(Source: Future Fibres) A few shots of Leopard 3’s new RDS solid carbon rigging and the mast being prepared to go back in the boat. Our RDS lateral rigging system has a full length, tapered carbon cap shroud with removable diagonals. Stepping is scheduled for later today after an extensive refit of the interior, mast … Read more
The new Bella Mente, a JV designed, 72′ Mini Maxi is up and running. Check out the vid of their structure testing and sea-trials. The rig and rigging package is a truly mixed bag, drawing on the benefits and expertise of a number of top suppliers. Hall Spars, Southern Spars and Future Fibres are all playing an … Read more
Is this the ‘highest’ GoPro stepping todate? The Wally 50 meter is in.
Future Fibres stepped the refitted mast for Anemos, a Swan 112, in Valencia after a full carbon rigging upgrade. The mast was also repainted and faired at their new mast facilities just north of the city. RSB Rigging from Palma de Mallorca was enlisted to to support the Future Fibres team with the stepping of … Read more
Future Fibres latest magazine is out and its stuffed full of interesting news and articles. If there is one complaint, it’s the format of their magazine. While great to read online (do click on the image above!) its not exactly ‘blogger friendly’. So, with that in mind, we’ve pulled the ‘biggest’ story out and published … Read more
Company: Future Fibres Rigging Systems S.L. Role: Service Technician Location: Valencia Reports to: Head of Service Salary: Dependent on experience Overall responsibilities: Work within the service department both in Valencia and onsite to manage installation, service and repair work, represent the company and assist with risk management. Key areas of responsibility: •Responsibility for technical side … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres Facebook) This week we shipped a new Jib Top furling cable for the 66m Hetarios. This cable has a break strength of 150 tons and can deliver the same amount of torque as the new Mercedes Benz E280 3.0 V6 along the full 60m length of the cable!!
(Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Source: Team Sanya) “The day we thought would never come has arrived,” said Nick Bice, Team Sanya shore team manager. Today after nearly 3 weeks, the rig is going back in. Some of the sailing team arrived … Read more
(Source: YouTube) Small video clip of unloading the mast for the Swan 112, Anemos. It has just arrived in the Future Fibres` Valencia factory for a refit on the mast plus a retrofit to composite rigging.
(Source: Future Fibres) First thing yesterday morning Team Sanya´s VO70, Sanya Lan, reported to the Volvo Ocean Race headquarters that they had suffered damage to an intermediate diagonal shroud and were heading to southern Madagascar in order to assess the damage and make a repair plan. All the team is safe and well and no … Read more