Certified

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Germanischer Lloyd certificate for Carbo-Link rigging cables Carbo-Link has been awarded with the Germanischer Lloyd certification. The “Guideline for the Type Approval of Carbon Strand and PBO Cable Rigging for Sailing Yachts” is the newest and most reliable technical standard for shrouds and stays of artificial fibres. “We are happy to have achieved this approval  … Read more

Splinters

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Photo: TJV Team Sanya – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Photo: TJV We’ve been away for a few days and it seems that we missed quite a bit of action. Tough conditions make make for tough breaks in the TJV and the Volvo Ocean Race. Multiple foil, spar,hull, bulkhead and keel  … Read more

The edge

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VSPARS Congratulates Quantum Racing The elusive double of winning both the TP52 Audi MedCup and the TP52 World Championships back to back has been achieved by Quantum Racing using VSPARS RealTime throughout. The team won the 2011 Audi MedCup by 15 points after 45 races, and the TP52 World Championships by 4 points after 7  … Read more

Salperton IV fitted with new Southern Spars mast and rigging

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(Source: Charterworld.com) The 45m (148ft) performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Sailing yacht SALPERTON IV’s replacement mast was built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand and was fitted and dock-tuned  … Read more

Heartbreak

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Emotional Walker promises swift return to racing Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker vowed this morning that his crew would be back racing as quickly as possible after their yacht Azzam was dismasted in violent seas – and said the Volvo Ocean Race is by no means lost.  … Read more

Out

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Around 0330hrs (UTC/GMT) this Friday morning skipper Arnaud Boissières confirmed that the mast of their IMOCA Open 60 Akena Vérandas had broken some 270 miles WNW of the Breton peninsula. The duo had been lying in ninth place in the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed Transatlantic race which set off from Le Havre, France on  … Read more

Support

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New Zealand Spars and Rigging congratulates Ross and Campbell Field on Leg 1 Global Ocean Race victory (Source: BYMnews) Ross Field wanted to work with new companies when he embarked on his campaign to race two handed around the world in a forty foot boat, and he elected to team up with New Zealand Spars  … Read more

A solid 100t.

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Soto 150’ – first superyacht ever to be fully equipped with solid carbon rigging (Source: Carbo-Link) Carbo-Link is proud to announce to be the first carbon rigging manufacturer to equip a superyacht with a complete set of solid carbon rigging. The 150’, Soto Acebal designed schooner, will be launched in 2012. The mast is produced  … Read more