Central Lechera Asturia Dismasted

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(Source: BWR) Central Lechera Asturiana was dismasted very early this morning while on delivery passage to Barcelona for the start of the Barcelona World Race. The crew are safe, not injured and are making to Cascais, Lisbon. The IMOCA Open 60 Central Lechera Asturiana of co-skippers Juan Merediz (ESP) and Fran Palacio (ESP) suffered a  … Read more

Take two

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After being forced back to La Rochelle after breaking a component linking the genoa to the mast, Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret are once again on their way to Barcelona. The Mirabaud shore team lifted the rig over the weekend and affected the repair in record time. Next stop: BWR.

How things used to be. Now.

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(Source: The Sydney Herald) Wound up … Anthony Longhurst prepares ropes for rigging the Endeavour replica, which will circumnavigate Australia next year. Photo: Nick Moir THE miles and miles of rope under foot. The sticky smell of tar in the air. The broken murmur of conversation among men engrossed in their tasks: stretching, coating, worming,  … Read more

Not Strictly Rigging

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… and not quite new, yet very cool. Special ropes hold a 160m2 towing kite (Surfertoday.com) SkySails was the first company to understand the advantages of wind technologies in the shipping industry. SurferToday.com has published several articles about the adventure of the Beluga, the first cargo vessel to adopt the towing kite technology. This unique  … Read more