GMT Spar for Hylas 70

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The newest Hylas 70, Archangel, has been launched with a GMT carbon fiber mast featuring an innovative in-mast furling system. Archangel will be on display at Strictly Sail Miami, February 17-21, 2011. “Archangel’s owner is an exceptionally experienced yachtsman with demanding performance expectations for his boat and her gear,” says Jay Kiley, Director of Sales  … Read more

Protect yourself

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(Source: MyBoatsGear.com) Please take the time to visit the MyBoatsGear.com for more great product information. PROtect Tape Not much to say here except that these tapes are used by professional sailors to help move sails, reduce drag, help with chafe and protection. Only the best for the top sailors! Typical applications : Dragging lines over  … Read more

Re-Vamped

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Future Fibres has re-vamped their website and added heaps of product and technology information. There is a particularly interesting section on the aero studies and development they been working on. Watch one of the clips here and click here for more.

She’ll be right

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(Source: Vodafone) It was business as usual for TeamVodafoneSailing tonight in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Wednesday night race, until a shroud breakage led to a toppled rig. The boat was sailing at 25 knots of boatspeed on a Beam Reach off Devonport Wharf in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, when a cap shroud termination gave  … Read more

Old Movie – Current Technology

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A little You Tube search revealed this most interesting clip from Matrix Mast who of course has been bought out by Hall Spars a number of years ago. Why are we posting this now? The technology and build process shown here for the Ocean Furl boom is still current and the product remains very popular.  … Read more

Wing Talk

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(Source: CupInfo.com) Pete Melvin, a co-author of the AC72 Class Rule, explains where technology development is likely to focus for the AC72, why the America’s Cup cats ended up with two wing sizes, and the role of the sailors in what looks like an increasingly computer-driven fast-tracked development environment: The wing sail, brought forward from  … Read more

Safety First

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Mast Safe Ware: The highest level of safety when you need to climb up the mast (Source: Maffioli) The Mast Safe Ware line was developed to give riggers and professional sailors the highest level of safety and comfort whenever they need to climb up the mast. All the products of the Mast Safe Ware line  … Read more