Feasible

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  (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

Wrapped up

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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

Unlucky

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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. 


The ultimate test

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  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’s Laser

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Sam Davies / Team Saveol Team Saveol is on her way again with a new rig configuration. Read more about it here.

Marine Results appoints Project Manager

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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

Saveol Dismasted

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(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

How?!

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© 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