Final preparations are underway in St. Malo for the 87 (!) skippers in this year’s edition of the Route de Rhum, starting tomorrow PM. Follow it here .
A great article in this month Yachting World, taking a closer look at the windage / drag argument in standing rigging and a novel ‘new’ idea from Future Fibres. Click on image to enlarge. (Source: Yachting World)
RSB Rigging in Palma has been busy over the last few weeks unstepping Superyacht rigs for inspection and service before their anual ‘milk run’ to the Caribbean. RSB Rig Pro unstep Y II mast… RSB Rig Pro unstepped the 45 meter mast on the Dixon designed Y II yesterday. The Marten Spars mast was a … Read more
(Source:Hall Spars) Infinity is a modern, high-performance yacht designed for long-distance cruising. Infinity is equipped with a high-aspect, three-spreader Hall Seamless mast and carbon Hall VBoom for superior performance combined with ease of sailhandling. Built by K&M Yachtbuilders of the Netherlands, well-known as an innovative builder of aluminum yachts, Infinity’s hull is striking in … Read more
Future Fibres yesterday celebrated the inauguration of their new mast facility with the President of Generalitat Valenciana – Mr. Francisco Camps. Check the news footage and the first public pictures of the brand new mast factory here.
A new range of ‘small braid’ (something lost in translation here?) from Maffioli. Nice.
(source: Harken) The magnificent J-Class yacht Lionheart joins Hanuman in J-Class revivals equipped by Harken. At 44 m (144 ft), she is the biggest of all the J’s with an overhang of 17 m (56 ft). Her aluminum hull was fitted out with Harken gear by the Claasen Jachtbouw yard, the main contractor for the … Read more
Annual “Autumn Storm” regatta in Trondheim Norway lived up to its name this year. It claimed 2 masts and 1 boom + countless sails this year. Only 12 out of 32 starting boats finished. The guys on this J80 actually hit the pier trying to get into a safe harbor. With the wind and the waves … Read more
Pewaukee, WI—Harken Yacht Equipment announced today the appointment of Alan Lan as Harken’s certified representative in China. As founder and president of Sunrise Marineware Limited, Lan will work closely with Harken to expand the company’s presence in China’s fast –growing sailboat industry. “We couldn’t think of a better fit than Alan and Harken Yacht Equipment,” … Read more
Richard Matthew’s new Southern Spars / EC6+ rigged Oystercatcher XXVIII underwent sea trails in Wellington, New Zealand. Photos by Denette Wilkinson / Southern Spars Facebook: