From our firends at Kohlhoff GmbH. Nice combo: Ronstan’s Lashing Orbit Blocks will be used as gennaker sheet blocks on EMMA, a brand new Swan 60. The bigger ones with 80 mm sheaves are used aft, the smaller 60 mm ones lead the sheet to the winch. For easy attachment of the blocks Kohlhoff’s Loop … Read more
But a great article nonetheless. Published by http://www.blur.se/, we get a look at the latest 3Di technology from North Sails. Thanks to Peter for allowing us to publish it: North Sails 3Di We’re seeing those very distinctive grey sails showing up on some of the TP52’s, on a few RC44 and soon on both VO70 … Read more
Saudade, the Wally 147 rigged by Hall Spars / Future Fibres is one of the first Super yachts back in Europe from the Caribbean. Thanks to ‘Salty Seacock’ for posting the picures taken in Valencia on the forum here.
(Source: Gleistein) “Gorch Fock” refit with GeoTwist Thempest from Gleistein The “Gorch Fock” has seen its fair share of comings and goings in its time. Since its maiden voyage in 1958, the grand dame of the German Navy has not only continuously welcomed a steady stream of marine cadets but also played host to many … Read more
(Source: King Composites) The new mast building facility in Valencia is on full throttle. The autoclave is already installed and the building team is working on the first projects. The recent opening of the facility in Valencia represents a giant step forward for King Composite. This will allow us to be much closer to our … Read more
Gottifredi Maffioli has posted their new 2010 rope catalogue. Download it HERE.
On Wednesday April 21st 2010, the two carbon fibre masts of giant schooner Athos were stepped and supplied with SmartRigging PBO. The event took place in the early morning at Holland Jachtbouw in Zaandam, just above Amsterdam/Netherlands. By the end of the afternoon, the 203ft privately owned cruising yacht, designed by Andre Hoek, was ready … Read more
(Source: Hall Spars) The mast for the first Oyster 100 is on a truck bound for boatbuilder RMK Yachts in Tuzla, Turkey. The hull for the first of Oyster’s new superyacht range is nearing completion, with a much-anticipated launching scheduled for June. The Oyster superyachts are designed by Dubois Naval Architects. The Oyster 100 hull … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) Future Fibres riggied ICAP Leopard is now heading to New York for another shot at the west to east transatlantic record for monohull sailing yachts, a record that she set in the summer of 2008. In order to break her own record she will need to average more than 15.5 knots … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars) Once again Southern Spars rigs have come out on top. At the recent Hublot Palma Vela regatta, the winning yachts in the Maxi Wally, Mini Maxi, and TP52 classes were all powered by Southern Spars. Congratulations to the crews of Magic Carpet 2, Container and Artemis.