Multi or Mono?

By Rigging Projects,

We are seeing some positive movements towards the 34th Americas Cup although there are still some fundamental questions that need answering in a relative short timeframe. One of these is the kind of boat to be used in the next cup. Last week BMWOracle released two concepts they are working on – both of them  … Read more

AC33 Retrospective

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Future Fibres Newsletter 13) Now the America’s Cup circus has rolled out of town, it’s time to reflect briefly on Future Fibres’ achievements and key role in AC33. Future Fibres was the sole supplier of torsional cables used in the match for both teams. As with everything on the two competing boats, technology was  … Read more

Future News

By Rigging Projects,

Future Fibres published their latest newsletter. Some very interesting stuff on fibre development and new projects from the guys in Valencia. Download your copy here. We will feature some of it on riggingnews.com over the coming week too.

AL5 Mast Design

By Rigging Projects,

An interesting excerpt from an editorial by Kirst Fedderson in the All At Sea Magazine. Kirst was responsible for the design of Alinghi’s mast for the 2010 Americas Cup: (Source: All At Sea) …while the current situation has been damaging to the cup community and all the teams that have been left out of the  … Read more

Broken Poles

By Rigging Projects,

After Team Origin’s disastrous mark round against Emirates Team New Zealand, resulting in a broken pole, Artemis exierenced the same difficulties against the the Italian entry Azzura. The result was the same: Long hours for ETNZ boat builder Neville Thorpe, repairing the broken poles. That’s two poles in two days by some of the best  … Read more

Gleistein confirmed as Official Rope Supplier to TEAMORIGIN for 2010

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Gleistein) Partnership supports the anticipated British challenger for the 34th America’s CupMore often than not, getting a great team together is a pivotal part of success. And in the uppermost echelons of professional yacht racing this is perhaps truer than anywhere. Gleistein Ropes announces that it is teaming up with TEAMORIGIN, the British Team  … Read more