Groupama 4’s rigging tested, results in zero degradation after 35,000 miles of extreme sailing
(Source: Carbo-Link) A load test was conducted on Groupama 4’s starboard D1 shroud by EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research. The shroud withheld a break load 6% above the designed break load, which is 2.5 times the dynamic working load specified.
No degradation in strength after 35,000 sailing miles was the result Carbo-Link was expecting.
Carbo-Link has 11 years of experience building carbon rigging for ocean going sailing boats with excellent performance and reliability.