New (Flatten) Batten Development

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Dan Primrose from Primrose Fry Technologies shares an exclusive update of their ‘Flattens’ development with Rigging News: For those who only have a few spare moments in the day, here is a quick overview of the key points that have come out of the last two years of development that Dan and Simon have done,  … Read more

Omer’s latest wing

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The latest version:  Mark IV   (Source: Omer Wing-Sail) This wing is based on a rotating A frame mast, that supports the wing in both sides, having an accurate wing profile as well as high moment of inertia. It is made of three different sails – two main sails and one leading edge sail. All three  … Read more

The missing link

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Although it is not strickly rigging, we feel that this is something worth sharing. This is a good step forward in a otherwise fairly bleak landscape of sailing performance ‘Apps’: (Source: KND SailingPerformance) In our world of tablets and Smart phones, the likeliness that there will be one on board next time you sail is  … Read more

Here to stay

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Top-Down furling is gaining popularity rapidly across the full spectrum of yachts. Stay manufacturers produce reliable torisional cables and furling units are being produced with the sole purpose of furling loose luffed sails from the top down. The future for this system looks bright! This vid shows the class 40 ‘Icarus’, using a Karver KSF2  … Read more

Quick-release

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  (Source: Sail-World.com) Continuous furlers are a wonderful invention, but what if you don’t want the sail on the boat all the time? Colligo Marine has introduced a new quick release line guide for continuous drive lines on roller furlers which is a time saving bonanza. This quick opening line guide allows you to keep  … Read more

New Furler

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NEX STR: New range of Profurl stayfurlers (Source: ProFurl) Following the launch of its new range of flying sail furlers called NEX, Profurl has developped a new range of stayfurlers called NEX STR. Initially reserved for the sailing elite (60’ open, ORMA multihulls), stayfurlers are becoming increasingly common on a variety of sailing boats: cruisers,  … Read more

Modern Look

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(Source: RSB Rigging)Perico has just finished leathering the runner flying blocks on the Baltic 72, Bramora. These were done using a carbon print leather and were hand stitched around the block and cable fitting. The finish not only looks great but is also long lasting. At RSB we specialize in leathering blocks, mooring lines and  … Read more

Which?

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We’ve been asked to recommend a running rigging manufacturer with the best suitable product for this beautiful 1910 built, 15 meter gaff rigged sloop. Comment below!

The Formula

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(Source: BYM News) Formula Marine, one of Europe’s leading mast builders will showcase its technical capabilities at this year’s METS by highlighting aluminium spars manufactured in its Dutch factory as well as exceptional carbon technology from its French facility. Formula will display the carbon and wood laminated boom section developed for Turkish yacht builder DSV  … Read more

Listen to your rigger

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A nice story about how sound, professional advise can save you a lot of money in the long run. (Source: mysailing) We recently spent a couple of weeks in a boat yard getting some great upgrades done to Liberty. Before getting started on the jobs we wanted to have done, Mike Meer, a professional rigger,  … Read more