A week ago we launched the ‘Rigging Business Directory’ with one lonely entry – Rigging News. 5 days on we are in business! Over 60 entries from riggers, spar makers rigging manufacturers the world over have now signed up to what will be the bases of the most comprehensive rigging directory on the net. Not listed … Read more
Team Telefónica have withdrawn from Thursday’s practice race after deciding to swap out their rigging before the start of Leg 4 as a precaution. IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Skipper Iker Martínez said the team were being cautious because of the forecast and the fact that two boats … Read more
Not quite rigging but still rather exciting. Doyle Sails is about to go to market with a brand new sail design / construction. Pictured here is Team Sanya trialing the new Stratis ICE headsail in China. We are looking forward to the official release and the product literature that comes with it.
(Source: Hall Spars Facebook) A big mast needs big boom – here’s the Hall Oceanfurl boom for the Wally 50m, prior to packing and shipping from Hall NZ to Italy. The carbon furling boom measures 21.52m.
(Source: West Marine Rigging – Newport) We just sent off a Karver KSF2 Top-Down Furler with anti-torsion cable and furling line. The anti-torsion line is Marlow 9mm ProDrive which we finish here in house. The furling line is also Marlow, it is their 8mm MGP Furler 50.
GREMCO chooses NAVTEC equipment (Source: Navtec) Navtec, Global leading manufacturer of rigging equipment and Gremco, the French specialist in rigging repair for Yachts, have concluded an agency agreement. Gremco will distribute Navtec products and equipments across all its operations of Vallauris, Antibes, Toulon, Saint Mandrier and La Ciotat. « Gremco’s well recognised expertise and 33 … Read more
Ryan Nelson from West Marine Rigging in Alameda, California sends us this great write up and pictures of his AC45 expierence in San Diego. Great stuff: A few months ago I got the dream opportunity to fly down to San Diego to represent GU Energy (one of my sailing team sponsors) in a VIP experience … Read more
The latest addition to Rigging News is now online! In a continued effort to keep this blog informative and useful to both the rigging professional and the consumer, we have created an online interactive business directory for all yacht rigging related companies. List your company by simply filling in the details in the form below … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) This week we shipped a new Jib Top furling cable for the 66m Hetarios. This cable has a break strength of 150 tons and can deliver the same amount of torque as the new Mercedes Benz E280 3.0 V6 along the full 60m length of the cable!!