Wield the big stick

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(Source: Future Fibres) Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will  … Read more

One today

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(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Gosh the time has flown by so quickly, it seems like just last week when the doors first opened to Doyle Rigging in Palma last year. It was this time last year when I arrived back from Racing on Highland Fling at the 2012 Maxi Worlds, that Doyle Rigging officially opened!  … Read more

Best wing shot?

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Could this be the best shot of an AC72 wing? Published by Artemis Racing, it clearly shows how they’ve induced loads in what must have served both as a structural test and a simulation of the flying shape. Lets hope more pictures like this (and the story to go with it) will be published once this  … Read more

Weight Savers

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Rigging specialists Marine Results helps save 18 tonnes from M5 rig (Source: Marine Results) M5, still the world’s largest sailing sloop at 75.2 metres LOA before her refit and now at 77.6m with her new stern, has sliced 18 tonnes off the weight of just her rig alone as a result of extensive component replacement  … Read more