Strong winds caused high drama at the ChinaCup International Regatta in Hong Kong. Read the full story here.
Luna Rossa’s AC72 is being dressed up for the launch party in Auckland. The Prada color scheme looks truly amazing on the wing although welding goggles might be required by the trimmers to cope with the glare! © LUNA ROSSA / Carlo Borlenghi © LUNA ROSSA / Carlo Borlenghi © LUNA ROSSA / Carlo Borlenghi … Read more
Oracle Team USA’s own production of the capsize and subsequent salvage of their AC72 cat. Listen to the sound of the wing collapsing @ 2:41. Excruciating!
Dyneema® SK78 as standard across all Marlow Dyneema® products. (Source: Marlow Ropes) Marlow has upgraded all Dyneema products to use SK78 fibre. Dyneema® SK75 which was the standard across the rope range has been upgraded to the higher performing Dyneema® SK78 for 2013. Dyneema SK78 has been used within the MGP Series (Customer Ropes) for … Read more
SCOD presents the DynaWing AC72, the only AC72 Challenger that isn’t designed to Capsize . (Source: SCOD) The DynaWing AC72 34th America’s Cup Challenger has a Schooner Rig featuring a hybrid Wingmast and boom furling mainsail combination that delivers a dynamic range of power options from a full sail array with Wingsail emulation efficiency … Read more
Artemis is also expierencing some issues with their brand new AC72. Looks like its going to be a quiet couple of weeks on San Fransicso Bay.
‘Speed Dream’ is now a reality. The guys have been out for a sail and it sure looks like it means business. Check out more pics here and a write up of their first sail here.
Photo: RSB Rigging Solutions Ok, he didn’t put Panthalassa, a 56 meter Perini rig’s back in the boat all by himself. He got a little help from the guys at RSB Rigging Solutions. Check the photos and the story here.
ORACLE TEAM USA, the defender of the 34th America’s Cup, has capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session. No one on the crew was injured. The capsize took place during the team’s eighth day on the water. Conditions were fresh, with building winds whipping up waves against one of … Read more
The Vendee Globe is just around the corner (25 days ’til the start!) and the riggers are busy putting the final touches on their babies. Erwan Tanguy from Your-Rigging, shares with us the lock strops he built for Mike Golding’s ‘Gamesa’. ‘These strops are very small, only about 8 inches long’ says Erwan, . … Read more