Going Soft

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Soft Wings and the America’s Cup      (Source: Advanced Wing System) We have seen the benefits that wing sails can bring to an event like the America’s Cup. The improved aerodynamics of the rigid wings used in the 34th Cup was a contributor to the overall performance of the AC 72 Catamarans.  As the speed performance  … Read more

News from France

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—- LORIMA PERFORMANCE —-   TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE 2013 This year’s edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre sees 40% of the fleet equipped with masts from LORIMA. Departure from Le Havre this coming Sunday for Itajaí in Brazil ! Fair winds and following seas… Thomas Coville and Sodebo on stand-by in Brest Currently on stand-by  … Read more

Top Job

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Lewmar Appoints New USA General Manager    (Source: Lewmar) Lewmar is pleased to announce the immediate appointment of Harcourt Schutz as its new USA General Manager, based in Lewmar’s Guilford, CT office. Harcourt has been with Lewmar for 13 years and has occupied various roles during that time, up to and including his recent position  … Read more

Size indeed matters.

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The major refit and remodelling of M5 is nearing completion with an exciting schedule of milestones planned over the next month. Last week the impressive 78m sloop left the Pendennis facilities at dawn to be manoeuvred to Queen’s Wharf at Falmouth Docks in preparation for her enormous 89m mast to be hoisted back into place.  … Read more

Size matters.

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(Source: KZ Racefulers) KZ “Xtreme” series is now available at KZ Racefurlers.  For the serious teams that want to take efficiency and weight saving to the next level we will customize our furlers in titanium and 7000 series alloy.  Swivel sizes have decreased and weights have been halved. Check out this photo of a standard  … Read more

Price hike

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Possibly one of the least interesting posts but it could have an effect on your business as of next year: (Source: DSM) DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fibre Dyneema, and leader in life protection materials and high performance fibres, has announced a global price increase of 5% for all DSM  … Read more

Bent

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(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Check out this little video of my test bench moving under 10 tons of load. Watch the ruler rise and fall as the load comes on and off. The strops inside are being proof loaded to 10 tons You can see the glue has given up the ghost, and it no  … Read more

Big Gear III

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(Source: Marine Results) We stepped the worlds tallest yacht mast last night. Many thanks for a huge effort from everyone involved. The lift started at 19.00 hrs and beers were in hand by 01.00. We found a very small window in October that kept the wind below 8 knots, apologies to wives and girlfriends that  … Read more

Strongest yet

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D12 99 and D12 Max 99.   (Source: Marlow) Throughout our history Marlow have always embraced innovation, technology and advancement in materials and that philosophy continues at METS 2013 where we will be showcasing our all new D12 99 and D12 Max 99 products.  Manufactured using new Dyneema® SK99, these new products join our Grand  … Read more