All I want for Christmas…

By Rigging Projects,

is a new splicing kit! We have been searching the internet for the perfect X-mas gift to give to your friends and loved ones and we think we’ve found it. What could be better than giving your father, brother, sister or mother their very own splicing kit and spending a bit of time over the  … Read more

Jack explains

By Rigging Projects,

Jack Griffin is the man to ask if you got an Americas Cup related question. He is the editor of www.cupexperience.com and he put this nice vid together, explaining the workings of the AC45 wing. Worth a watch if are interested in the finer details.

The drama continues some more…

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International Jury will hear Groupama protest PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) The International Jury will hear in full the protest of Groupama sailing team against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand after deciding it was valid. The International Jury heard from both sides and asked Groupama to submit video evidence by 2000  … Read more

Backwind. On demand.

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Lewmar have introduced the REVO™ Winch Range at METS 2011, a complete range of electrically-operated, backwinding winches. Following the evolution of the successful Ocean Range into EVO™ in 2009, the new REVO™ Range represents a revolution in Lewmar winch design. With the touch of a button, sailors are able to trim sails both in and  … Read more

Azzam rises again

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam is back in the water, her new rig is in place and skipper Ian Walker expects to be back sailing as early as this afternoon. IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race A team of experts has been working tirelessly on Azzam since the Volvo Open 70 arrived by  … Read more

Omer – Mark III

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Mark III is based on a new concept of a free standing “A frame” mast. The wing shape is made by two main sails and one leading edge sail. Once all of them are hoisted, we get a variable geometry wing that can be reefed.

Road trip

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Puma’s new rig has arrived in Cape Town after a mammoth trip all the way from Rhode Island – check out the pictures below – awesome effort. Mast leaves R.I., USA – Photo: eastbayri.com  Loading at JFK, Europe bound  Off-loading in J’burg – South Africa – Marc Bow / VOR Mast arrives at  … Read more

Fatal accident at Hall NZ

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Update: The man killed at the Hall Spars and Rigging plant in Auckland has been named as Tony White, age 44. Read the New Zealand Herald report here, including an interview with Eric Hall. Truly devastating. (Source: Newstalk ZB) Investigations will continue next week into a fatal accident at a well known boat-mast factory. A man  … Read more

Go down

By Rigging Projects,

Equiplite fires into the Top Down Torsional market with this free floating tack adaptor for their furling units. TDT in action here: