Jury Rig is next target for Mirabaud duo

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(Source: Barcelona World Race) Dismasted Mirabaud are under engine as they ride out the worst of a storm which should pass over them in the next few hours. Though the mast broke near the top, above the third set of spreaders, it seems that in the end they were unable to stabilise the broken section  … Read more

Mirabaud Dismasted

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(Source: Barcelona World Race) Currently racing in sixth place Mirabaud was dismasted today shortly after 1600hrs UTC. At the time, the boat was sailing in difficult conditions with very rough seas. Thankfully the crew are unharmed and are currently securing the different sections of mast. Race Direction of Barcelona World Race in Barcelona were informed  … Read more

Cruising Wings?

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All these new wings which are either in construction or out there doing their thing made us think about where this might lead to for your average cruising boat or even super yachts. Usually, there is a trickle effect with any new development from the grand prix race circuit to your club cruiser and everything  … Read more

More Wings

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Mirabaud LX wing is well under way in Switzerland. Thomas Jundt’s team continue to push the boundaries with this incredible ‘Hull-less’, foiling mono-hull based on Lake Geneva. Lots of amazing construction picture by one of the best in the business, Juerg Kaufmann here. We can’t wait to see this ‘boat’ re-lauched shortly.

Stand Tall

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Going under the Panama Bridge at the top of the 180′ Nirvana’s Main Mast. Awesome.

What is it?

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Here’s a beauty for you all. Comment below. Credit: Lloyd Images

HD Rigging

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…by Greement Courant. A nice vid from their workshop in Morges Switzerland, starting the day’s work building a Spin Halyard for a 47’ IRC boat. Are you an HD ‘Rigging’ HERO? Let us know!

Whisper rig stepping with EC6

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport) Back in the fall Rig Pro assisted with Composite Rigging to convert the 116′ sloop Whisper from steel rigging to EC 6 carbon standing rigging. The project included a full rig service and spreader end modifications. Whisper has enjoyed the performance of the lighter rigging so far this season in the  … Read more

No Quick Fix

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In Wellington the first assessment of the broken mast of Central Lechera Asturiana is being completed with Auckland’s Southern Spars having now been asked to develop repair options if possible, but it seems certain there will be no short term, easy solution to get Juan Merediz and Fran Palacio back afloat quickly. Good luck.