A 14-year-old sea cadet who fell from a ship’s rigging into the Solent died from severe chest injuries, post-mortem tests have found. Jonathan Martin, of Ashford, Kent, was on the training ship TS Royalist, anchored at Stokes Bay, Gosport. He was climbing the rigging to bring in the sails when he fell 25ft (7.5m) into … Read more
Equiplite has developed a nice solution to keep ‘none-working’ lines tight and tidy. They say: The LineKeeper is designed to grip large ropes above 20 mm in diameter than are normally too big to fit into a rope clutch and which do not require an expensive jammer. In cases where they just require a simple … Read more
We haven’t done one of these for a while so we dug out an oldie but a goodie. Oskar Kihlborg captures Mathias Rahm loosing his rig in the final semi final run of the Match Cup Sweden in 2007. Shocker.
Schaefer’s Patented Articulating Sail Track Solves Big Problem for the New 203 ft. Sailing Yacht “Athos” February 9, 2010 – – New Bedford, MA – – Schaefer Marine’s patented articulating mast track has been installed on the mast of the 203 ft. sailing mega yacht “Athos”, which will arguably be the most notable launching of … Read more
Lewmar’s Navtec Rigging Product Group has appointed John Hodgart as General Manager for Navtec France. Strategically based in Mandelieu, near Cannes, he will run this site and work with the Navtec group to develop rigging solutions for its customers worldwide. The Mandelieu facility currently offers full rigging and hydraulics service to sailing yachts throughout the … Read more
We recently posted a Video of Saudade’s (Wally 147) ‘Top Down Furling System’. Now a new Vid appeared on the net. This time it’s the new Lutra 80 Singularity using a Future Fibres supplied torsion cable on their A2. Check out the furling speed on this puppy!
Iceland got more than their fair share of bad press lately but there is one thing they can/should shout about. An article published by Sail-World recently tells the story of Hampidjan’s success with their Dynex Dux in the yachting industry. (Source: Sail-World) Founded back in 1934 Hampidjan has spread beyond the Icelandic shores to become … Read more
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