They did and went on to break the outright round the world record on Groupama 3. Good times.
Update: Thanks to the guys at Future Fibres for the Pictures. Check more out HERE. (Source: Future Fibres-Facebook) Future Fibres are pleased to announce the successful dressing of another retro fit. Yesterday Dale and Giovanni from the Futurefibres office in Valencia travelled to Italy to fit and step the mast for ‘My Song’ the Reichel … Read more
Equiplite is about to launch a new loop product, utilizing a brand new splicing technique. Here’s a sneak preview. Be sure to check in when we get the full low-down. The Equiplite (TM) 3D I Quick LOOP (TM) Splice Technology works at a lower percentage of ultimate tensile strength (UTS), reducing EQ Loop (TM) stress … Read more
St.Barth Bucket Regatta is over but everyone is still talking about the ‘Top Down’ Gennaker furling on the 148′ Wally Saudade. Seems like the days of fighting with the sock and bucket on the foredeck are finally over. Halleluiah!!!
Lionheart’s Mast, Boom and Pole left Hall Spars, Rhode Island. It is Holand bound where it will be steped in the latest J-Yacht to hit the water this summer. (Hall Spars – Facebook) (Hall Spars – Facebook)
The Australian Sailing Team has signed a new sponsorship agreement with leading rope manufacturer Liros which will see the team’s boats fitted out with the German brand until 2012. The deal extends across both Olympic and Paralympic class boats and with Australian Sailing Team crews competing at regattas across the globe the Liros brand will … Read more
(Source: sail-world.com) After forty years in business, iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, New Zealand’s oldest spar making and rigging business, has been purchased by New Zealand Rigging. NZ Rigging supplied “Georgia” Formed in 2002, and having expanded steadily ever since, New Zealand Rigging is New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated yacht rigging and sparmaking business, providing … Read more
We’re guessing they have by now. This sad picture was taken shortly after the Polish Yacht ‘INTUITION’ returned to harbour after break her rig on the first leg of the first race in the 2009 Rolex Maxi Cup.