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They’ll stick a wing in anything these days! Santiago Lange’s Tornado catamaran from the 2008 Olympics, now with a wing designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian. Thanks to Vsail.info. Valencia, 12 July 2011. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info
(Source: Boating Business) Revolution in the rigging Close-up of the dressing and stepping the full PBO Future Fibres rig on the mast of Lionheart, the world’s largest J-Class. It can seem technology is opening up an ever-widening gap between race boats and modest cruising craft, but the racing world may still have something to … Read more
RSB Rig Pro had an early start yesterday morning to allow them to restep the 63 meter, 12000kg mast onboard the 52 meter sloop Konkordia before the sea breeze filled in across the bay of Palma. The cranes were set up by 0800 and the mast was secured in the boat by mid morning allowing … Read more
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s new VO70 launches with a fully optimised, Future Fibres mast and rigging package On Tuesday 5 July 2011, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team launched their new Farr designed VOR70 in Portofino, Italy. Future Fibres supplied a fully customised mast and rigging package for the team which will this October become the … Read more
(Source: Holmatro) With these new modular valve blocks, push button hydraulics is now available for smaller yachts too. As of now, Holmatro can offer push button hydraulic solutions for yachts between 35 and 120 ft. Power packs, controls, manifolds, cylinders and winches: we will take care of it. These new HPS-200-MCD and HPS-200-MCS blocks are … Read more
(Source: Lorima) Stepping of the 145′ VPLP, “HEMISPHERE” : a 54 m carbon mast on the largest sailing catamaran ever built !
Yeap – that’s’ a poor title but we just couldn’t help ourselves…. This is the Italian Cookson 50 ‘Calipso’ who broke her mast in the recent ORC Worlds in Creste. Bad times.
(Source: APS) Often times, our riggers call really fancy work “Gucci.” They say, ‘That’s Gucci’ or ‘Very Gucci.’ The name has panache and communicates a lot. I’m taking the liberty to say today – sure, these lines have some Gucci going on, but really, they’re Yves St. Laurent. There’s no mistaking – these are some … Read more