Puma’s skipper Ken Read is starting to shed some light on the possible cause of their mast failure in his latest update: ….so, we are back on track for the moment, awaiting our shipping plan from Tristan to Cape Town from Tim Hacket and Kimo Worthington who essentially are working around the clock and have … Read more
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Sail 22 has pimped their support trailer before heading down to Florida for the winter sun. Check the video to see the rig shop on wheels – with a full compliment of New England Rope on offer:
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This time from Hall Spars president, Eric Hall: Puma Rig Loss (November 22, 2011 – Bristol, RI) — The news yesterday that Puma’s Mar Mostro lost her rig was devastating for all on the Puma team. Hall is working closely with the crew, the rig designer Scott Ferguson, and standing rigging supplier Southern Spars to … Read more
From the boat. Bummer.
Puma officially pulls out of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race after breaking their mast yesterday afternoon. Tough times for Ken Read and his boys. No word yet on the cause of the failure. Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
(Source: Volvo Ocean Race) PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG reported that they had suffered a broken mast on the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, which began 17 days ago from Alicante, Spain. The crew are unhurt. The rig onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro failed at around 1500 UTC in the southern Atlantic … Read more
Thanks to Ryan Nelson and Chris Larsen of West Marine Rigging Alameda, California for sharing this vid of their AC45 scale model with us. We first featured it here a few weeks ago and its great to see her on the water.
The latest mad creation from the lake Geneva posse has been launched. It’s the P28’s innovative sail plan which we are particularly interested in. © P28 foiler Philippe Schiller / myimage.ch (Source: P28Foiler.com) The P28 «Gonet & Cie» has a double-surfaced sail stiffened by its internal structure. This type of rig resembles a ribcage. Each … Read more