Talking Sailing

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 13

18 February 2014 TO SUBSCRIBE – there is no charge as this is a free service. Know someone who would like to receive “Talking Sailing”? Simply send an e-mail to sailing@iafrica.com with the words ‘SUBSCRIBE TO TALKING SAILING’ in the subject line. J22 Jiggery Pokery – the end Despite there still being rumblings around this matter, and the fact that blows were traded recently when warring factions met, the matter is closed unless there is reason enough to re-open it. ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 12

30 January 2014 TO SUBSCRIBE – there is no charge as this is a free service Know someone who would like to receive “Talking Sailing” via e-mail? Simply send an e-mail to sailing@iafrica.com with the words ‘SUBSCRIBE TO TALKING SAILING’ in the subject line. J22 Jiggery Pokery There is a huge desire for this mess to be put to bed, something I agree with. Unfortunately there are rumblings out there along the lines of “it’s not over yet”. I assume ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 11

16 January 2014 by Richard Crockett The intention of ‘Talking Sailing” is to occasionally cover topical issues in the sport of sailing, however difficult they may be. So expect some hard-hitting editorials and even controversial observations and comments. But most importantly it will all be about sailing, so your feedback and items of interest are welcome via e-mail. Readers are welcome to forward this on to friends and acquaintances who have an interest in sailing, or get them to send ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 10

Christmas Wishes As 2013 comes to an end I would like to thank those who supported SAILING Mag during the past year, and for the unbelievably positive response to this column. I look forward to growing the sport and business of sailing in 2014, and disseminating interesting and pertinent sailing info to readers. I trust that you will have a great festive season and that 2014 will see all your dreams turn to reality. May your festive season be blessed ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 09

My apologies for the long delay since my last column. Deadlines have been particularly severe recently, and these coupled to the fact that I have been publishing an autobiography for an 87 year-old, have taken up all my time. The nation is in mourning following Nelson Mandela’s death. He brought us that precious commodity called freedom. I well remember ‘the dark days’ when our yachties we were banned from the Olympics and all international competition. In those days one had ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 08

Social Media You either love it or hate it – that’s the Social Media I am referring to. Whatever you may think of it, it’s well established, here to stay and part of everyday living – for some anyway. Unless you embrace it, you will miss the boat – and it’s one boat some people are very happy to miss, while others scramble to stay on. So, in wanting to keep up appearances, SAILING Mag has now embraced Facebook and ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 07

SAILING Acquires GybeSet SAILING Publications, the publishers of SAILING Magazine and the new “Talking Sailing” editorial column, have acquired the GybeSet sailing portal. GybeSet was the brainchild of two passionate sailors, Kirsten Veenstra and Ian MacRobert, who founded the portal at the beginning of 2011 because of their passion for sailing and a need for a sailing news site and portal in South Africa. GybeSet became South Africa’s ‘One-Stop News Site’ for sailing, covering and encompassing news for all classes ... Read More »

SAILING Acquires GybeSet

SAILING Publications, the publishers of SAILING Magazine and the new “Talking Sailing” editorial column, have acquired the GybeSet sailing portal. GybeSet was the brainchild of two passionate sailors, Kirsten Veenstra and Ian MacRobert, who founded the portal at the beginning of 2011 because of their passion for sailing and a need for a sailing news site and portal in South Africa. GybeSet became South Africa’s ‘One-Stop News Site’ for sailing, covering and encompassing news for all classes of dinghies, keelboats ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing by Richard Crockett – issue 06

My apologies for the large break since the last “Talking Sailing”, but ill-health took its toll! The America’s Cup is over, and after saturation coverage in the last two issues of “talking Sailing” there is a short wrap-up to put the event to bed. The “Lost in Translation” piece last time resulted in some great responses. And most importantly the SAS Appeals Committee has given their verdict on 2 appeals regarding the J22 Nationals. So read on… J22 Jiggery Pokery ... Read More »

“Talking Sailing” by Richard Crockett – issue 05

America’s Cup In the very first issue of “Talking Sailing” I was quite scathing about the build-up to the America’s Cup describing the racing as boring. I think it was then, but in the America’s Cup itself there was a massive transformation from boring to exciting. I quickly became addicted to watching each race and seeing those massive 72′ cats perform at their optimum as they lifted out of the water on their foils to reach staggering speeds at a ... Read More »