Old school – Light speed

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(Source:County Press Online) The 160ft Eleonora. Picture by Chris Boynton. MAST-makers worked 23-hour days to come to the aid of a vessel taking part in this year’s Westward Cup. The cup, which was created to revive the Big Class classic yacht racing of 100 years ago, brought a glamorous fleet of boats to Cowes, including  … Read more

The New & Improved Yacht Maltese Falcon: The Perini Navi 335 ft (102m) Falcon Rig Superyacht

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(Source: Charter World) The new and improved Maltese Falcon sailing yacht design and rotating clipper rig is larger, faster and better – and it has now been unveiled by Perini Navi Italy. Perini Navi Yachts Italy has created a new 335 ft (102m) steel hull, aluminium superstructure, sailing yacht concept which utilises the famous clipper  … Read more

J/111 Spars with Nanotube Technology

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The new J/111 from J/Boats launched in early August with a full set of Hall Seamless spars. “It’s really fun to drive,” says Ben Hall following the initial stepping and sail trials. “The helm is beautifully balanced. The sailplan has a very high aspect ratio, and the a-sail is really big,” he adds. “Combined with  … Read more

Loaded

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(Source: Spinlock) Scoot is a slick Nelson Marek 55 launched by New England Boat Works, Rhode Island for a customer requiring a “simple, fast and fun” day sailer. Scoot is just that and will be seen buzzing around Nantucket all summer. Scoot has just 2 winches, dual wheels and an array of push-buttons on deck,  … Read more

The Future is RC44

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(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) A fantastic week of racing just ended in Valencia and Chris Bake’s Team Aqua was the undisputed leader, not only taking the RC44 Valencia Cup but also winning both the match and fleet race portions of it. Future Fibres are the official standing rigging suppliers for the class and were also  … Read more

May Gives you Wings – The Story

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As promised, the story from Adam May, the creator of the coolest Moth rig going: (Source: Adam May) For pretty much as long as I’ve sailed I’ve had a fascination with the futuristic looking C Class cats, and their wing sails. I’ve always wanted to do a wing, but had imagined it would be as  … Read more

English Braids sponsor Dart 18 Worlds

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(Source: English Braids) English Braids would like to wish all the sailors at the 2010 Dart 18 World Championships a great event. We are proud sponsors of the Dart 18 World Championships and suppliers of Dart 18 ‘Production One Design’ equipment. The long established Dart 18 World Championships attracts a fleet of over 100 boats  … Read more

Blew Stoub at METS 2010

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A more substantial Composites pavillion will be opening in Hall 11, bringing together the major Composite specific equipment suppliers along with mast manufacturers and surveyors. Blew Stoub is positioning today as the leader in textile solutions and mast/desk attachment mechanisms. You will find us for the duration of the trade show at stand 11.320 in  … Read more