EMS

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Future Fibres) Rigging systems and rules go hand in hand and with the IRC about to relax the penalty for composite rigging in 2011, Future Fibres has identified the need for a performance based, reasonably priced, hassle free system for your standard IRC Club racer. From this brief, the Encapsulated Multi Shroud (EMS) was  … Read more

Packing

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The US contingency is packing a punch for the 2011 Moth Worlds in Australia. Oh bring on January! Pic: Sailing Anarchy Forum.

Biggest in show

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While there was a lot of impressive gear on show at METS this week, one clearly stood out from the crowd based on it’s sheer size. Reckmann’s 160T Break Load ‘soft luff’ Top Swivel is for the 66 meter Panamax, due to launch early next year. Named the TS-80, is Titanium milled and weighs in  … Read more

And the winner is…

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The winner of our 2010 DAME award survey is Marlow! In an intriguing battle, Marlow’s Classic rope beat Future Fibres FlexC product by a single vote! At the actual awards in Amsterdam, Selden’s Reversible Winch was the convincing winner. Congratulations to all!

‘Fryderyk Chopin’ Chopped

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We previously reported the dismasting of the Polish tall ship “Fryderyk Chopin” but we had no idea how bad it was at the time. Thanks to the Falmouth branch of the RNLI – now we do!  Photo : RNLI/Falmouth 

Speared

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ETNZ broke their spinnaker pole in spectacular fashion in todays tie with Mascalzone Latino. Click here to watch the footage, curtsey of SailTV.

METS

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(source: Southern Spars) Its METS Time Again … and Southern Spars will be exhibiting with two stands this year. 2010 has been a busy one for the team; we’ve launched a number of exciting projects, had some great race results and are forging ahead with leading-edge technologies. We have also welcomed onboard the team at  … Read more

LVT – The final Act

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The final Louis Vuitton Trophy and the last outing of the V5 Americas Cup boats is upon us. Catch all the live action right here on Rigging News, courtesy of SailTV.

5 Days left!

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Only 5 days remain until the announcement of the winner of the 2010 DAME award for the best ‘World First’ product at METS! Vote and show your support for your favorite nominated product right here on rigging news! Future Fibres FlexC is currently holding a narrow lead over Marlow’s Classic Rope and Southern Spars EC6 Hybrid  … Read more