The cats out

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AC72 goes sailing on light, wet Auckland day (Source: Americas Cup) Emirates Team New Zealand took its AC72 sailing for the first time today – on a cold, wet Auckland winter’s day. As a very watery dawn glow started to light Auckland, the AC72 was wheeled from the shed, mated to the wingsail and lifted  … Read more

Team up

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Rigging specialists team up with Pierrepont Analysis  (Source: Marine Results) In a move that strengthens their position as one of the world’s leading superyacht and raceboat rig and structural inspection specialists, international riggers Marine Results have signed a Teaming Agreement with Pierrepont Analysis. All contracts acquired by Pierrepont in the marine sector will be handled  … Read more

Artemis & ETNZ Compared.

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A REAL WORLD PREMIÈRE: THE FIRST ETNZ’s AC72 PLANS – July 2012 (Source:) François Chevalier et Jacques Taglang For the very first time we show you the lines and sail plans of ETNZ’s new AC72 christened New-Zealand, launched by the team July 21st, 2012 plus a comparison between this new AC72 an the “old” wingmast  … Read more

Smashed

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Alex Thomson Smashes Transatlantic Record (Source: Navtec) Lewmar and Navtec would like to express our congratulations to Alex Thomson, who sailed HUGO BOSS over the finish line yesterday evening to break the single-handed monohull transatlantic record by more than 24 hours. Fully equipped with Navtec’s Z-System PBO rigging and Anti-Torsion PBO forestays, Alex’s achievement adds  … Read more

White van men

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You know we love a good mobile rig shop. Look out for Marlow’s new machine in the UK this summer. Send us pictures of your work shop here.

ETNZ AC72 Pictures!

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Thanks to Rockstar Yachting Inc’s Mr.C for sharing these first detailed pictures of the ETNZ AC72. Show your appreciation and ‘like’ his Facebook page here.  And while you got your fingers near the keyboard, share your first impressions of this wicked machine in the comments below.

Future Perini

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Perini Navi to partner with Future Fibres on two 60 metre superyachts (Source: Charterworld.com) Future Fibres is proud to announce the recent signing of two 60 metre superyachts with prestigious Italian luxury yacht manufacturer Perini Navi. The shipyard chose to collaborate with Future Fibres, sending a clear message: trust Perini Navi – trust Future Fibres.  … Read more

Hot action

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All eyes were on the action in IRC 0 at Copa del Rey last week. We will bring you a write up from the mini maxis competing later this week. Thanks to Russell Dewey for this taster.

Not forgotten

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Chris Cameron / Emirates Team New Zealand We didn’t miss or forget the launch of the ETNZ AC72 last week. What we are missing though, are the detailed pictures. ETNZ has done a good job so far keeping prying eyes (or lenses) off their new yacht. This won’t last though and we are looking forward  … Read more

Special K

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The 40 meter Kira Sail Yacht is a vessel inspired by performance, developed for simplicity, and styled minimally. It is meant to bridge the the gap between sail and motor yacht, so that those who take to the winds can do so in the most comfortable and amiable way. Designed to to be computer controlled  … Read more