New product

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Navtec Launch TFC™ Carbon Rigging at METS 2011 Navtec, the rigging solution of Lewmar, have launched TFC™ Carbon Rigging at METS 2011. Navtec Thermo Fused Carbon Rigging is the latest innovation in carbon-fibre rigging. Fabricated from an advanced, flexible, high-modulus carbon composite material with a thermoplastic base, Navtec TFC™ allows new options and enhancements that  … Read more

The Statement

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Azzam Dismasting Image credit: Ainhoa Sanzhez (Source: Future Fibres) At 1915 GMT on Saturday 5 November, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing´s VO70 Azzam was dismasted in 3.5m swells and +30 knots of wind. Thankfully, no-one was hurt in the incident and the boat was back in Alicante by the following morning. The first priority was to  … Read more

Getting wings

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There is more to it than just sticking a wing into a boat to make it go faster. The loads go up and a different set of deck hardware and systems are required, all resulting in some serious boat building. Here we have a unique peek behind the scenes of Emirates Team New Zealand as they  … Read more

November Top 20

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Being a little late with our ‘Rigging News Facebook Top 20’ has made thing infinitely more interesting. Allowing more time between updates highlights the changes much better as we are, after all, entertaining a relatively small ‘fan base’ compared to other industries. We will now run this chart on a bi-monthly bases. So, who has  … Read more

Abu Dhabi retires from Leg 1

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Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Racing) Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing retired from Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday having returned to racing early on Thursday following their dismasting on the first night. The decision leaves four of the fleet of six still racing the first stage, the 6,500-nautical mile leg  … Read more

DIY

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Build your own loops!  Our Swiss friends Greement Courant will show you how. Thanks!

Going up

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A unique view by Brad Marsh going up Volvo Ocean Race leader Groupama’s Lorima Spar.

Less is more

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(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just completed a project for a Melges 32 customer. It included a few item’s including sheets, control lines and a new backstay. The backstay was a new to us constructionat the bottom end. It is made up of Dyneema SK90 core, Dyneema SK75 cover with a sailmakers thimble at the  … Read more

On the road again

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Abu Dhabi head out from Alicante (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were preparing to begin their massive game of catch-up as the restored Azzam departed Alicante tonight, sailing cautiously to the location of her dismasting. TIM STONTON/Volvo Ocean Race The Volvo Ocean Race fleet could remain in reach for the Emirati team,  … Read more