While on one doubts the performance benefits of wings, the obvious drawback of practicality and cost has, so far, kept them away from your local sailing fleet. AdvancedWing Systems is planning to change this. Greg Johnston has taken the time to explain and introduce us to their semi ridged wing sail system: Practical Wings for … Read more
Groupama suspend racing with broken mast Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race Groupama sailing team suspended racing from the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race after the mast broke just above the first spreader. The crew are all safe, with the boat around 60 nautical miles south of Punta del Este. “We just … Read more
Future Fibres latest magazine is out and its stuffed full of interesting news and articles. If there is one complaint, it’s the format of their magazine. While great to read online (do click on the image above!) its not exactly ‘blogger friendly’. So, with that in mind, we’ve pulled the ‘biggest’ story out and published … Read more
Pardon the pun! A novel solution to an ago old problem on display on a 470 at the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma. Photo courtesy of Sailrev.tv
Chevalier Taglang published this comparison between the winged trimaran Oracle 2010 vs. Artemis / Gitana XII 2012. According to Taglang, the Oracle wing is 28 meters (91’9″) higher than Artemis ex-Gitana XII (AC72 mast)! The yellow and black dotted lines on the right design show the silhouette of Gitana XII. Epic.
Carbo-Link is happy to present its new brochure for 2012. The brochure is focused on Carbo-Link Rigging and highlights 17 years of field experience from various high tech applications. On a timeline the history and fascinating development of Carbo-Link to its high-end carbon rigging product is described. Did you know for example, that the founders … Read more