(source: Offshore Spars) Due to the continuing economic slump in the European boat building industry and no new mast building projects on the immediate horizon the decision has been made to close Oy Offshore Spars Ab located in Jakobstad, Finland effective May 10, 2010. All projects that were under construction in that facility are 100% … Read more
As teen sailor Jessica Watson nears the end of her journey, two baysiders are watching her return with particular pride. The 16-year-old is expected to reach Sydney Harbour on Saturday in her attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the world non-stop and unassisted. Hemmant-based yacht rigger David Lambourne knows her determination well, … Read more
The Navtec website has been updated and, according to them, its featuring many improvements. The site has been designed with a more edgy feel and is packed with information about Navtec products. You judge.
(source: Future Fibres Facebook) Future Fibres rigged boats wipe the floor in race one of the Audi Med Cup, placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Congrats to ‘Quantum’ on their ‘come from behind’ win! Ed Note: Future Fibres rigged Cristabella leads after 3 races, 1 point ahead of Quantum. Return to riggingnews.com tomorrow for more … Read more
A nice promotion video from the guys a Marstrom Composites. Surprising little reference to their spar making facilities but some very nice composite work nonetheless.
An interesting study was posted on ehow.com recently. It is US specific but nonetheless an interesting article on average wages, location and how much expierence really counts. Have a read and good luck. (source: ehow.com) Sailboat Rigger Salary Information Sailboat riggers repair, replace and maintain sailboat rigging and sail systems. They troubleshoot problems with rigging … Read more
Thanks to SailTV, Rigging News will bring you the Audi Med Cup Live to your computer. In the future we will also stream high profile events such as the RC44 series and Louis Vuitton Cup. Stay tuned!
With one day to go ‘til the first race of the 2010 Audi Med Cup Series we are finally getting a closer look at the competition as they gather in Cascais. While we are still a little bit hazy on the various running rigging suppliers the teams are using, we have a good handle on … Read more
This question must have been asked by the unfortunate Synergy crew when they went for a swim the other day. Hysterical – check it:
Offshore Spars online shop is now up and running. From rope to tape to their nice t-shirts, they got it covered. Check it here. (T-shirts would be gratefully received for the free plug!)