(Source: Superyacht Design) UK, Southampton. Tony Castro Design, the studio behind the 52m Explorer and 40m Ecomar concepts, has created a 50m sailing yacht called WingSail. The project, which features a hull based on a previous design, is at the early stages of development with a focus on the technology and design behind the … Read more
www.energasailing.pl Quite a number of teams have already wrapped up their Vendee Globe campaign for a varity of reasons. Zbigniew Gutkowski did so quite literally. A Chinese jib, due to yet another Autopilot failure caused this hidious wrap of the genacker around the forestay. Amazingly, Gutek got the wrap eventually out without any major damage to … Read more
How unlucky can you get?! The gash in the bow may have been a ‘fixer upper’ but the damaged carbon deck spreader stay (go to 1.59) is a race stopper.
Would you hang your new borne child off this? Greement Courant is performing the ultimate product test on their rope work! Congratulation to you on the latest addition to the team.
Sam Davies / Team Saveol Team Saveol is on her way again with a new rig configuration. Read more about it here.
Rigging specialists Marine Results have made a key new appointment to their management team. Ben Porteous joins the company as Project Manager, to take charge of planning and control of the major rig work and NDT (non-destructive testing) projects that the company’s teams carry out around the world. Marine Results is responsible for rig servicing … Read more
Sam Davies explains the dismasting: “It was quite difficult conditions because I had just gone through the cold front and I had a really cross sea and to start with not much wind and the wind was just starting to establish itself around 25-30 knots and I had the right sails up for those conditions … Read more
(Source: VG2012)At 1945hrs (French time), on Thursday, November 15th, Samantha Davies contacted the race office of the Vendée Globe to report that her boat had dismasted. Davies is not injured. She is safe inside the boat with all the watertight doors closed. She is monitoring the situation and does not require assistance. She is wearing … Read more
© Kito de Pavant / Groupe Bel While the start of this edition of the Vendee Globe was comparatively ‘easy’, it has not been without drama. Kito on Group Bel was tagged by a trawler which is incredibly unlucky but looking at the above picture, it could have been so much worse… HOW exactly did … Read more