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Lessons Learned Shorthanded sailing

LESSONS LEARNED SHORTHANDED SAILING

Tune in to the tenth episode of the Lessons Learned Podcast series by UK Sailmakers, featuring Stefan Voss of UK Sailmakers Germany. In this episode, Stefan explores the growing popularity of shorthanded sailing in Germany and shares his tips and…

SAGACIOUS IV at the 2023 Cockburn Sound Regatta. Photo Credit: Lindsay Preece - Ironbark Photos

COCKBURN SOUND RACE REPORT

In the sun-soaked waters off Western Australia, the 66th Cockburn Sound Regatta wrapped up the 2023 sailing season with four days of excellent racing. Among the standout performers was SAGACIOUS IV, the IOR Farr 40 owned by Chris Hind. Fitted…

A crossing of J/109 EQUINOX (starboard), and Windward 30 PITORAQ (port), both sailing with Titanium sails from UK Sailmakers Northwest. Photo credit: Andrew Madding.

DUCK OR TACK? NAVIGATING CROSSING SITUATIONS

Overcoming the Fear of Ducking In the competitive world of sailing, irrational fears of ducking another boat have caused sailors to lose valuable positions on the racecourse. Whether attributed to poor depth perception or a reluctance to admit being behind,…

Brendan Huffman shares his experiences competing in his second Singlehanded Transpacific Race aboard his Santa Cruz 33, SIREN, including how he enhanced his performance for the second Singlehanded race, ultimately winning his division and securing 5th place overall.

LESSONS LEARNED SAILING SINGLEHANDED TRANSPAC

Tune into the ninth episode of the Lessons Learned Podcast series by UK Sailmakers, featuring Brendan Huffman as he shares his journey competing in his second Singlehanded Transpacific Race aboard his Santa Cruz 33, SIREN. In this episode, Brendan reflects…

Berckemeyer BM49 with UK Sailmakers X-Drive Carbon upwind sails. Photo credit: Irk Boockhoff.

EXPLORING THE BERCKEMEYER BM49 PILOT HOUSE

Berckemeyer Yachts’ BM49 Pilot House, GORRE, was launched and took its inaugural sail this past July, swiftly becoming a sensation and capturing attention with its exceptional sailplan crafted by UK Sailmakers Germany. Aligning with the Berckemeyer Yacht Design ethos of…

SEAWOLF 2 TRIUMPHS AT THE 2023 VOLVO CHINA COAST REGATTA

SEAWOLF 2 TRIUMPHS AT THE 2023 VOLVO CHINA COAST REGATTA

SEAWOLF 2 at the 2023 Volvo China Coast Regatta. Image credit: Guy Nowell The 31st edition of the Volvo China Coast Regatta, held from October 13th to 15th, witnessed a thrilling showdown of racing skill, and it was none other than…

TEAM REBELLA: WOMEN IN SAILING


TEAM REBELLA: WOMEN IN PERFORMANCE SAILING

Team Rebella at the 2023 Masters’ Race Knidos Cup in Türkiye. In the male-dominated world of sailing, a powerful force is making waves and challenging the status quo. Team Rebella, an all-woman sailing team hailing from the stunning shores of…

A FLY ON THE WALL AT THE 2023 MANAGERS MEETING

A FLY ON THE WALL AT THE 2023 UK MANAGERS MEETING


UK Sailmakers Loft Managers and their families enjoy a wrap-up dinner at Larchmont Yacht Club in New York with special guest, Butch Ulmer.  In 2010, I started working with UK Sailmakers on a consulting basis doing advertising, writing newsletter articles,…

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