GMT’s new order

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GMT Composites was selected as the carbon rig supplier  for this new 55-ft, high-performance yacht.  Source: GMT Composites (Source: Composite World) Langan Design Partners of Newport, R.I., has selected GMT Composites as the carbon rig supplier for a new 55-ft, high-performance yacht Langan has been commissioned to design for a Brazilian client. The rig will  … Read more

Red is the colour

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  (Source: Future Fibres FB) A big day at Future Fibres on Tuesday when 61 cables left the factory bound for Italy and the latest 60m Perini Navi ketch. The owner has chosen a red painted finish for his solid carbon lateral rigging (Dash 750 V1) which will make the boat stand out from the  … Read more

Heading South

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport) Next week I will be heading south in the Rig Pro truck and trailer. While that drive is a bit tedious, the reward of warm weather and hanging out with our customers is well worth it. This year will be even more interesting as we add the J 70 to our  … Read more

Lock on

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AUTOLOCKS (Source Equiplite Europe) Autolocks take halyard-lock performance to a new level of simplicity…. Equiplite Europe [under the Sailing Perfection BV Group of companies] launch a new product range, exclusively for Europe. The release and introduction of a special new product range was held today. Started as a unique Hall Spars mast builder component… Now,  … Read more

Wear ‘n’ tear

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 © Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur Hi all, Bad news. This morning, after a good and fast night, I woke up from my third nap with a strange feeling. I did not hear anything specific but something was wrong … after quick checks I look out the window but couldn’t see the gennaker because  … Read more

Looking to sponsor

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Barton Marine has published their January Newsletter (view it here). While worth the read, the bit that really grabbed our attention is the section below. We love a company putting themselves out there, actively looking to support the yachting community: IS YOUR CLUB, ASSOCIATION OR CLASS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT IN 2013? If you belong to  … Read more

Clean Sweep

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Rolex Sydney to Hobart – Top five yachts across the line sport Southern Spars rigs   © ROLEX-Carlo Borlenghi (Southern Spars) For the eighth year in a row, a Southern Spars rigged yacht has obtained the Rolex Sydney to Hobart line honours victory! The first five yachts across the finish line and the first three  … Read more

Wing #2 on its way

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Oracle’s second wing has left Core Builders in New Zealand and is on its long trek across the pacific to meet the new boat in San Francisco. While big fans of the technology behind these awesome structures, it still begs the question if this is sustainable in the long run.

Technical Problems Onboard Virbac-Paprec 3

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© JM Liot / DPPI / Virbac-Paprec Sailing Team At 5:15am, Jean-Pierre Dick called his technical team to explain the strop (made out of manila fabric) which attached the forstay to the deck had broken. At the time of the incident, Virbac-Paprec 3 was sailing upwind in 30 knots of wind, with two reefs in  … Read more

New helm at Offshore Spars

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Ownership change at Offshore Spars Michael J. Feldman, President and sole stock holder of Offshore Spars Co. has sold 100% of his shares of the company to close colleague and Vice President, Steven L. King, effective December 31, 2012. Mike Feldman will remain involved with the company for a period of five years focusing on  … Read more