Overnight, the first ever AC45 was launched in Auckland, New Zealand. Oh, bring on the sailing pics….. This is should happen Monday!
The first ever AC45 wing is complete and assembled. Sea trails are schedule for early next week.
Thats the story of ‘the wing’ so far downunder. Its worth the perseverance – there has been steady process and performance keeps improving. Here is the latest break it – fix it in the series. Check out the vid here and the aftermath below – oh, and in the last pic its being fixed again! … Read more
Lewmar Expands Marketing Team Lewmar has appointed Emma White in the role of Marketing Manager. Based at the Lewmar UK Head Office, White will work with Lewmar’s Sales & Marketing Director, Matt Johnston, to drive the global promotion of the Lewmar and Navtec brands. White joins Lewmar from her role as Marketing Manager with Oceanair, … Read more
(Source: BWR) Jean Le Cam spoke by telephone this morning about the dismasting of President, text here and audio in English with co-skipper Bruno Garcia at 0830hrs UTC this morning. We’re around fifty miles from the port we need to get to and around 25 miles from the coast of the island of San Antao. … Read more
Source: BWR The team are safe and sound Jean Le Cam reported to Race Direction of the Barcelona World Race at 1925hrs (UTC) this Monday evening that the IMOCA Open 60 President has lost its mast. Jean Le Cam (FRA) and Spanish co-skipper Bruno Garcia are on board and both safe and healthy. The incident … Read more
DSM Dyneema, producer of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, is recruiting the globe for 40 ‘Skippers’. They can test running-rigging made with Dyneema® fiber and share their experiences through social media. If you are selected to join the 2011 Experience Team, we will re-rig your boat completely free of charge with ropes made with Dyneema®. … Read more
Source: Spencer Rigging INS Tarangini re-rig given go ahead Spencer Rigging Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of a £1.27m re-rig of the Indian Navy Training Ship INS Tarangini. This is one of many long standing associations that the team at Spencer Rigging are proud to have upheld throughout a difficult period in their … Read more
Ryan from West Marine Newport talks us through some cover. A great read, like all his posts on the WM blog. A Cover Story So far it is the year of the cover!!! This week we have had a few customers come in and inquire what all this difference about cover’s for lines is. … Read more
Bear inspecting the damage – Picture: US Airforce team Charlie McKee is charging hard and smoking through his selection of wings down under. Big props for giving it a go! Now that the wait is finally over, the results are encouraging at the worlds – after 6 races Charlie notched up two top 5 results … Read more