Its a go.

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The first points are on the board. The great photographers are also unleashed. The Volvo Ocean Race is a go! Lots of mast and rigging info to follow. Ian Roman – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race

Job opp

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Designer / Mechanical Engineer – Composite Rigging, North Kingstown, RI, USA Composite Rigging, an industry leader in the application of advanced composites in sailing yacht rigging, requires a Designer/Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar. Two years engineering work experience desirable. Role functions include mechanical engineering, analysis, modelling and drafting using  … Read more

Boned up

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Sail22 has been testing their dog bones at Harken. Great footage of bits breaking at high loads.

Show-time.

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We are guessing that our mailboxes will be filling up with this kind of message over the next 3 weeks… It’s nearly show-time! (Source: Lewmar)With less than three weeks until the start of METS 2011 on 15th November in Amsterdam, the Lewmar Team are busy preparing for what promises to be an eventful show! It  … Read more

Launched

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(Source: Lorima) New international project for LORIMA at Maxi Dolphin – Italy Bringing together “Lorima racing” latest technology and luxury cruising are the key words for this project. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the owner and Romain Pilliard for choosing Lorima.

Last year. This year.

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 This is a vid of Navtec’s Robbie Sargent presenting their new carbon rigging product. This was Mets 2010. Now, today, rumours on the grapevine are that Navtec will be coming to Mets next month to (re-)launch their carbon option proper – and it’s going to be different. Do you know more?

Another Down

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Scott Cavanough forced to abandon his boat.. (Source:charentemaritime-bahia.transat650.net) Scott Cavanough (797 – brainchild.org.au) was forced to abandon his 2010 Brett Bakewell-White’s design prototype. The boat dismasted and that severely damaged the bow. The possibility of setting up a jury rig was impossible. Scott got on board the escort boat Pen Ar Clos this morning. Scott  … Read more

RSB Rig Pro unstep Red Dragon mast…

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RSB Rig Pro unstepped the 65 meter mast onboard Red Dragon earlier today. The boat arrived into Palma on Monday after a very busy season starting in Thailand in January and ending with the Voile Du St Tropez regatta last week. With time being very short for preparing the mast for unstepping the RSB team  … Read more

Thrown out

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Chris Cameron/CAMPER2011-12  (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Two formal submissions by teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, claiming that the race organisers had breached protocol by changing one of the strict Volvo Open 70 measurement rules, have been dismissed by an independent arbitration panel. Two applications were made to the arbitration panel claiming  … Read more