60 Dux

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(Source: Colligo Marine) Colligo Marine Rigs Open 60 Monohull with Colligo Dux Synthetic Rigging. US synthetic rigging manufacturer Colligo Marine has rigged the first open 60 monohull with Colligo Dux Synthetic Standing Rigging. The boat, an older vintage Open 60, rigged in Australia, is planned to be campaigned and cruised, wordwide. The synthetic standing rigging  … Read more

Big Balls

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The team with the biggest balls was always going to win this race….Congratulations to Virbac-Paprec 3.

Virbac-Paprec 3 Win The Barcelona World Race

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(Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance of skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, as Virbac-Paprec 3 crosses the finish line for the team’s second back-to-back win in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. Southern Spars supplied the mast and EC6 Continuous rigging for Virbac-Paprec 3 with a design brief to  … Read more

Virbac-Paprec 3 Dismasted at Gibraltar

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(Source: Scuttlebutt Europe) In a stunning development in the Barcelona World Race, Virbac-Paprec 3, skippered by Loick Peyron and Jean-Pierre Dick, has dismasted at the straits of Gibraltar, just after passing the Pillars of Hercules. Both crewmen are unharmed, but had to cut the rig free and have little left to create a jury rig  … Read more

Left Overs

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The first pictures of a slow boat to South America. Tough times on the IMOCA 60 Mirabaud.

Mirabaud Update

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Speaking this morning live to the Visio-Conference with Barcelona, Wavre outlined that the duo now planned to ride out the remainder of the worst of the stormy low pressure system before attempting to set up a jury rig using Mirabaud’s boom and storm jib. The Swiss skipper, who had to abandon his 2008-9 Vendée Globe  … Read more

Jury Rig is next target for Mirabaud duo

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(Source: Barcelona World Race) Dismasted Mirabaud are under engine as they ride out the worst of a storm which should pass over them in the next few hours. Though the mast broke near the top, above the third set of spreaders, it seems that in the end they were unable to stabilise the broken section  … Read more

Mirabaud Dismasted

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(Source: Barcelona World Race) Currently racing in sixth place Mirabaud was dismasted today shortly after 1600hrs UTC. At the time, the boat was sailing in difficult conditions with very rough seas. Thankfully the crew are unharmed and are currently securing the different sections of mast. Race Direction of Barcelona World Race in Barcelona were informed  … Read more

No Quick Fix

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In Wellington the first assessment of the broken mast of Central Lechera Asturiana is being completed with Auckland’s Southern Spars having now been asked to develop repair options if possible, but it seems certain there will be no short term, easy solution to get Juan Merediz and Fran Palacio back afloat quickly. Good luck.

Central Lechera Asturiana break mast again.

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At between 1815hrs UTC this Tuesday evening the mast of Central Lechera Asturiana broke with half of the spar falling into the water. Co-skippers Juan Merediz and Fran Palacio are reported to be uninjured and have been successful in recovering the broken half of the spar, the genoa which went in the water and all  … Read more