Big Gear

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(Source: Holmatro) Holmatro recently delivered the rigging hydraulics for the 49 mtr Spirit of tradition Ketch built at Royal Huisman. This super-yacht ketch is designed by Gerard Dykstra and Partners, whose expertise in performance-orientated classic yachts is proven. A superb combination of modern and tasteful classic looks above the waterline, with a modern, easily driven  … Read more

Sex on 3 legs

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Lots of new boats are being launched right now from TP52 to Volvos to Superyachts but this is by far our favourite 2011 launch so far. Check out the video of the first sea trials of this 40’* Nigel Irens designed tri here. Awesome. *Correction…see comment below.

Champagne 1 – TP52 0

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All conquering TP52 Audi Azzurra lost its first fight of the year… to a champagne bottle. The boat builders will be pleased! The Med Cup gets underway tomorrow with 6 brand new boats on the line. We will bring you an update on their rigging choices for 2011 very soon.

2nd Gen

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Following up on the second generation 1:1 code 0 / Stay sail top swivels, Equiplite now present the new 2:1 top swivel… Nice.  Picture:Equiplite.eu 

Wing thing.

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The snow is gone and the new toys are coming out. Story below and more pics here. [Source: Mirabaud] Thomas Jundt, the Geneva based sailor and engineer, unveiled the 2011 version of his experimental foiler, Mirabaud LX, at the Société Nautique de Genève on Wednesday evening. The radical foiler, in addition to its foils and  … Read more

What is it?

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Maybe there’s a clue in a recent post. Have a guess or wait until next week for the story.

Real? Unreal!

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Its not rigging but its too good not to post. We are not even sure if its real. Do you know?

Crazy season

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It’s a Mini Transat year and we will be featuring some more innovating rigging solutions from the guys and girls who will be sailing single handed, in a 21ft boat across the Atlantic later on this year. While composite rigging and carbon mast (re-introduced in 2005) are nothing new in this class, the refinements and  … Read more

Awards

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Southern Stars at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards… Southern Spars would like to congratulate all involved with the design and build of superyachts Zefira, Imagine, Kokomo, Twizzle, and Lady B. Described by its organisers as the most competitive year in the history of the World Superyacht awards, all 5 superyachts rigged by Southern Spars picked  … Read more