Rigging Projects Launched!

Almost exactly 4 years after launching www.riggingnews.com , the only open source, unbiased outlet for yacht rigging news on the internet, we have taken it a step further by creating an independent consulting service. Rigging Projects is the accumulation of over 15 years of maritime experience and many years in a technical sales position at  … Read more

Analyse this.

The advanced structural tools in AzureProject allows for performing a more precise analysis, simulating the structural behavior of the sail considering the panels and patches, any trim and constraint configuration, the wrinkling of the cloth, the relaxation of the forestay and the bending of the mast.

9 out of 9

Nine Wins In Nine Years – Southern Spars Has The Secret Formula! (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken Line Honours victory in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart nine years running, with Wild Oats XI coming in on top for the 7th time; a record equalling feat. What is more significant to note  … Read more

What is it (for)?

Have a crack at guessing what this might be and win one of our brand new t-shirts! Sorry – available in L and XL only. Comment below or on our facebook page here.

Shackled

Proof loaded and finished! (Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Here are the loops I nipped into do on Friday last week. The smaller ones are good for a 3 ton work load limit with a 4:1 safety factor, and the larger ones are good for a 10 ton work load limit with the same safety factor.  … Read more

Casualty

Wedgetail and her crew all safe after the dismasting – Ian Mainsbridge / all2easy (Source: Rolex Sydney Hobart) So it was with the Queensland sloop Wedgetail, the Reichel/Pugh 55 that reached the sanctuary of Hobart’s Kings Pier marina this afternoon after dismasting off Tasman Island in heavy south-westerly weather at 4 am today. Skipper Bill  … Read more

Tickled

(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) One of the little projects I have been working on lately is the Jammers for the 58.4 mtr sloop Kokomo. They have a special custom designed Spinlock jammer system for some of their lines, which has a carbon coffin as an insert into a special jammer body. The Spinlock idea is  … Read more

TP52 Shogun V (ex Azzura) Dismasted

(Source: Scuttlebutt) In 18 knots of southerly breeze, Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V was dismasted off Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on day two of the Premier Composite Technologies TP52 Southern Cross Cup Regatta, Saturday 14 December 2013. The black carbon fibre mast was 26 metres tall at the midday start of race four  … Read more

Good Strop

Sometimes we get pictures sent to us of work the rigger is clearly proud of – and rightly so. This one in from Erwan Tanguy from Your-rigging:   Here is one my last work, a standing strop for an 80′ super yacht extention forestay. This is a winding strop with special dyneema braid inside and dyneema  … Read more