Lionheart

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(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) Last week Future Fibres’ were in The Netherlands to assist with dressing and stepping the full pbo Future Fibres rig on the mast of Lionheart, the world’s largest J-Class. The new breed of aluminum Super J-Class yacht was built by Claassen Jachtbouw and measures 44m LOA, is 6.55m at her beam  … Read more

T-Track Traveller System from Ronstan

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(Source: Ronstan) For small keel boats and sportsboats T-track jib leads are a great blend of performance and functionality in a simple, efficient package. Composite slide bodies with plunger stops run on anodised aluminium track, and allow quick and easy manual adjustment. Lightweight Composite jib lead cars continue the design philosophy of the award winning  … Read more

Reporting – Spanish Style

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 Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing This lady, reporting for local TV during the Trofeo de la Reina from the first spreader of the new IRC TP52 ‘Cam’ was snapped by Pierre Orphanidis from valenciasailing. We are guessing that this was the highlight for the TV audience as the event itself was hampered by  … Read more

Lewmar Names New Sales and Marketing Director

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Matt Johnston, Lewmar’s new Sales and Marketing Director (Source: Lewmar) Lewmar has announced the promotion of Matt Johnston to the new role of Sales and Marketing Director. Matt has been Sales Director since the business was re-organised 18-months ago. From today he will also take full responsibility for all marketing activities for the company on  … Read more

Multi or Mono?

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We are seeing some positive movements towards the 34th Americas Cup although there are still some fundamental questions that need answering in a relative short timeframe. One of these is the kind of boat to be used in the next cup. Last week BMWOracle released two concepts they are working on – both of them  … Read more

Baltic 112 Reichel Pugh Nauta

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(source: Hall Spars) The spectacular Baltic 112 RPN Nilaya was launched in Finland in June. Designed for racing performance, Nilaya has a 48m, high-modulus Hall Seamless spar fit with Hall SCR standing rigging with titanium fittings. The Hall-supplied running rigging package is made up of all high-performance Gottifredi Maffioli ropes.

CST Composites Partner with Composites CRC

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(source: CST Composites) In line with CST’s dedication to continuous technological development, it has entered into a partnership with Composites CRC (CRC-ACS – Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures), joining the CRC-ACS Associate Membership program in October 2009. Composites CRC have years of experience in composites design, analysis, manufacture and testing, and is one  … Read more

French News

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(Source: Blew Stoub) Blew Stoub in the heart of FNOB Skippered by Dee Caffari, the 60′ is member of the FNOB team, the founding organiser of the next Barcelona World Race which will be departing from Barcelona next December. Within just one week, Blew Stoub supervised the masting and standing rigging set-up including its latest  … Read more