Ker 51 Launched in Germany (Source: Hall Spars) On May 4th, the new Ker 51 Varuna was launched at the Knierim boatyard in Germany, sporting a Hall Spars custom super-high-modulus two-spreader mast, a max-depth racing boom and continuous SCR Airfoil rigging. Hall’s experience in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and TP-52 Class resulted in … Read more
…by Greement Courant. A nice vid from their workshop in Morges Switzerland, starting the day’s work building a Spin Halyard for a 47’ IRC boat. Are you an HD ‘Rigging’ HERO? Let us know!
Ryan from West Marine has been working his magic for clients all over the place. These are some pictures of his latest Dyneema lifelines, pre-install, for the Club Swan 42 Katsu in Thailand. He also made a bunch of other rigging bits for then including floating jib leads, a new tack assembly for the end of his … Read more
Photo: USMMA Sailing The Dubois 90 Genuine Risk, fresh from their Pineapple Cup win, tore their vang fitting clean off the rig in the pre-start of the Caribbean 600 just off Falmouth Harbour. The race is now on to get the boat sorted for the Heineken Regatta in two weeks. Tough luck.
(Source: Future Fibres) Rigging systems and rules go hand in hand and with the IRC about to relax the penalty for composite rigging in 2011, Future Fibres has identified the need for a performance based, reasonably priced, hassle free system for your standard IRC Club racer. From this brief, the Encapsulated Multi Shroud (EMS) was … Read more
IRC 2011 – Composite Standing Rigging (source: RORC Rating Office) At a recent meeting of the IRC Technical Committee, the subject of the rating cost of composite standing rigging was discussed. The Committee noted that the technology of composite standing rigging has matured significantly in recent years to the extent that it is now becoming … Read more