum, but the fact remains that our sport has evolved to the point where it has become less attractive for some recreational racers. While perfectly aligned windward-leeward courses provide the greatest test of skill, and are ideal for high-level… Read More »

Explaining the past, defining the future

By | January 18, 2019

Since its launch in 1969, the impact of the International Laser Class sailboat cannot be understated. However, the current manufacturer of this product – LaserPerformance – has not quite lived up to the responsibility. Class enthusiasts have suffered through a lack of supply, creating a vacuum filled now by alternative single-handers such as the RS… Read More »

Benefiting All Sailors Everywhere

By | November 7, 2018

I get it, trust me, I do. As long as Sailing is in the Olympics, the disruption is significant. The focus of an expansive and diverse sport is on the very few. The national and international sailing federations spend an inordinate amount of time on the topic. Class organizations must conform to Olympic standards. Youth… Read More »

Watching the Sausage Get Made

By | November 6, 2018

Recreational sailing is like few sports in its reliance on volunteers. No paid referees or professional event organizers. As we take, we give back, and nothing provides significant impact to a local sailing area like boots on the ground. But leadership is needed from national and international sports federations, and with the 2018 World Sailing… Read More »

The recipe for Olympic success

By | October 12, 2018

Olympic glory is the ultimate honour in most sports. Sailing is no different. With athletes waiting four years for an opportunity to win a coveted gold medal, competition is tough and the stakes are high. Two years out from Tokyo 2020, CNN’s Mainsail visited the Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark to discover if there… Read More »