1,2,3

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Navtec Rigging Dominates Vendée Globe  (Source: Navtec) The Vendée Globe is unquestionably one of the toughest races on sailors and equipment. The non-stop single-handed around the world race takes the best of both just to finish, let alone reach the podium. Navtec, the rigging division of Lewmar, was chosen by all three podium finishers to  … Read more

How to

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We are suckers for ‘how to’ rigging vids. This one comes from Greement Courant, showing us how to sheave a halyard with Tecnora braid, without the need for any wipping. In this case it is for a Swan 601 halyard to reduce chafe and increase diameter for better holding in the jammer.

Sneak Peak

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Equiplite is about to launch this new unit geared up for Top Down Furling . Have a sneaky peak:

Tanguy time

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Tanguy keeps delivering. We love the constant stream of informative and sometimes outright hilarious media coming of ‘Initiatives Coeur’. La montée au mât de Tanguy de Lamotte por VendeeGlobeTV

In the groove

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(Source: SD Boatworks) Auto Trim Headfoil is a new design in headstay foil technology. At half the weight of other foils on the market the Auto Trim Headfoil reduces healing moment thus making your boat faster.   The proprietary T-shaped luff tape reduces foil loading by evenly distributing load – thus the foil can be  … Read more

Breaking news: Virbac looses keel

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At 23.45hrs UTC, while sailing in the third position of the Vendée Globe, about 500 miles northwest of the Cape Verde islands, Jean-Pierre Dick called his team to inform them that his boat, Virbac-Paprec 3, had lost its whole keel at 22.45hrs UTC. The skipper from Nice has stabilised the situation. The boat has full  … Read more

Wing 2 for Artemis

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(Source: Pressure Drop) Team Artemis was busy today stepping their 2nd wing at their HQ in Alameda… expect to see them out sailing this week…

Welcome Armare Ropes!

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We welcome our latest advertiser, Armare Ropes, to Rigging News! Armare is among the leading  ropes manufacturers, offering a comprehensive range of technologically advanced products. Based in San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine – Italy), their 4000m2 facility encompasses their production and test facility, delivering a highly personalised service across all marine and architectural sectors. Once again, welcome and  … Read more