(Source: Marstrom) Rotating carbon mast, Square topped mainsail, Asymmetric tilted dagger-board foils, High aspect ratio rudder, Carbon canting wheel, U shaped hull, Aft center of Gravity, Huge bowsprit to fly large Code0 and massive asymmetric kite… Alibi’s features orientated toward very high performance are to many to list. If you place the emphasis on lightness … Read more
This was sent in by a Scandinavian friend…. Apparently they are seriously using this. Seriously cool!
(Source: BWR) Central Lechera Asturiana is now in Valencia for further detailed investigation to prepare for the final delivery of what are hoped to be the solutions which can get the IMOCA Open 60, which broke its rig last week off Lisbon, to the start line of the Barcelona World Race on time. The epic … Read more
An in depth interview with one on for the true characters and leader of our industry; Peter Harken. Peter discusses growing up during WWII, the Americas Cup and of course building Harken Inc. as we know and love it today. Hosted by Jim Peck, this is worth 30 minutes of your day.
The RC44 event in Miami went off with a bang… (Source: RC44) The conditions taxed many of the crews, who were sore from being thrown about the light-displacement yachts, but none other than Daniel Calero’s crew aboard Islas Canarias Puerto Calero. The Spanish crew from the Canary Islands was forced out of action with a … Read more
Future Fibres. Their latest marketing publication is a comprehensive guide to all of their products, including all their latest carbon development. Titled ‘Right Fibre for Right Application’, it explains all the different applications for their wide range of products. Switch on the kettle -this read might take a while. 08-Right Fibre for the Right Application
(Source: Lancelin) The new Hydroptere.ch boat, which ambition is to revolutionize the sailing world as well as to perpetuate the innovating concept of flying boat, is based in Switzerland, Lausanne, and made its first navigations on the Leman Lake at the end of October 2010. This 35-foot catamaran constitutes a platform laboratory, which main objective … Read more
(Source: Blew Stoub) With the aim to develop its activity throughout its network’s agent, Blew Stoub oficialized its relationships with new distributors in the USA and Turquey, Gorilla Rigging company based in Rhode Island and Skiper, a company based in Istanbul. http://www.gorillarigging.com/ http://www.skiper.org/
Nice work from West Marine’s rigging shop in Rhode Island. Check out their new blog here. Like we said, its brand new and it takes a while to populate. We know – so keep checking back!
(Source: BWR) After making a rapid, but detailed assessment of the situation on arrival in Cascais, Portugal and ensuring there is no damage, or potential damage to the boat, the crew of the IMOCA Open 60 Central Lechera Asturiana have made the decision to continue towards Barcelona under jury rig. The team’s objective is now … Read more