Getting the rig in

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(Source: Bella Mente Racing) Just a quick update. We stepped the rig yesterday and successfully got it tuned. We were all very nervous about lengths of all the shrouds. Credit goes to the guys at Hall and Future Fibers for getting it all right. The team worked hard to get it all together. Today was  … Read more

Monster on the lose.

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(Source: Hall Spars) Ken Read, sailing PUMA’s Mar Mostro (Volvo 70) won IRC Class 1 at the New York YC annual regatta sailed in Newport, RI. Hall supplied the Seamless carbon mast and boom for Mar Mostro. Other Hall-rigged winners included Devocean, Steve Devoe’s Swan 45 (IRC 3), Apparition, Ken Colburn’s Swan 42 (Swan 42  … Read more

Choices

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 Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race ©   The Volvo Ocean Racing is coming round fast and we’ve already seen the first two new generation boats hit the water. What makes this race more exciting than ever is the diversity in mast and rigging suppliers. The first two editions of the race sailed in the VOR70’s where much more clear cut  … Read more

Oyster Jam

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(Source: Hall Spars) That’s a 55-meter crate being hoisted over the dike in Breskens, Holland. The turn required to the reach the Hall factory was too tight for a load that long. The Hall Seamless spar is for the Oyster 125 under construction at RMK in Istanbul, Turkey. Our apologies to the citizens of Breskens  … Read more

Hall Rigs Dominate Windy Med Cup Opener

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(Source: Hall Spars) Quantum Racing scored the first win of the season at the inaugural MedCup event sailed in Cascais, Portugal. The new Botin Partners design sailed with a Seamless spar package from Hall. Quantum is helmed by Ed Biard, and won five of the nine races. The Hall mast was completely redesigned for 2011.  … Read more

Tickled up

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The Southern Wind 78 ‘All Smoke’ has been refitted in time for the 2011 season. She is now sporting a new boom from Hall Spars (they broke the old one at the Maxi Worlds 2010) and a full set of carbon rigging from Future Fibres, replacing their rod. The vertical is a single element with  … Read more

Tom Derecktor joins Hall Spars

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Hall Spars announces that Tom Derecktor has joined the company as chief operating officer of its US operations. In this newly created position, Derecktor will be responsible for overall operations of the factory based in Bristol, Rhode Island. Hall also has locations in New Zealand, Italy, and the Netherlands. “Tom is very enthusiastic and energetic,  … Read more

Old Movie – Current Technology

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A little You Tube search revealed this most interesting clip from Matrix Mast who of course has been bought out by Hall Spars a number of years ago. Why are we posting this now? The technology and build process shown here for the Ocean Furl boom is still current and the product remains very popular.  … Read more

Hall Supplies Tubes for AC45

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The AC45 is now a familiar sight on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. One frequent spectator is Hall Spars’ Garry Hassall, whose team in Hall’s Auckland factory is responsible for building several parts of the boat. The Hall team built the 6.4m cross-beams joining the AC45’s two hulls, the 9.5m “spine” that runs from the aft beam  … Read more

Hall News No.3

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(Source: Hall Spars) Hall Customers Are Winners This was an extraordinary year for Hall Spars. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and our customers enjoyed award-winning and regatta-winning success. Here’s a sample of what our customers achieved in 2010. Chrisco (CNB 100) is the winner of the 2010 Award for Best Sailing Yacht 24-40m, presented by  … Read more