(not) hanging around

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Bubi monte au mât / Bubi climbs the mast / Bubi… por VendeeGlobeTV   ‘Bubi’ spend the festive period coming up with and implementing a replacement solution for his mainsail track and cars that keep giving him grieve. Up and running again, the chase is on.   

King Ding

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KING COMPOSITE BUENOS AIRES SUCCESSFULLY MEETS ITS GREATEST CHALLENGE EVER    After one year of continuous work, KC Buenos Aires facility finished the construction of the largest Argentine-made carbon masts. Mizzen and mainsail are 167.3 and 160.7 feet long respectively, and they will be the masts of the 172’ schooner “Doña Francisca”, designed by  … Read more

The business

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Future Fibres business demonstrates impressive growth (Source: Superyachtnews.com / William Mathieson) Future Fibres has revealed impressive year-on-year growth figures of 30 per cent for 2012, with optimism for the year ahead, in the form of key race projects and a €30 million strong order book.
 Following what’s been described as ‘better-than-expected opportunities in the superyacht  … Read more

Tough guy too

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(Source: Vendee Globe) For several days now, third-placed Jean-Pierre Dick has been unable to use two of his headsails – his staysail and gennaker – on Virbac-Paprec 3. The part that holds the top of the sail was broken. Despite the extreme southern latitude, Jean-Pierre Dick climbed up the mast last night (French time) for  … Read more

VOR65 Mast supplier chosen

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(Source: VOR) New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper and Telefonica used a complete rigging package from Southern Spars in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Lorient,  … Read more

Furling Trouble (too)

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© Mike Golding / Gamesa Mike Golding (Gamesa), was back up to speed on Sunday afternoon after Forties roared at Gamesa in the early hours of the morning. After a frustrating Friday in a hole, Golding was just starting to enjoy himself in 20 knots of wind when, at 0400hrs (UTC) a 35 knot gust  … Read more

New Helm at North

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North Sails announced today that Volvo Ocean Race skipper and veteran sailmaker Ken Read will return to North Sails in the role of president in early January, 2013. Read will take over for current president Gary Weisman, who has served at the helm of the world’s largest sailmaker for 16 years, and who plans to  … Read more

What is it?!

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  We don’t know. Do you!? Thanks to Maverick Mavis in Torrevieja for the photo.

Furling Trouble

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© Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur © Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur Tanguy de Lamotte had a spot of bother yesterday. Read his account here.