The drama continues…

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Groupama sailing team have lodged a protest with the International Jury against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand over the forestay and rigging on their boat during Leg 1. (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Groupama say in the protest that while racing, the CAMPER boat: 1.Does not positively lock its means of adjustment of the forward  … Read more

Tiny

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Harken Makes a Big Splash with the T18™—Our Lightest Block Ever Pewaukee, WI—With the new T18™ block’s 125 kg (275 lb) working load and 7.2 g (0.25 oz) weight, this tiny block is our lightest soft-attach and the perfect complement to Harken’s popular T2™ line. It installs anywhere and articulates for perfect lead angles. A  … Read more

Bad Leg

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It’s been a bad leg from a mast and rigging perspective. Most has been well documented (Azzam and Puma) but not many have picked up on Campers near disastrous runner failure a few hours before the finish. It’s not so interesting for the mainstream media as it was not a ‘race stopper’ and fairly hard  … Read more

Wing Project

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Not quite new and somehow missed by us. Anyways, better late than never, here we have a nice little vid of a brief description of the building process of a first wing sail for small cat in Netherlands. Initiated by Herbert Dercksen and Mark Bulkeley and supported by Extreme Ribs and Zwitserleven. Check it:

Leg 1 – done.

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Congrats to Telefoncia, the winner of leg one in the Volvo Ocean Race. The boat/team from Spain kept it together while pushing hard. 50% of the fleet didn’t. Watch this great Vid of Telefonica’s last few miles under Table Top montain, on apporach to Cape Town:

Best at METS!

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Well, that is our opinion at Rigging News anyways! Clearly we did not see all there was on show at METS but we were very impressed with Kohlhoff GmbH LOOP© Organizer. Being versatile, easy to install and upgrade, makes this modular product so great. Adding a new halyard or control line? No problem! Just put an  … Read more

Post-Mortem

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Carbo-Link at the METS Carbo-Link would like to thank all the people who came to the METS exhibition in Amsterdam and visited our stand last week. It is always interesting for us to meet people with a keen interest in the cutting edge of marine technology as well as our long-time associates within the marine  … Read more

Another for JP

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 Photo credit: Chris Lewis Southern Spars’ rigged Virbac-Paprec III Wins TJV (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars is pleased to announce that Virbac-Paprec III sailed by Jean-Pierre Dick and Jeremie Beyou took line honours in the tenth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV). Virbac-Parprec III took fifteen days, eighteen hours and fifteen minutes to complete  … Read more