The devil’s in the details

By Rigging Projects,

While the coverage of the In-port race and the start of leg 3 in the Volvo Ocean Race was spectacular in itself, there are still subtle technical and technological differences to discover. This is particularly true for the live coverage of the Leg starts. The boats are in offshore configuration, running the very same gear  … Read more

Slideshow

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Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget/Oracle ‘Sailmagazine’ has put together a nice slideshow of the build of an AC45 wing – step by step. Check it here.

Mast Cam

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More Windsurfing Videos Just awesome! Have you put a camera on a rig lately? We’d love to see the footage!

GOR / Sec. Hayai update

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(Source: Global Ocean Race) Meanwhile, in Cape Town, work is progressing well on the sixth GOR Class40, Sec. Hayai of the Dutch father-and-son duo, Nico and Frans Budel. On the first evening of racing in Leg 2, Sec. Hayai dismasted off the Cape of Good Hope and the Budels returned to Cape Town without assistance.  … Read more

CongratZ

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(Source: Lewmar USA) The team at Navtec would like to congratulate Loïck Peyron and his crew onboard Banque Populaire V as the new holder of Jules Verne trophy for the fastest nonstop circumnavigation. Banque Populaire V is rigged with Navtec’s standard Z system PBO lateral rigging and Navtec’s anti- torsion PBO headstay. 29,002 miles in  … Read more

Going up

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(Source: Greenpeace) We sent a GoPro camera up the 55 meter aft mast of the Rainbow Warrior thinking the best bit would be the view from the top of the highest A-frame mast in the world. But the camera’s ride in the crow’s nest was pretty darn good. Catch our web video series “Stories from  … Read more

Soft Wing

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(Source: Herusail.com) Our project consists in designing and selling innovative sails based on our US patented technology which allows the realization of a Soft Wing with Variable Profile. With concern to material and construction typology, our wing may look like a traditional flexible sail but it actually presents with a fully sealed double surface capable  … Read more

New bits at the show

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UK. Barton Marine displays Deck Hardware latest additions at Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. Barton Marine, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sail and deck hardware will display its latest additions to the deck hardware range at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show. The range now includes the recent Mast Base Organiser, the new  … Read more