Since the start of the Dyneema Experience vids like these have been popping up all over the internet, ‘bigging up’ Dyneema and the various rope makers who supplied the 40 teams / boats. The winner will get the chance to attend a ‘Sailing Master Class’ with the Puma Volvo Ocean Race team. We are … Read more
(Source: Hall Spars) That’s a 55-meter crate being hoisted over the dike in Breskens, Holland. The turn required to the reach the Hall factory was too tight for a load that long. The Hall Seamless spar is for the Oyster 125 under construction at RMK in Istanbul, Turkey. Our apologies to the citizens of Breskens … Read more
Nice vid of Groupama 4 playing with their new toy. Check back here for the full story on how the Volvo Ocean Racing is shaping up from a rigging / mast perspective. ‘Choice’ is the operative word.
(Source: Bella Mente Racing) I was in Newport on Monday to get a quick visual check on the rig. It is coming along nicely and we are looking like we are on schedule. The team at Hall is doing a nice job on our rig with the little time they have had. We will soon … Read more
Formula Marine one of Europe’s leading mast builders supplied their new generation of ultra-lightweight carbon masts for the first three yachts to finish in the recent Normandy Channel Race for this demanding class. The gruelling course took the yachts from Ouistreham, Port of Caen, through the Solent in the UK to Ireland. After rounding the … Read more
(Source: Navtec) With the start of the next Volvo Ocean Race looming, the five declared teams are busy building boats. And as they cross the start line in Alicante on 29 October, the fleet’s top syndicates will be powered by Navtec Race Hydraulics. Drawing on the Titanium M Cylinder Range, Navtec has optimised each cylinder … Read more
No wind on Day One of the Dubois Cup in Porto Cervo – a great photo opp for Rick Thomlinson to capture these monster boats and rigs from the top down.
Ok – I think we’ve left you hanging long enough! A ‘What is it?’ a couple of weeks ago drew a lot of comments and we did promise a story. Here it is: The picture was taken in Gorilla Rigging’s shop in Rhode Island was in fact Jay Sharkey’s new rigging for the Mini 6.50 … Read more
In absence of any meaningful rigging news, you might be interested in this instead: (Source: The Daily Sail) Doyle Sails NZ is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned world class sailing professional Mike Sanderson. Mike will be joining the team at the beginning of June 2011 as Director of Sales and Partner for the … Read more
Yes, we are still talking rigging. Since none of the previous ‘What is it?’ have cause you much problems, we A. added a distraction and B. A pushpit in this one. Any ideas which boat and backstay supplier? We know. Do you?