Carbomax Furling Boom

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Carbomax Park Avenue Boom (convertible in Furling Boom) (Source: Maxspar) Maxspar has developed a new boom which can start life as a Park Avenue boom for a full batten main sail and at a later date easily transformed into a motorised furling boom without the need to change the boom itself. The transformation option comprises  … Read more

Timber!

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Europe’s foremost classic regatta starts today – showcasing the best collection of classic boats afloat today. While the Voile de St. Tropez also boats a big IRC fleet with some of the biggest names competing, we are complete suckers for the classic boats at this iconic event. It’s in stark but beautiful contrast to the  … Read more

Gleistein at the PUMA Mueritz Matchrace

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The town harbour of Waren in the Mueritz region of northeast Germany plays host to the 3rd annual PUMA Mueritz Matchrace. Over three thrilling days, numerous sailing teams will fight it out. An accompanying programme will ensure that the excitement isn’t just contained to the water. Gleistein is also there as a sponsor and will  … Read more

Legends: Ceramco’s Mast Falling Down Party

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(Source: VolvoOceanRace) ‘It seems like a lifetime ago’, says Ceramco New Zealand’s crewmember Simon Gundry. ‘Almost 30 years ago to be exact, since we were sailing down the Atlantic on the first leg of the 1981-82 Whitbread on the Bruce Farr designed Ceramco New Zealand.. ‘Twelve New Zealanders off to conquer the world on this  … Read more

Swan Song

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(Source: Hall Spars) Ninety-five Swans competed in five divisions at the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo in September. Conditions varied from a mistral to no wind at all; in the end Hall customers won four Swan titles. In Maxi Class A, Danilo Salsi’s Swan 90 DSK Pioneer Investments won by three points over Johann  … Read more

New 2

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Also sailing for the first time is Foncia – the new IMOCA 60 for the “Professor”, Michel Desjoyeaux. We will get the story on this one soon. All pictures: © Yvan Zedda / Team FONCIA

New 1

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The first Kiwi 40FC stepped and launched in Auckland this morning. The stepping of this Class 40 designed by the Farr office has been delayed due to bad weather in New Zealand in recent days. Sea trials will start shortly.

Static Lashing Blocks

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(Source: Colligo Marine)  These lightweight aluminum blocks can be used for low movement applications like split backstays, running backs, setting up your own purchase system for an adjustable Backstay or Boomvang. Great for Inhaulers too! They are designed with a large radius and can be used with Dynex Dux. They have no moving parts and  … Read more