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(Source: Carbo-Link) Lionheart
fitted Carbo-Link’s carbon standing rigging in April and has won both regattas
sailed this year. She  followed up her
convincing win in Mahon, to win the  J
Class Superyacht Cup in Palma.
The
rigging cables  are smaller in diameter
and the cable stiffnesses are considerably higher  than the rigging  used  by  the 
other J Class  yachts competing. 
The
custom  designed rigging package resulted
in a  low windage solution using
internal  diagonal terminations.
A  fibre optic load sensor is incorporated in the
headstay. The data produced has been useful to confirm  design loads and analyse  the load variation while sailing in waves.
Dr.
Andy Winistörfer, CEO of Carbo-Link, spent several days leading up to both
regattas with the Lionheart team  providing technical input to optimise rig
tune.
“It
has been exciting to be part of a motivated team leading up to their second
consecutive win. The  team has been
receptive to advanced ideas and technical concepts  in order to achieve considerable performance
gains”
By
choosing Carbo-Link, Lionheart has joined a prestigious group of  champions which includes the current winners
of the Americas Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Transat Jacques Vabre
 and the C Class World Championship.
Carbo-Link’s
reputation for engineering excellence and Swiss manufacturing technology  resulted in all four  AC72 America’s  Cup 
teams choosing Carbo-Link for their platform and Wing rigging, where performance
and reliabiablity  are paramount to
success
Carbo-Link
has been manufacturing and developing rigging since 2001.
In
2003 Carbo-Link supplied rigging to the Orma 60 Banque Covefi which become the
first full carbon rigged yacht to race across the Alantic Ocean.

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