Scott Gray joins Rigging Projects Ltd

Rigging Projects Ltd announces the appointment of Scott Gray as a partner in the company, in a move that adds considerable strength and knowhow to the rapidly growing rigging business. Specialising in running rigging, Scott has worked as a rigger for winning Volvo Ocean Race teams and his previous company was chosen as the supplier  … Read more

BIG NEWS

This has been brewing for a while and its now official. The two biggest players in the composite rigging industry are now one and the same: NORTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP TO ACQUIRE FUTURE FIBRES (Source: Southern Spars) North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years  … Read more

Rigging Projects: The Ultimate Spike

(Source: Rigging Projects) We have taken the ordinary spike and turned it into a work of art. Beautifully machined out of grade 5 titanium, this spike will be last one you’ll ever buy, provided you securely fasten it to you harness using the recessed lanyard attachment! GBP 77.00 (excl. shipping) Delivery world wide

Stepping Day

(Source: Rigging Projects) Friday was stepping day in ’72 Alley’, after a busy week at the STP boat yard in Palma de Mallorca. ‘Shockwave’ kicked off proceedings early in the morning, stepping their Future Fibres mast in preparation of Copa Del Rey. ‘Jethou’ followed with their Hall / Carbo-Link package and ‘Bella Mente’ finally released  … Read more

Carbo News

(Source: Carbo-Link) Lionheart fitted Carbo-Link’s carbon standing rigging in April and has won both regattas sailed this year. She  followed up her convincing win in Mahon, to win the  J Class Superyacht Cup in Palma. The rigging cables  are smaller in diameter and the cable stiffnesses are considerably higher  than the rigging  used  by  the   … Read more

New (Flatten) Batten Development

Dan Primrose from Primrose Fry Technologies shares an exclusive update of their ‘Flattens’ development with Rigging News: For those who only have a few spare moments in the day, here is a quick overview of the key points that have come out of the last two years of development that Dan and Simon have done,  … Read more

New Pros

Southern Spars announces new management team for Rig Pro International  (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars is pleased to announce the new Rig Pro International management team, led by Des Davis and supported by Gavin McPherson. Both Davis and McPherson are extremely passionate sailors and have a wealth of experience in the yachting industry that will  … Read more

Back in (more) black

After a winter in a shed in Palma de Mallorca, the ‘new’ JV72 Jethou mini maxi is ready to return to her water front base at STP and a regatta packed season. Previously known as ‘Stig’, the boat has undergone a major refit with a big focus on the hardware, systems and aesthetics. As with  … Read more