Rob Salthouse takes us on a visit of the Southern Spars factory in Auckland to check up on the progress of the One Design VOR65 rigs:
Steve Branagh, Director of RSB Rigging in Palma is talking about their supplier Armare Ropes before Allan Wester takes us through the process of constructing a covered Dyneema loop.
(Source:Artemis Racing) A big step forward for Artemis Racing as we launched our foiling AC45 onto San Francisco Bay. This is the first step in our foiling training for our second AC72. The modifications from our one design AC45 to our now foiling AC45 took about a month to complete. Adam May, our foiling expert … Read more
Team Vodafone Sailing dropped their wing today in Auckland and the full sequence has been captured by webcam onboard. Check it out here. Update: See video from off the boat below.
Future Fibres is busy delivering high performance race rigs to one of the most active sectors in grand prix yachting. (Source: Future Fibres) The first of these is a highly optimised inshore race boom for Shockwave. The RP72, fitted with an integrated mast and rigging package from Future Fibres in May 2012, has just completed … Read more
After a dramatic few days for the ETNZ AC72 wing sail, things are back on track as it’s hoisted again.
First trial of a wingsail from Solid Wing Sails on a Hobie Bravo. The purpose of this test was to determine whether the mast was in the right position. The sail is too small for the boat, but we already knew that. The boat had a bit of lee helm on upwind headings, indicating the … Read more
ETNZ struggling to control their wing in a high wind launch attempt. By all account, although dramatic, little damage was done.
(Source: Future Fibres) When British sailor Mike Golding crossed the finish line for the latest edition of the Vendée Globe, he joined a group of elite, record-breaking yachtsmen. After over 88 days at sea, Golding, on-board his custom-built racing yacht Gamesa, became the first person to ever complete the singlehanded round-the-world course three times. Golding … Read more
RSB Rigging Solutions / Rig Pro restepped the 64 meter main mast on the Dubois ketch ‘Nirvana’. Check out the footage shot with a Go Pro from the of the rig. No points for guessing who the awesome soundtrack is by!