Rondal to create rig for Royal Huisman superyacht Bugamena

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(source: SuperYachtTimes) Rondal has signed the contract to design and construct the spar and rigging for the 120’ luxury yacht Bugamena, currently under construction at Royal Huisman. This classically lined vessel is designed for high performance global cruising, while at the same time being capable of competing in the top regattas and sail races. Rondal’s  … Read more

Season Finale

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The new season is well and truly underway with the Mini Maxi Circuit heading to Capri, Italy next week to fight it out for another Rolex. Rigging News wants to take you back (last time, we promise!) to the finale of the 2009 season. Voile de St.Tropez is the venue. It’s the final inshore regatta  … Read more

Watch this space

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Jean-Pierre Dick’s brand new IMOCA 60 got splashed in Auckland and having successfully completed their 90° inversion test, they are awaiting the stepping of the mast. By all accounts, reducing weight and windage where the main design parameters. JP comments: ‘(In terms of) aerodynamics, we have a standard mast with two spreaders, but with only  … Read more

SY Klosters Re-Rigged

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KLOSTERS, the 47 Perini Navi left the quay for sea trial on May 13th. testing successfully her new Formula-Marine Rig. Have a look at the video of the mast stepping here. Big gear!

Southern Spars news

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(source: Southern Spars) The Results Speak for Themselves. 1st, 2nd, 3rd – it’s a Southern Spars trifecta at the opening event of the 2010 Audi MedCup Season. Congratulations to defending Champs, ETNZ; Audi A1; and Artemis who took 1,2,3 at the Portugal Trophy Regatta. ETNZ Skipper, Dean Barker comments: “We tested a number of different  … Read more

Blast from the Past

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Designer Juan K has had another run-in with ‘the law’ recently when Team Origin’s TP52 revealed winglets on the trailing edge of their keel. This got us thinking about the first time one of Juan’s boats caused a stir in the rating office with new ideas. Krazy K Yote II was built by Goetz to  … Read more

IRC to reduce composite standing rigging penalty for 2011

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IRC 2011 – Composite Standing Rigging (source: RORC Rating Office) At a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee, the subject of the rating cost of composite standing rigging was discussed. The Committee noted that the technology of composite standing rigging has matured significantly in recent years to the extent that it is now becoming  … Read more

The Boss has a new stick

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Photo: Alex Thompson Racing Alex Thompson’s refitted IMOCA 60 ‘Hugo Boss’ has been launched in the UK. Amongst the major mods to the hull and deck, the boat has also been fitted with a new Hall Spars mast. We believe it’s the first time Hall has supplied a mast for an Open 60. Alex Thompson  … Read more

Hurray! We are 2!

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Well – two month that is but what two month it’s been! What started up as a ‘beer-fueled’ Friday night idea, has grown in just a short while to a respected source of news and information within the yacht rigging industry. To give an idea, we have had 11’000 page views on Rigging News and  … Read more