(Source: RSB Rigging) On Tuesday the RSB Rig Pro team had a very busy day beginning with the unstepping of the 47 meter main mast on the Huisman built ketch William Tai. The mast has been unstepped to allow work to be carried out on the mast step area and while on the ground will … Read more
Photo: V-Sail.info Facebook The new JV72 ‘Stig’, built by Baltic Yachts, is nearing a state of readiness for her sea trials in Valencia. Competing in the Copa del Rey in 10 days time, the pressure is on! We will get a good look at her Hall Spars mast and rigging package in Palma, where she … Read more
Kito de Pavant retraces the circumstances leading to the dismasting © Jacques Vapillon / Sea&Co / Europa Warm Up In the early morning, as he passed the race’s first turning mark at the Island of Santa Maria in the Azores in 5th position of the Europa Warm’Up, and was beginning a long surfing tack towards … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars)Under the cover of darkness and when the traffic was minimal, the mammoth Dubois 50m Sloops 60.5m (198ft) mast made the ten mile journey from Southern Spars Custom-Projects facility in Avondale, Auckland to the Rig Pro yard just off Auckland’s Wynyard wharf. Southern Spars custom built composite spar manufacturing facility in Auckland has … Read more
(Source: C-Tech)Congratulations to Ethan Bixby who placed 5th recently at the 2012 Contender World Champs in Florida racing with a new concept spreader-less rig. Designed by C-Tech the concept has been developed along the lines of the Farr 3.7’s spreader-less rig. Ethan Bixby racing in Florida at the 2012 Contender Worlds with a new concept … Read more
Mike Golding’s quest for the Vendee Globe was interrupted when he dismasted during a a training session in the Solent. The failure has been attributed to a broken furling unit which has subsequently set in motion a race against time to get Mike back on the water and training for the ultimate race on the single … Read more
Some great footage from Finn sailor Hein van Egmond preparing for the Gold Cup in Falmouth. We particularly enjoyed the mast cam angle. Funny that.
The new Bella Mente, a JV designed, 72′ Mini Maxi is up and running. Check out the vid of their structure testing and sea-trials. The rig and rigging package is a truly mixed bag, drawing on the benefits and expertise of a number of top suppliers. Hall Spars, Southern Spars and Future Fibres are all playing an … Read more
A few minutes after the start of the Class 40 Atlantic Cup, ’40 Degrees’ mast came tumbling down – Check out the interview with co-skipper Hanna Jenner shortly after the incidence. Bummed.