30 is the new 40

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Southern Spars’ rigged Soto 30 One Design is coming! Source: Southern Spars / Sotto30 THE MAST The mast, one of the most important components of the Soto 30. The Soto 30 One Design mast is manufactured in a female tool using 100% standard modulus Pre-preg carbon fibre. This method allows us to place internal patching  … Read more

X-Wing. DIY

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Project Background – Chuck Taylor http://www.solidwings.com/ It all started when the 2010 America’s Cup showed the sailing world that standard “soft” sail systems could not compete with the wingsail systems. It was an amazing exhibition of power. After watching the videos many times I became jealous of the people that had the capability to spend  … Read more

Gamesa Dismasted

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On 2 May, at 1540, whilst training off Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, in 12 knots of wind, Mike Golding’s IMOCA 60, Gamesa, was dismasted following a suspected failure in the furling gear. Mike Golding, and his crew of Graham Tourell (Boat Captain) and Mike Ferguson (Preparateur) were all unhurt in the incident. The mast  … Read more

Time Lapse

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Marine Results Hyperion Mast Refit at Newport Shipyard 2011 from Kenneth Nevor on Vimeo. The job happened a while ago but the time lapse video has only just been completed and is pretty interesting. Marine Results carries out mast refit on superyacht ‘Hyperion’ at the Newport Shipyard November 2011The 156 ft (47 metres) performance sailing  … Read more

Pendennis removes the world’s largest mast

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(Source: Pendennis) One month after M5’s (ex. Mirabella V) arrival in Falmouth, the yacht has been de-stepped in advance of her docking down in Pendennis Shipyard for her substantial 13 month refit. Located at A & P Falmouth’s Queen’s Wharf, an ideal site for an operation of this scale, the 40-man mast lifting team was  … Read more