(Source: Future Fibres) Mike Golding‘s brand new IMOCA 60 mast and rigging leaves the Future Fibres factory in Valencia, bound for England.
(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just got back from our latest trip to a Class 40 that we having been doing some work with. Some of the projects we have worked on with this boat include a new SK90 tackline, new inhaulers, staysail halyard with a soft shackle and new mainsheet loops among a bunch … Read more
(Source: Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week) Photo: Rick Tomlinson/CWL Broken mast forces Richard Matthews’ Humphreys 54 – Oystercatcher XXVIII – to pull out racing at not only Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week but also the Rolex Fastnet Race. This 54ft grand prix racing yacht built by Hakes Marine, and launched in Wellington, New … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) Volvo entry Team Sanya, led by Rolex World Sailor of the Year and previous winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mike Sanderson, has chosen Future Fibres for their complete mast and rigging package. Team Sanya´s boat is the only one in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race to have competed in … Read more
Rigging News is going ‘offshore’ for a while so our updates will be a little sporadic over the coming week. Keep checking in and feel free upload your own news to our Facebook Page. It’s an open forum! We will be back shortly! We leave you with a ‘What is it?’ Clearly they are turnbuckles … Read more
A nice time – loop from Artemis Racing ‘rigging’ their base and the AC45. If you are interested in the ‘tent’ or architectural side of it, check out Baytex, the Kiwi company who designed and built these units.
A nice set of detailed pictures of the wing and rigging elements on the AC45’s by Sailingstock.
Whilst the Extreme Racing series was entertaining the crowds at this years’ Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, the supertanker hit a yacht which was then dismasted as its spinnaker sail was snagged by the ship’s anchor.