(Source: East Bay RI) When it shipped a 218.8-foot mast on Tuesday, Jan. 31, Hall Spars broke a Bristol mast length record that had stood for nearly 109 years. The mast, for a futuristic 165-foot Wally sloop, is now the longest ever produced in Bristol. It eclipses the 199-foot mast built for Reliance by the … Read more
(Source: Hall Spars) The Hall Spars team has completed the final test rig of the mast for the Wally 50m prior to shipping to Italy for stepping. Constructed of high-modulus carbon, the mast tube measures 66.7m (218.83 ft.). The four-spreader mast is a highly custom design by Hall’s in-house engineering team, tailored to meet Wally’s … Read more
Puma’s new rig has arrived in Cape Town after a mammoth trip all the way from Rhode Island – check out the pictures below – awesome effort. Mast leaves R.I., USA – Photo: eastbayri.com Loading at JFK, Europe bound Off-loading in J’burg – South Africa – Marc Bow / VOR Mast arrives at … Read more
Update: The man killed at the Hall Spars and Rigging plant in Auckland has been named as Tony White, age 44. Read the New Zealand Herald report here, including an interview with Eric Hall. Truly devastating. (Source: Newstalk ZB) Investigations will continue next week into a fatal accident at a well known boat-mast factory. A man … Read more
This time from Hall Spars president, Eric Hall: Puma Rig Loss (November 22, 2011 – Bristol, RI) — The news yesterday that Puma’s Mar Mostro lost her rig was devastating for all on the Puma team. Hall is working closely with the crew, the rig designer Scott Ferguson, and standing rigging supplier Southern Spars to … Read more
We followed the Bella Mente story, leading up to the Transpac, ever since they dropped their rig in the build-up to the big event. A massive effort by the crew and suppliers saw their boat being put back together in record time to compete in the Transpac which they went on to win. Check out … Read more
We shown it to you in a ‘What is it? last week as seen around the recent boatshows and now you can read about it in Hall Spars newsletter: (Source:Hall Spars) New for 2012 – Hall’s revolutionary SCR Airfoil Rigging will be available in a continuous configuration. Hall SCR continuous rigging is made by fusing the vertical … Read more
Hall Spars has been supplying carbon tubes to these crazy dudes. Netherlands’ oldest extreme sport, Fierljeppen. Check it.
Hmmm – the decals in the background is somewhat a giveaway… Details anyone?
No Sailing today here in Potro Cervo today (Mistral). Instead we are getting a look at possibly the coolest boat in the harbour from the top down. The JV60 ‘Jethou’ has a Hall Spars rig and Future Fibres rigging. There is at least one superhero that wouldn’t look out of the place on this boat…