Less than 24 hours out from the start of the 1851 Cup on Tuesday 3rd August, the sailing teams from both TEAMORIGIN and America’s Cup defender, BMW ORACLE Racing, are gathering in Cowes, Isle of Wight. And I am delighted to announce that Sail TV will be streaming all the races LIVE from approximately 2.30pm … Read more
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
Future Fibres has released their latest newsletter There is some good content, including revelations about the 33rd Americas Cup and their current product development for the upcoming Volvo and IMOCA 60 events. Read on below and Download the full version here.
(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 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.
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
This time ETNZ – Thats 3 poles in 3 race days. See Fridays post below. Thanks again to Chris Cameron for the pic.
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
(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