Smashed

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© Chris Cameron 2012 © Chris Cameron 2012 (Source: ETNZ) Three elements of the wing were extensively damaged. One will be repaired overnight, one has been bought from the event and one will be cannibalised from the Youth America’s Cup AC45. Skipper Dean Barker vowed the team would be back on the water for the  … Read more

Carbon Rigging Q&A – Future Fibres

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The latest instalment in our series of question and answer sessions is with the Valencia based rigging manufacturer, Future Fibres. Future Fibres has a long history in the field of composite rigging and remains at the forefront of our industry. This is their response to the same 10 questions we posed to all major carbon rigging  … Read more

Facebook Top 20 – June 2012

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It’s been a while since we’ve looked at the movers and shakers of the rigging world on Facebook. Well, here it is! There have been a number of position changes in the lower ranks but all in all, the picture remains much the same as it was back in March. Facebook used to be a  … Read more

New Pro

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(Source: Southern Spars)  Southern Spars is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexis Reeves as Rig Pro’s New Zealand Manager. Alexis is a highly experienced rigger whose knowledge of the marine industry is second to none, and he is well positioned to provide the world class level of service and expertise that Rig Pro is  … Read more

Forespar Tri-Reacher

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Forespar Tri-Reacher™ Asymmetrical Sail Pole New Adjustable Length Pole Offers Affordable Downwind Control Option Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Forespar’s new Tri-Reacher Pole offers an affordable option for asymmetrical sail users looking to upgrade their downwind sail control. This new 3-piece adjustable pole can be adjusted for almost any asymmetrical sail and works well for  … Read more

OR Wing in San Francisco

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(Source: Americas Cup) The 12-story tall wingsail and hull crossbeams for the first of ORACLE TEAM USA’s first of two AC72 yachts aimed at the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco were delivered to the team today. The components arrived in Oakland from New Zealand on the Cap Vilano by shipping partner Hamburg Sud before  … Read more

NS – Resized.

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NEW NS connector sizes will be introduced to accommodate new rope types. (Source: Equiplite)The current global rope technology shows reducing diameters while having a much higher breaking strength. Equiplite™ has adapted its connectors accordingly. Due to more efficient production methods we have also been able to reduce the prices of all NS connectors.