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Peter Rendle, Australian & North American Advertising Sales

Peter has sailed since he was 14 in the UK. He emigrated to Australia in 1975 and worked as a district sales manager for Rank Xerox for nine years before joining Baird Publication selling the advertising for Nautical News magazine. In 1997 he joined Yaffa Publications and was the National Sales Manager for Australian Yachting, Australian Sailing, Cruising Helmsman magazines and the mysailing online site. He left Yaffa after 18 years to join the Sail-World team, and is responsible for sales in Australia and North America. He has sailed at many regattas and offshore races in Australia and overseas.

E: T: +61 (0)412 146 913

Our Worldwide Editorial Team

Mark Jardine, Managing Editor

Mark Jardine

Mark has been managing sailing websites since 1996, always being at the forefront of technology, and now manages the combined Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com network. He has covered events such as the International Moth World Championship and Cowes Week, focusing on the sailors' thoughts and words.

Mark has been European Champion in the Farr 30 & J/24 class and has won numerous UK titles, and competes regularly in local and national events in dinghies and sportsboats.

E: T: +44 (0)7710 930270

John Curnow

John Curnow

John Curnow is Sail-World’s International Cruising Editor, Sail-World’s Australian Editor, and Powerboat-World editor.

  • Racing – Small to Grand Prix. 2003 Cape to Rio, a 3800nm, Category Zero event. Three Westcoasters, four Sydney Hobarts, and countless Bass Strait races.
  • Cruising - Atlantic from Canaries to Florida. Italy, France, Spain, Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Morocco. Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, Brazil, Venezuela. Round Tasmania, Australian East coast to Lizard Island, and the top out of Darwin.
  • Powerboats - Behind the wheel of family powerboat from age eight, and commanded full displacement to 50 knot planning hulls. Driving media boats while photographing and reporting. Spent two years on a 180 foot superyacht. Highlight was helming it up the river to Seville, Spain.
  • Fishing - Inshore on NT rivers, also Princess Charlotte Bay, and offshore at the Ribbon Reefs. Interested in science of sustainable fishing, covers NSW Game Fishing Interclub events.
  • Photography/Videography/Radio/TV - Three decades at top end of advertising agency/marketing world. Photography and videography for print and TV commercials. His editorials and boat reviews often feature full multimedia suite.
  • Event Coverage - Etchells class since 2010, Hobarts since 2008. Media face of the Melbourne to Hobart for three years, ABC Grandstand, and other Australian TV and radio networks.
  • Feature/Commercial writing - Adjudged the most widely read marine commercial writer in Australia, John does not just write stories, he engages people to ensure they read and absorb, right to the end. Brands, associations, and events harness his advertising and marketing experience and understanding of technology to get the most readable and entertaining material for all their stakeholders - from sailors to the wider community. John’s passion for the water is imbued in all the material he delivers.

James Brooke, Contributing Editor

James has been a Yachtmaster Instructor for over twenty years and is a former Royal Marine Commando, having specialised as an Instructor in Boat Troop. James also served on the Lymington RNLI Lifeboat for seven years. The James Brooke Academy provides unique access on the water for families and corporate groups to pursue a journey through training and charters to ownership around the world. He is an expert on Powerboats and provides reviews and opinion pieces on the leaders in powerboating.

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