Practical Wings

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While on one doubts the performance benefits of wings, the obvious drawback of practicality and cost has, so far, kept them away from your local sailing fleet.  AdvancedWing Systems is planning to change this. Greg Johnston has taken the time to explain and introduce us to their semi ridged wing sail system: Practical Wings for  … Read more

Carbon Rigging Q & A – Navtec

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Next in line to answer the 10 questions we posed to all major carbon rigging manufacturers is Navtec. Launched last year at Mets, in Amsterdam, their Thermo Fused Carbon Rigging (TFC) product represents the latest development in Navtec’s 40 year history of building and designing rigging systems. Rigging News: What is your carbon rigging product called?  … Read more

Gunboat and Marstrom cooperation

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Torbjörn Linderson explains Marstrom Composite’s long standing relationship with Gunboat – currently the cruising cat of choice the world over: (Source: Marstrom) It’s very interesting that Marstrom Composite is a spar supplier to Gunboat with a production in South Africa, quite a distance from Sweden… How did this business relation start up? TB: Peter Johnstone  … Read more