Big Gear

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A nice shot of the ‘pit’ on the Wally 143 Esense – She will again be at the Palma Vela Regatta in 2 weeks time for all to be admired.

Panamax

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A brief overwiew of the most spectacluar Superyacht to be launched in 2011 by Erik Wassen from Dykstra. The Mast will be built by Southern Spars and full PBO standing rigging package is delivered by Future Fibres. (Source: LiveYachting) The Baltic Yachts 197 ft Panamax Ketch sailing yacht is the largest and fastest superyacht capable  … Read more

Drip Feed…

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The pictures are slow to come out of New Zealand of the new TP52 TEAMORIGIN. The boat will be on a ship shortly back to Europe. We will have the chance to catch up with it then. For now, we are guessing that this bobstay is a temporary solution! Do you know more? Comment here.

Carbon Update

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(Source: Future Fibres) It is hard to believe that composite standing rigging has been around for only 10 years. In that time, not only is it standard on all modern grand prix race boats but 70-80% of all newbuild superyacht launches benefit from the 70-80% weight saving over traditional rod rigging. It has to be  … Read more

Gorilla Rigging

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Ryan Scott recently moved from Hall Spars and Rigging to a new opportunity with an up and coming company, Gorilla Rigging. ‘I am excited about the move, expanding upon what I learned from my previous employer. I look forward to the new opportunities working with this new, leading edge company’ he comments. ‘Gorilla Rigging, thanks  … Read more

Future News

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Future Fibres published their latest newsletter. Some very interesting stuff on fibre development and new projects from the guys in Valencia. Download your copy here. We will feature some of it on riggingnews.com over the coming week too.

Forum

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Although we have only been around for a few weeks, the messages of support, encouragement and criticism have been pouring in. Since we are here to stay, we are keen to capture this to improve the site but also for the readers to have a platform to discuss current news, rigging issues or float a new  … Read more


Bummer

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(Photo: Clipper PLC) First pictures of ‘California’ tell a sorry tale. One injured crew member has been transferred to a tanker US bound while the rest of the crew will continue on to San Francisco under jury rig. Skipper Pete Rollason commented: With more than 2,000 miles to go to San Francisco there are still some  … Read more

AL5 Mast Design

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An interesting excerpt from an editorial by Kirst Fedderson in the All At Sea Magazine. Kirst was responsible for the design of Alinghi’s mast for the 2010 Americas Cup: (Source: All At Sea) …while the current situation has been damaging to the cup community and all the teams that have been left out of the  … Read more