R.I.P. -IACC V5

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We think most people who watched the Americas Cup World Series today would agree that the ‘old’ V5 boats truly had their day. While today’s racing was far from spectacular, the potential is undeniable. The writing is on the wall for the V5 cup boats and this one is surely only the first of many  … Read more

New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars

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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – A brand-new thin ply technology (TPT) plotter is now operational at Southern Spars’ Auckland-based Custom Projects facility, adding another component in the company’s drive for higher performing, lighter and stiffer spars. The installation and commissioning of the new automated TPT plotter is another step in the company’s redevelopment of its New  … Read more

Rope App

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Marlow Ropes Release Free iPhone App. Marlow Ropes are proud to announce the release of the first version of their new iPhone App. The Marlow Ropes iPhone App is free and available for everyone to download from the iTunes App Store. The Marlow Ropes App is the first comprehensive rope information app to be released  … Read more

Job opp

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We’ve only just discussed the power of Facebook a couple of posts ago and thats exactly where we picked up this little nugget. Surely this must be of interest to the readers of ‘Rigging News’?! Good luck if you consider going for it! Company: Future Fibres Rigging Systems S.L. Role: Project Manager – Rigging Location: Valencia  … Read more

New rope testing laboratory at Gleistein

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(Source: Gleistein) State-of-the-art facility enables extensive tests in closely replicated real-life conditions with loads of up to 300 tons It’s now up and running: Gleistein’s new rope testing laboratory. Located at the Gleistein Ropes headquarters in Bremen, Germany, the high-tech facility firmly cements the company’s reputation as a leader in textile rope research and development.  … Read more

How social are you?

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Having recently read an article about the impact of the web based social media platforms on businesses and its effect on customer relationships, we have undertaken our own investigation to see who, in our industry, has embraced this medium. The below table represents the Top 20 rigging related pages and groups on Facebook. Our first  … Read more

Setting up

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We are just one week away from the first AC45 regatta and the teams are either busy setting up their boats or trying to pay their bills to join the party. While Oracle seems to be well stocked with spare wings, see picture below, the ‘class spares’ will surely be depleated by the end of the  … Read more