USA. Seasure now sole distributor for Schaefer, Tuff Luff, Battslide & Schaefer Jib Furling systems. Schaefer Marine have appointed Sea-Sure Limited as sole distributor for all their product ranges in the United Kingdom. This follows the establishment of Schaefer as Sea-Sure’s US distributor just one year ago. Product ranges include all the Schaefer hardware, including … Read more
FibreMax, Smart Rigging’s sister company has been busy building, testing and supplying some VERY big cables. Check it: FibreMax has recently delivered a complete set of lightweight aramid fibre stays (crane pendants) to the Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman-Itrec. Huisman has built a special purpose 350mT fly-jib for the heavy lift mast cranes on the mv … Read more
(Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Source: Team Sanya) “The day we thought would never come has arrived,” said Nick Bice, Team Sanya shore team manager. Today after nearly 3 weeks, the rig is going back in. Some of the sailing team arrived … Read more
Peter Gustafsson from Blur.se recently wrote a definitive article on the construction of North Sails 3di sails which we posted here on Rigging News. Now, check out his follow up story ‘Michael Richelsen – The science of Sails’, another fascinating read: When North Sails released their video on design, starring Michael Richelsen above, I thought it … Read more
No more crappy batten taped to the forestay chainplate to stop your spin sheet from going under the bow! Soak has come to the market with this flexible synthetic rubber, Spinnaker Sheet Catcher. This bit of kit won’t rip your kites nor does it need replacing when you get a bit close to the dock. Nice.