The ingredients.

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Ever wondered what goes into an AC45 from a rigging perspective? Well wonder no more. The below table is a complete run down of all the running rigging, standing rigging and structural cables, which is strictly controlled by the Americas Cup Management. Although not specified, its interesting to note the mix of suppliers who have been  … Read more

The biggest Wally yet

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(Source: Hall Spars) The Hall Spars team has completed the final test rig of the mast for the Wally 50m prior to shipping to Italy for stepping. Constructed of high-modulus carbon, the mast tube measures 66.7m (218.83 ft.). The four-spreader mast is a highly custom design by Hall’s in-house engineering team, tailored to meet Wally’s  … Read more

So, you want to build a VOR70?

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Ok, so it’s not strictly rigging related but it’s a great clip and we are suckers for the current VOR boats. On top of that, Kimo Worthington surely has a career as a talk show host in store once he is done with the yachting industry! Check out the latest from Pumacast:

Late Nights in the Keys

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport) This year’s winter classic was good by most standards. I have heard all about the dwindling numbers and the end of a classic, but not from where I sat. The IRC boats had a great event, as did the M32,M24, Farr 40, and Farr 400 classes. All were represented by good  … Read more

GoPro/Armature

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Ryan Scott from West Marine has a new toy and we are mighty glad of it! This unedited, raw vid comes straight from his shop in Newport, R.I and talks about his Dyneema loops and their integration into off the shelf hardware. By his own admission, he has yet to figure out all the function  … Read more

X-Twist

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(Source: Equiplite) X-Twist, a small pull-load reducer that will prevent the furling drum from turning sideways when torque is applied. X-Twist. The twist free 2:1 or 3:1 load reduction solution for Equiplite™ furling systems. The new X-twist is specially designed for top-down furling systems and inner forestay furlers. The X-Twist is a smart, light and  … Read more

Come again?!

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Telefonica broke something to do with their MH Code 0 today. “We broke the masthead a bit,” reported helmsman Pablo Arrarte. “A piece of the tack broke. It flew away and broke the tensor (tensioning connector) down to the bowsprit.’ Come again, Pablo!? We can only assume something was lost in translation here! Maybe one  … Read more

Facebook update

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Harken continuous to lead the Rigging News Facebook Top 20 by a sea mile although their ‘growth’ seem to have slowed a bit. Sail22 is also closing in on third placed ‘Dyneema’ who have shown little movement since the end of the Dyneema challenge. We have lost two Companies out of the top 20 on  … Read more

Sliders

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We discussed the VOR70 Telefonica’s ‘stack transfer system’ in a previous post and now, thanks to a comment by ‘Unknown’, we’ve got the link to the video. The screenshot above clearly shows the crew preparing to move the stack of sails by way of bridging the cockpit with bars that slot into the top of the  … Read more

Modern Look

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(Source: RSB Rigging)Perico has just finished leathering the runner flying blocks on the Baltic 72, Bramora. These were done using a carbon print leather and were hand stitched around the block and cable fitting. The finish not only looks great but is also long lasting. At RSB we specialize in leathering blocks, mooring lines and  … Read more