A nice vid from the guys at PRO-Rigging in Palma de Majorca, dressing and stepping a CNB 104’, 48 meter mast earlier this year. The movie covers the final two days of the full mast service, which took about a month to complete.
(Source: Holmatro) The push button hydraulics of Holmatro answer 2 trends: they offer cruising comfort when sailing short handed, and they handle the high loads instantly on modern performance yachts. Whatever your purpose is, these hydraulics will make your day on the water. Innovative System Hydraulics The push button system hydraulics of Holmatro are unique. … Read more
The TP season is over but we are left with these beautiful shots from Studio Borlenghi/Audi MedCup from behind the sceen – a tribute to the guys ashore who make it happen.
(Source: Lewmar) Lewmar has announced the signing of the latest of the new-generation J-Class yachts, Yankee. She will feature a full set of Lewmar aluminium high performance racing winches, and a compliment of satin-blast stainless deck hardware. Designed by Dykstra & Partners Naval Architects, Yankee will be built at Holland Jachtbouw alongside the fully Lewmar-equipped … Read more
(source: Navtec) Navtec’s fully equipped rod and fibre rigging facility based close to Cannes on the south of France has just completed building a full replacement set of rigging for the 88m, 3 masted French commercial superyacht ‘Le Ponnant’. Emphasis on quality, delivery and value for money The rigging package has been completed on schedule … Read more
Fresh off the press. Southern Spars latest newsletter: Newsletter 33
As promised; Boras first flight. Many thanks to Thierry Martinez for the great shots.
RSB Rig Pro unstep Red Dragon mast… RSB Rig Pro unstepped the 65 meter, 14’000kg mast from Red Dragon yesterday. The preparation work was completed the week before which allowed the whole operation to be carried out with no problems and the minimum of stress. The mast is the largest ever unstepped in Palma and … Read more
[Source: Pete Melvin, AC72 Class Rule Consultant] To: Prospective America’s Cup teams, contributors to the rule, and other interested parties: We now have a suitable proposal to incorporate into the AC72 Class Rule regarding a wing area reduction method. After performing additional research into the feasibility of the previous 4m removable tip concept, we concluded … Read more
(Source: Selden Mast AB) SELDEN REVERSIBLE WINCHES R30 R40 R46 R52 Seldén takes an even stronger grip on the deck hardware market by introducing a whole new range of manually operated winches. They are reversible! This patented new feature gives a new dimension to the concept of winches. The winches are of self tailing type … Read more