Apart from their size, the maxi ‘Lahana’ and Scotty Cav’s new mini have plenty in common. Both are from the drawing board of Bakewell-White and are rigged by Southern Spars. This is prove that size really doesn’t matter and yes – the minis prod is longer….
We all saw the pictures of the 12 meter ‘Il Moro’ mast coming down a couple of weeks ago. Now we have the culprit – a broken D1 turnbuckle. Bummer.
(Source: Hall Spars) The Hall-rigged Baltic 65 Stig made its racing debut at the 2010 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre sailed in Palma, Spain. Sailing in IRC A, the “mini-maxi” division, Stig finished first of the racer cruisers, just ahead of another Hall project, the Swan 60 Emma. Stig is one of Baltic Yachts’ marquee … Read more
Haven’t done one of these for a while – and thanks to Juan Pablo Cadario we got this beauty. This T-ring busted on the TP52 Matador during the Audi Med Cup Caja Mediterráneo Region of Murcia Trophy.
(Source: Future Fibres) On Tuesday morning. Skipper Sidney Gavignet completed the circumnavigation of the British Isles in record time – bringing the Future Fibres rigged 100’ Trimaran home an incredible 1 day and 15 hours under the previous single handed record. In fact, Sidney also beat the outright record set by Steve Fosset and crew … Read more
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UPDATE: More bad luck for Steve Clark and Aethon as they broke their wing on leg one, race one of the C-Class Champs. Check the footage, courtesy of Sailing Anarchy who are covering the event live: Ok, turn down the lights, lock the door and get yourself over to http://www.littleac.com/ for some great pictures of the … Read more
One design is making a comeback and while there are many designers and builders trying to get their product off the ground, few are getting there. One boat which has certainly made it is the Sotto 40. 9 boats lined up at the first leg of the Mitsubishi Sailing Cup in Rio last weekend and … Read more
Gottfried Pössl’s Class 40, Celox 40 was dismasted shortly after the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race as boat captain Andreas Hanakamp explains; “We were doing 26.4 knots of boat speed when the runner gave way, everybody is okay but shattered. We have anchored the rig and marked it, so that it … Read more
another product that caught our eye not for what it is but for its concept. Recycling is the future and this award winning light weight sailing jacket from Henri Lloyd is all about that. Partnering with the Japanese company Teijin (Japanese company specialising in developing environment-friendly products and services) and using ECO CIRCLE™ (Teijin’s revolutionary … Read more