Composite Alley

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These great pictures landed in our inbox over the weekend – taken in Porto Cervo – at the Loro Piana Superyacht regatta. If they prove anything, then it is the general acceptance of high tech composite rigging within the Superyacht fraternity. Thank you and keep them coming! 

Loro Piana regatta

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(Source: FutureFibres) The Future Fibres sponsored Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is taking place off the Costa Smeralda on 8 -12 June 2010. An incredible 16 of the 27 competing Superyachts have Future Fibres rigging – that´s 60% of the fleet! The Reichel Pugh 148 foot, Visione, was the first superyacht to make the switch to  … Read more

RSB Rig Pro riggers in Porto Cervo

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Steve Branagh begin and Todd Cooper will both be sailing onboard the new Wally 82, Highland Fling during the Loro Piana regatta in Porto Cervo. RSB have been involved with the Highland Fling project since the launch in Newport, RI and supplied the full running rigging package to the boat. Both Steve and Todd will  … Read more

Anne Caseneuve in Port

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The stricken yacht was towed into the port of Roscoff by the French Coast Guard (CROSS) after being dismasted on Tuesday on the return leg of the Vendee – St. Petersburg race. No one was hurt and the causes of the failure are so far unknown.

Jammy

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(Source: Antal/mysailing.com.au) Antal Release a new jammer for Dyneema subject to extreme loads. Antal have again chosen to employ their locking v-cam for this Maxi jammer. This offers high grip, reducing compression on the line and allowing it to keep its shape without crushing it, thus reducing cover damage and increasing work loads as a  … Read more

Cool.

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A container load of FT10 Spars from CSTComposites – China bound.

Dismasted

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Naviguez Anne Caseneuve has been dismasted on the return leg of the Vendee – St. Petersbourg race. (Source: vendee-saintpetersbourg) At 1650hrs (GMT), while Anne Caseneuve’s trimaran was sailing eight and a half miles off Brignogan on the northern coast of Finistère in Brittany, the boat was dismasted in a 15-20 knot southerly wind. Anne Caseneuve wants  … Read more

Factory Tour

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Blogger Stephen Lirakis reports from his tour of the Southern Spars EC6 production facilities in Rhode Island: Yesterday I toured the Southern Spars Composite rigging office in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. My tour arranged and guided by Tony Reaper. Many familiar faces there, Scott Vogel and Richie Boyd formerly of Navtec. (also former 12 meter  … Read more

The Guts Behind the Gear

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(Source: SAIL Magazine / Harken) Harken has been supplying gear to America’s Cup competitors since the early 1970s, and been providing the winch and hardware packages for both challenger and defender since the 1995 match. “As you would expect, the Cup match in Valencia was very interesting,” says Harken’s Global Sales Manager, Mark Wiss. Harken  … Read more