Facebook Top 20 – March 2012

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It’s been a slow start to 2012 from a social perspective as the top of the Rigging News Facebook Top 20 remains unchanged since the beginning of the year. Further down the list, we are seeing Future Fibres slowly creeping up the rankings with only ‘2 likes’ separating them from the top half of the table.  … Read more

Artemis Racing debuts full scale AC72 wing

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Photo: Artemis Racing Photo: Artemis Racing Photo: Artemis Racing (Source: Artemis Racing) The culmination of more than 35,000 man hours and a tremendous amount of hard work on the part of the entire team came to fruition today when Artemis Racing sailed with the team’s first AC72 wing.  While the Defender and other Challengers for  … Read more

Slippage?

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There is nothing quite as annoying as slipping clutches. Fact. Kristian Martincic from Chicago Yacht Rigging set up a bench test, using clutches supplied by Spinlock, an array of blocks, a winch and a loadcell to replicate and record conditions similar to those encountered on board. The aim of the exercise was to identify the  … Read more

Details

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Fuelling our fascination with the current VOR70’s, http://www.juanpanews.com/ snapped some greatly detailed shots of the fleet in Auckland. Racing starts again on Saturday so be sure to tune in. © Argentina Marine Media © Argentina Marine Media © Argentina Marine Media © Argentina Marine Media © Argentina Marine Media © Argentina Marine Media © Argentina  … Read more

Artemis launch winged Orma60 trimaran in Valencia

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The Artemis Orma60 modified trimaran with her immense wing, ready for her maiden sail. Valencia, 13 March 2012. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / VSail.info (Source: Vsail.info)A major milestone in the 34th America’s Cup was reached earlier this morning in Valencia when Artemis Racing launched their winged Orma60 trimaran. Although their modified trimaran has already sailed  … Read more

Standby.

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IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Telefónica have delayed replacing their standing rigging for the second time until after they arrive in Brazil at the end of Leg 5. Team Telefónica Iker Martínez’s team had planned on swapping the rigging over in Auckland, in a similar move to the last-minute changes they made  … Read more

Lewmar reinforces its design team

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New Head of Design, Nigel Smith (Source: Lewmar) Peter Tierney, Lewmar’s CEO and Chairman, commented, “We are delighted to have Nigel joining the Lewmar team as Head of Design. He comes with great experience as Design Manager from a very well respected and successful company within our sector. I am confident he will add greatly  … Read more

Carbon Rigging Q & A – Navtec

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Next in line to answer the 10 questions we posed to all major carbon rigging manufacturers is Navtec. Launched last year at Mets, in Amsterdam, their Thermo Fused Carbon Rigging (TFC) product represents the latest development in Navtec’s 40 year history of building and designing rigging systems. Rigging News: What is your carbon rigging product called?  … Read more

Check.

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With the VOR homing in on New Zealand, we finally get around to posting a couple of vids from the ‘Puma Shorefeed’. The il Mostro PR team does a great job giving the guys who keep it all together at least a little of the limelight. Check out the stepping of the mast back in  … Read more

Don’t know knots?

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‘Tie lots’ is the usual answer. If that is getting a bit boring, why not learn some new ones! Yachting Monthly will help you on your way: