Stepping Day

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(Source: Rigging Projects) Friday was stepping day in ’72 Alley’, after a busy week at the STP boat yard in Palma de Mallorca. ‘Shockwave’ kicked off proceedings early in the morning, stepping their Future Fibres mast in preparation of Copa Del Rey. ‘Jethou’ followed with their Hall / Carbo-Link package and ‘Bella Mente’ finally released  … Read more

Carbo News

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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   … 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

Weight Savers

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Rigging specialists Marine Results helps save 18 tonnes from M5 rig (Source: Marine Results) M5, still the world’s largest sailing sloop at 75.2 metres LOA before her refit and now at 77.6m with her new stern, has sliced 18 tonnes off the weight of just her rig alone as a result of extensive component replacement  … Read more

Stig is Sailing

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(Source: Carbo-Link) The Judel/Vrolijk designed Baltic 72, STIG, has been launched in Valencia. Representing a new generation of Maxi yachts, STIG has been optimized to exceed the performance of existing Maxi’s participating in the race circuit. STIG is equipped with full carbon rigging developed and built by Carbo-Link. This includes the lateral, forward and aft  … Read more

Carbo-Link Groupama D1 Test

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Groupama 4’s rigging tested, results in zero degradation after 35,000 miles of extreme sailing (Source: Carbo-Link) A load test was conducted on Groupama 4’s starboard D1 shroud by EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research. The shroud withheld a break load 6% above the designed break load, which is 2.5 times the  … Read more

Carbo-Link Rigging – The New Brochure 2012

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Carbo-Link is happy to present its new brochure for 2012. The brochure is focused on Carbo-Link Rigging and highlights 17 years of field experience from various high tech applications. On a timeline the history and fascinating development of Carbo-Link to its high-end carbon rigging product is described. Did you know for example, that the founders  … Read more

Carbon Rigging Q & A: Carbo-Link

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Rigging News: What is your carbon rigging product called? Carbo-Link:The Carbo-Link carbon rigging is called: CL-HT RN: What are its applications? CL: CL-HT systems are used as rigging for Racing boats and Superyachts in the following application: ·         Shrouds (Lateral rigging) ·         Fore and Aft Stays (Headstay, torsionally stiff headstay, Backstays and Runners) ·         Bobstays  … Read more

Groupama’s Rigging Package

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(Source: Carbo-Link) After achieving a third place finish in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race and without any issues with their Carbo-Link supplied rigging, it is time to have a close look into the details behind Groupama’s Carbo-Link Rigging package.Groupama 4, designed by the Franco-Argentinean architect Juan Kouyoumdjian, was optimised by the Groupama  … Read more