GMT’s new order

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GMT Composites was selected as the carbon rig supplier  for this new 55-ft, high-performance yacht.  Source: GMT Composites (Source: Composite World) Langan Design Partners of Newport, R.I., has selected GMT Composites as the carbon rig supplier for a new 55-ft, high-performance yacht Langan has been commissioned to design for a Brazilian client. The rig will  … Read more

New helm at Offshore Spars

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Ownership change at Offshore Spars Michael J. Feldman, President and sole stock holder of Offshore Spars Co. has sold 100% of his shares of the company to close colleague and Vice President, Steven L. King, effective December 31, 2012. Mike Feldman will remain involved with the company for a period of five years focusing on  … Read more

King Ding

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KING COMPOSITE BUENOS AIRES SUCCESSFULLY MEETS ITS GREATEST CHALLENGE EVER    After one year of continuous work, KC Buenos Aires facility finished the construction of the largest Argentine-made carbon masts. Mizzen and mainsail are 167.3 and 160.7 feet long respectively, and they will be the masts of the 172’ schooner “Doña Francisca”, designed by  … Read more

The business

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Future Fibres business demonstrates impressive growth (Source: Superyachtnews.com / William Mathieson) Future Fibres has revealed impressive year-on-year growth figures of 30 per cent for 2012, with optimism for the year ahead, in the form of key race projects and a €30 million strong order book.
 Following what’s been described as ‘better-than-expected opportunities in the superyacht  … Read more

Tough guy too

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(Source: Vendee Globe) For several days now, third-placed Jean-Pierre Dick has been unable to use two of his headsails – his staysail and gennaker – on Virbac-Paprec 3. The part that holds the top of the sail was broken. Despite the extreme southern latitude, Jean-Pierre Dick climbed up the mast last night (French time) for  … Read more

VOR65 Mast supplier chosen

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(Source: VOR) New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper and Telefonica used a complete rigging package from Southern Spars in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Lorient,  … Read more

Tough guy with a cause

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Check out Tanguy scaling his mast solo for one last check before diving into the southern latitudes. Make sure that you do your bit by ‘liking’ Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, the charity Tanguy is sailing for. Each ‘like’ equates to a 1 Euro donation which goes towards a child’s heart surgery. Do it – it costs you nothing.  

Wrapped up

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www.energasailing.pl Quite a number of teams have already wrapped up their Vendee Globe campaign for a varity of reasons. Zbigniew Gutkowski did so quite literally. A Chinese jib, due to yet another Autopilot failure caused this hidious wrap of the genacker around the forestay. Amazingly, Gutek got the wrap eventually out without any major damage to  … Read more