Phaedo dismasting from Richard Langdon on Vimeo. Check out the interview with the owner shortly after the dismasting his Gunboat 66 Phaedo in the early stages of the Transpac race.
(Source: Future Fibres) With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls. Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast … Read more
(Source: Marlow) The Classic Series brings Marlow’s knowledge of high-tech, performance running rigging from our Grand Prix Series and Standard range to traditional and classic yachts. The solid white and natural colours of the Classic Series mask the use of exotic materials and high tech manufacturing processes, blending perfectly with the teak decks, wooden … Read more
The latest version: Mark IV (Source: Omer Wing-Sail) This wing is based on a rotating A frame mast, that supports the wing in both sides, having an accurate wing profile as well as high moment of inertia. It is made of three different sails – two main sails and one leading edge sail. All three … Read more
18 years since its last inspection, the iconic K1 ‘Big Boat’ gets a rig check. The full story over on Sail-World.com A crane lifts the crew skywards to attach lifting strops to the spar – KZ-1 Mast removal July 1, 2013 – Richard Gladwell_© Click Here to view large photo The spar hangs free of the hull … Read more
Marine Results develops wheel probe for cored composites International rigging and inspection specialists Marine Results have developed a new Non Destructive Testing (NDT) procedure using a custom built ultrasound wheel probe, enabling the company to offer accurate and quick results of tests during inspections of superyachts and grand prix racing yachts. Combined with Marine Results’ … Read more
Frederick E. “Ted” Hood 1927-2013 Born in Beverly, MA in 1927 to Ralph Stedman Hood and Helen Emmart Hood, Ted grew up in the nearby towns of Danvers and Marblehead. He attended Marblehead High School and Wentworth Institute. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1955, he founded Hood Sailmakers in the … Read more