Groupe Bel Dismasted

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Kito de Pavant retraces the circumstances leading to the dismasting © Jacques Vapillon / Sea&Co / Europa Warm Up In the early morning, as he passed the race’s first turning mark at the Island of Santa Maria in the Azores in 5th position of the Europa Warm’Up, and was beginning a long surfing tack towards  … Read more

Dismantled

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(Source: Chevalier & Taglang)The good news went a little bit more 2 days ago (Friday 25th May, 2012) from Warkworth, New Zealand: Core Builders Composite has built the first wing of the future America’s Cup defender! It’s the result of 25,000 hours work. It will be soon delivered to San Francisco to be fitted on  … Read more

The Color of Harken

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Harken has dusted off this classic promo video and uploaded it to You Tube. Introducing the Harken Black Magic range; the year is 1996. Check it!

Nightrider

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(Source: Southern Spars)Under the cover of darkness and when the traffic was minimal, the mammoth Dubois 50m Sloops 60.5m (198ft) mast made the ten mile journey from Southern Spars Custom-Projects facility in Avondale, Auckland to the Rig Pro yard just off Auckland’s Wynyard wharf. Southern Spars custom built composite spar manufacturing facility in Auckland has  … Read more

Foils ‘r ‘Us

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The P28 foiler project is set to shake things up on Lake Geneva this summer. We cannot imagine a boat of this size with more aero and hydrodynamic foils strapped to it! Check out the video’s from the launch and first sails here. Photo: P28 Photo: P28 Photo: P28 Photo: P28  Photo: P28

Mainsheet 1 – Crew 0

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Its a non contest. The mainsheet will aways win this one! Glad Ran’s crew member got away with  only bruising this time.

Clipped

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Photo: Artemis Racing / Americascup.com (Source: Artemis Racing)Artemis Racing is the first Competitor for the 34th America’s Cup to have launched and sailed with a full size AC72 wing using a modified trimaran. While training off Valencia today, Artemis Racing’s AC72 wing suffered significant damage. No one was injured. The team has been sailing with  … Read more

Wing Defence

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CORE BUILDERS COMPOSITES READIES FIRST WING FOR SHIPPING (Source: Oracle Racing) The first wing created for the American defender of the America’s Cup was rolled out of Core Builders Composites, New Zealand, today ready for shipping to the USA. At 40 meters (131 feet) tall, the hi-tech carbon-fiber wing is the equivalent height of a  … Read more

Not Rigging but..

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truly awesome!!!   Massive Zurich building slides to new location In the largest undertaking its kind in Europe, a 6,200-tonne building is being shifted in one piece 60 metres westward. The old management building of the former machine factory Oerlikon in Zurich has to make way for some new railway tracks. The brick building  … Read more


Launched.

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Ker 51 Launched in Germany (Source: Hall Spars) On May 4th, the new Ker 51 Varuna was launched at the Knierim boatyard in Germany, sporting a Hall Spars custom super-high-modulus two-spreader mast, a max-depth racing boom and continuous SCR Airfoil rigging. Hall’s experience in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and TP-52 Class resulted in  … Read more