(Source: Navtec) Navtec, the rigging solution of Lewmar Marine, has developed a small-size, anti-torsional stay. Ideal for use with genoas and flying sails on yachts from around 40 foot and above, the new stay is sized at a 7-ton break load. As the latest addition to Navtec’s proven range of furling cables, the stay features … Read more
Harken has gone live with their online resources page. Check out all their catalogues including their brand new 2011 One Design one, featuring tips and tricks from the sports greats, such as Jonathan McKee and Bora Gulari. View or download here.
Due to continued growth, the Formula Marine Group, market leader in the design and manufacture of yacht spars, has vacancies for a Project Engineer and Production Engineer based at its subsidiary in Blokzijl, near Vollenhove in the Netherlands. Experienced individuals are required with expertise in managing the technical aspects of large projects and displaying strong … Read more
….literally! A nice example of some free style Mini rigging and stepping by Jake Jeffries.
Update: The man fatally injured in this accident has been named as Andrew Pelletier. Rigging News wishes to express our condolences to his family and co-workers. (Source: The Providence Journal) Worker, 26, dies in accident at North Kingstown company NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — An employee of the Composite Rigging Co. (Ed. note: The manufacturers of … Read more
HARKEN CUSTOM PROJECT – ALLOY YACHTS’ VERTIGO “Vertigo uses a 60-ton (54,400 kg / 120,000 lb) stainless standup mainsheet block. Megan had her photo taken with it for scale which made a beautiful poster.” -Corinne Rich, Custom Sales Mgr
The first pictures of a slow boat to South America. Tough times on the IMOCA 60 Mirabaud.
(Source: NZ Herald) Superyacht crowd dig into pockets for quake Expand Peter Montgomery spurred on auction guests to donate. Photo / Ellie BradeThe superyacht community rallied in Auckland last Thursday to raise money for those affected by the Christchurch earthquake. Superyacht owners, skippers, sailors and suppliers gathered at Headquarters Restaurant and Bar in Westhaven’s Beaumont … Read more
Speaking this morning live to the Visio-Conference with Barcelona, Wavre outlined that the duo now planned to ride out the remainder of the worst of the stormy low pressure system before attempting to set up a jury rig using Mirabaud’s boom and storm jib. The Swiss skipper, who had to abandon his 2008-9 Vendée Globe … Read more