Fixed up

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Teamvodafone On Tight Repair Schedule   Following a dismasting in March, TeamVodafoneSailing is back and almost ready to roll into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Auckland to Musket Cove, Fiji Race starting this Saturday. The boat is back in the water, but waiting on another stay before it can hoist sails. “We won’t miss  … Read more

Equiplite onboard next Volvo

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Equiplite Europe, supplier of the lightest and strongest rig and deck hardware available today, proudly announces to be one of the suppliers for new one-design yacht 65` in the next Volvo Ocean Race editions. Sneek, The Netherlands may 22nd. The Netherlands based Equiplite Europe will supply for the Southern Spars one design Rig, the hardware:  … Read more

Shock effect

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Melbourne, Australia – – Understanding that some small line rigging applications do not require ball bearing blocks, Ronstan has just introduced its new Shocks SHeaveless compact blOCKS. Designed to fit a wide array of small diameter rigging uses, the new Shocks are perfect for moderate load uses where minimal purchase is required.       Extremely compact, Shocks are carefully engineered to  … Read more

Through a lense

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VSPARS Update April 2013 2013 has been a busy year so far for VSPARS. Two of the top 18ft Skiffs in Auckland are using the Olympic system, as well as a number of national teams aiming for Brazil 2016. Two of the top America’s Cup teams and a number of the top mini-maxi class are  … Read more

Southern News

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Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is  … Read more

Tributes

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    Torbjörn Törnqvist, Chairman of Artemis Racing, said, “Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family, who suffered a tragic loss yesterday—of a son, a father, and a husband. As our friend and teammate, Andrew “Bart” Simpson was central to Artemis Racing, both in the course of racing and our lives. His presence and personality was  … Read more

Cut up

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Are cable cutters worth their three- or four-figure price tag if you dismast and need to cut away your rigging, or will a £40 set of boltcroppers slice through shrouds just as efficiently?Read more at http://www.yachtingworld.com/supersail/blog/534487/could-you-cut-away-your-rigging#xLiG3zGpmJcDzgsi.99

Big Deal

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(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma / Todd Cooper) Today I’m proud to say that Doyle Rigging has been chosen as supplier of choice to provide the new running rigging package for the 46 mtr Dubois designed ( http://www.duboisyachts.com/) performance sloop, being built at Vitter’s shipyard in Holland. The running rigging will be built out of custom  … Read more