A heavy air training session went bad for the Chinese AC Team today. This wing will require extensive surgery and we are guessing that they will be on the start line with the ACRM spare tomorrow. Bad times.
We have saved the best of the recent Porto Cervo regattas ’til last and it’s an exclusive! Russell Dewey, boat builder, yacht crew, photographer and general good guy, captured this image of the Perini’s on the docks of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda as a massive lightning storm passed overhead. No Photoshop here – just … Read more
No one got to look down at RAN at the Maxi worlds – except for us. Congrats to the crew on winning the Mini Maxi’s and good luck at the final event of the MedCup series in Barcelona. Watch it live here!
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The bang was heard for miles around when the Carbon Ocean 82 ‘Aegir’ broke their boom on the dock in Porto Cervo after the final race of the Rolex Maxi Cup. The accident occurred, according to eye witnesses on the dock, when the crew were offloading sails caught the joystick controlling the mainsheet with the … Read more
We have got PLENTY to share with you on the rigging news front from Porto Cervo but most will have to wait until next week. In the meantime, here is a bit of ‘Rail Cam’ action from the last couple of days. Enjoy.
No Sailing today here in Potro Cervo today (Mistral). Instead we are getting a look at possibly the coolest boat in the harbour from the top down. The JV60 ‘Jethou’ has a Hall Spars rig and Future Fibres rigging. There is at least one superhero that wouldn’t look out of the place on this boat…
Not much left to write about the Maltese Falcon or its rigs other than its sheer size is rather intimidating when she is bearing down on you! Good times in Porto Cervo. Picture Credit: Rigging News Picture Credit: Rigging News
The two identical Southern Wind 78’s ‘Whisper’ and ‘All Smoke’ both refitted with composite rigging over the winter. Whisper on the left (pics below) chose Southern Spars continuous carbon EC6+ system with tip cup inserts while All Smoke sports Future Fibres ‘RDS’ (Removable Diagonal System) carbon rigging with modified spreaders tips. Same boats, two vastly different systems and … Read more