Groupama’s Rigging Package

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(Source: Carbo-Link) After achieving a third place finish in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and without any issues with their Carbo-Link supplied rigging, it is time to have a close look into the details behind Groupama’s Carbo-Link Rigging package.Groupama 4, designed by the Franco-Argentinean architect Juan Kouyoumdjian, was optimised by the Groupama  … Read more

And in Palma…

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RSB Rigging has been super busy: 9 December, 2011 RSB Rig Pro unstep Orion mast… RSB Rig Pro unstepped the 35 meter wing mast onboard Orion; a 30 meter Katana catamaran earlier this week. The unstepping procedure went as planned however there were a few tense moments when the wind picked up as the mast  … Read more

Mast Break – Part 1

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The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team suffered a broken mast onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro in the South Atlantic Ocean on November 21, 2011, 17 days after the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain. Today, they released part one of their story – check it:

Star Rigging – Perth Style

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(Source: APS) Former APS employee Ian Coleman is down in Perth, Western Australia getting ready for the ISAF Worlds. Racing with Andrew Campbell in the Star Fleet, the skipper and crew want to do well. If they do, they will have the opportunity to represent the US in the London Olympics in summer 2012. Sailing  … Read more

Maintenance Mode

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A slow start to Leg 2 allows the crew plenty of time to get stuck into maintenance and checking. Just as well as the next big blow is looming up ahead. Photo: Hamish Hooper, Camper ETNZ / VOR  Photo: Andres Soriano, Team Sanya / VOR Photo: Nick Dana, ADOR / VOR

Fluid Design

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Not new but still interesting and given the way our sport is heading, we all need to get our heads around how a wing works! This video gives a brief overview of some of the CFD work Applied Fluid Technologies (www.appliedfluidtech.com) has done BMW Oracle Racing team, the winner of the 33rd America’s Cup. Quality.

DIY

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Giancarlo sent us this pic from Italy. He says: ‘Getting ready to rig my new boat, all rope works are done by me, at least I’ve got someone to blame is somethig goes wrong’. DIY at its best!

Flaming wings

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Not quite rigging but fairly applicable. Another demonstration of the great power of our preferred element in conjunction with wings! More on this story here.

Dismissed – again.

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International Jury dismisses Groupama protest  PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race The International Jury has dismissed the protest of Groupama sailing team against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. Groupama lodged the protest, once again related to the forestay and rigging set-up on CAMPER, at the end of Leg 1. The International Jury decided after a  … Read more

Wraped up

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Selden GX Furling System for asymmetric spinnakers Two years ago, Seldén launched their CX furlers for Code 0’s and gennakers. Now they are following up with the Seldén GX, a range of furlers for asymmetric spinnakers. According to Seldén, simplicity and enjoyment are the main reasons to furl the asymmetric spinnaker. If it’s easy to  … Read more