(Source: West Marine Rigging) With these 45 degree days approaching here in the north-east, our customers have been getting busy with the start of their spring prep. Most are building their lists for bottom prep, woodwork, and reviewing their running and standing rigging in their living rooms. Cracking or rusting on your life lines is … Read more
An eerie view of Bubis Imoca 60 ‘Acciona’ before having the rigging cut off, the boat righted and towed to shore.
(Source: VOR) Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. Southern Spars will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the … Read more
Congratulations Mike Golding (Source: Future Fibres) After 88 days, six hours and 36 minutes at sea, legendary British skipper Mike Golding completed his third Vendée Globe solo round the world race and his sixth circumnavigation of the planet! Crossing the line at Les Sables d’Olonne in sixth place, just hours behind French rival Jean Le … Read more
RECKMANN takes over HOLMATRO marine hydraulics (Source: Reckmann Group) RECKMANN has just signed the contract to take over the HOLMATRO marine hydraulics product range. HOLMATRO in the Netherlands has designed and produced high class marine hydraulics for many years. This includes vangs, cylinders, mast jacks and power packs. HOLMATRO decided to focus their activities on … Read more
The Kiwis are first to launch and step the wing in boat two in Auckland yesterday. Lets hope the weather clears so we can get a good look at her in the coming days. For now, check out these pics and vid from our man who got close to the action: