A brief overwiew of the most spectacluar Superyacht to be launched in 2011 by Erik Wassen from Dykstra. The Mast will be built by Southern Spars and full PBO standing rigging package is delivered by Future Fibres. (Source: LiveYachting) The Baltic Yachts 197 ft Panamax Ketch sailing yacht is the largest and fastest superyacht capable … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) It is hard to believe that composite standing rigging has been around for only 10 years. In that time, not only is it standard on all modern grand prix race boats but 70-80% of all newbuild superyacht launches benefit from the 70-80% weight saving over traditional rod rigging. It has to be … Read more
Ryan Scott recently moved from Hall Spars and Rigging to a new opportunity with an up and coming company, Gorilla Rigging. ‘I am excited about the move, expanding upon what I learned from my previous employer. I look forward to the new opportunities working with this new, leading edge company’ he comments. ‘Gorilla Rigging, thanks … 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.
Last night Goupama 3 won the Jules Verne’s trophy in a new non-stop round the world record time. The trimaran used a rotating wing mast from Lorimar – supported with rigging from Future Fibres. Groupama 3 bettered Orange 2’s course record from 2005 by over two days and becomes the first sailing yacht to circumnavigate … Read more
The Argentinean TP52 Matador re-launched this weekend in Palma de Majorca in the new 2010 configuration. From what we can make out, they are using Southern Spars EC6 runners, a Future Fibres Forestay Strop and a ‘home-made’ bobstay. Check out the pre-bend in their bowsprit. Photo: Sailingstock Photo: Sailingstock
TEAMORIGIN launched their new TP52 in Auckland this week. Sailing for the first time today, the team ticked off the initial structural testing very quickly before starting to push the boat in 20 knt of wind on the Hauraki Gulf. The team will complete the testing phase in Auckland before shipping to Europe for the … Read more
No, not the Americas Cup (I won’t bore you with that) but the new Southern Wind 110, Hull #1. Recently splashed in Cape Town, she is undergoing extensive sea trials before being delivered to her new owner. The yacht sports a Nordic Mast carbon mast and boom and a full PBO standing rigging package from … Read more
Titan 15, a Reichel/Pugh 75, took a decisive win in the St. Maarten Heineken regatta, with 3 bullets and 2 second place finishes. Titan 15 sports a HM Hall Carbon rig with Future Fibres PBO rigging. Rod rigged Southern Cross 52, Vela Veloce corrected out second overall with Rambler and Highland Fling (both EC6+) finishing … Read more
(Source: Hall Spars – Facebook) J Class Lionheart rig was the big mast on campus this winter. Here’s one of its turnbuckles (Future Fibres Supplied) – 76.3lb of pure titanium – next to the suggested J24 turnbuckle.