Oakley Jones (Northeast USA Sales) reports: Harken is on the move again. After coming off another successful Key West Race Week the boys drove the Harken Tech Team trailer to Miami for the 2011 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta. 716 sailors from 53 countries arrived in Miami for a week of Olympic-caliber racing in the Fi…nn, … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars) We are pleased to announce that Southern Spars New Zealand have settled into a new home. The bespoke 10,000m² manufacturing facility enables Southern Spars to introduce new technologies and accommodate the growing demand for larger and more technically advanced superyacht and grand prix race rigs.
Lewmar is offering, for a limited period only, a FREE OneTouch Winch handle with every EVO™ Winch purchased. Lewmar’s EVO™ Winch Range is an evolution of the renowned Lewmar Ocean Winch. •Easy to service, with no tools required •Optional ‘Fast Fit’ stud fi xings for easy installation •Available in a choice of finishes to suit … Read more
Team Foncia has made it to Cape Town with her somewhat shorter rig. Michel Desjoyeaux comments: “During these three or four days, we also had time to sort out our emotions a little and together digest the disappointment caused by our being forced to retire from the competition. Right now we’re going to unstep the … Read more
A glimpse into Smart Rigging’s factory as they are winding an anti torsion luff cable for a 1900m2 Code1.
The report was sent from Foncia’s Michel Desjoyeaux and François Gabart at 0659hrs this Wedenesday morning: “ On January 26th 2011 at 0240hrs UTC positioned at 41°12,6 S and 8°59,8 E Foncia was sailing a course of 115 degrees at an average of 18 knots under Solent and one reef with the wind at 140 … Read more
(source: Synfo) Whilst sailing of the coast of Guadeloupe on 22nd January 2011, the 45 metre superyacht Salperton was dismasted under light conditions. The vessel though, made it to port safely with no reported injuries to those on board. The cause of the dismasting has, as yet, not been identified but the mast was broken … Read more
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(Source: Lewmar) Following the recent announcement that the IRC are changing the rules relating to fibre rigging in 2011, Navtec have teamed up with Pat Eudy’s Lutra 42 programme and have completely re-rigged Big Booty with Navtec Z-System PBO rigging in time for Key West Race Week. The Navtec Team will work closely with Big … Read more
Its sailing! The AC45 got an airing in Auckland overnight.