Safran revolution

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kitd.html5loader(“flash_kplayer_adc9c736310s”);   A new revolutionary mast for Safran (Source: Safran Sailing Team) A new ballast system, a new titanium keel, and now a new mast with a 3D woven carbon mast track, which is something completely new in the world of ocean racing. Safran is innovating once again, bringing together expertise from within the Group and  … Read more

Awarded

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SUCCESS FOR SOUTHERN SPARS’ RIGGED YACHTS AT THE 2012 WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS Southern Spars’ rigged yachts once again dominated the awards, withS.Y Vertigo taking top spot as she was crowned the 2012 sailing superyacht of the year and best sailing yacht 40m+ size range. Southern Spars’ riggedVertigo,is an astounding 67.2m and is equipped with the  … Read more

The biggest pull

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Mega Yacht Global and Pendennis have released further pictures of the rig pull of the largest Sloop in the world – Mirabella 5. Now known as M5, the yacht will undergo a major refit at Pendennis shipyard in Falmouth, UK which includes a complete rig and rigging overhaul.

30 is the new 40

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Southern Spars’ rigged Soto 30 One Design is coming! Source: Southern Spars / Sotto30 THE MAST The mast, one of the most important components of the Soto 30. The Soto 30 One Design mast is manufactured in a female tool using 100% standard modulus Pre-preg carbon fibre. This method allows us to place internal patching  … Read more

Gamesa Dismasted

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On 2 May, at 1540, whilst training off Thorness Bay, Isle of Wight, in 12 knots of wind, Mike Golding’s IMOCA 60, Gamesa, was dismasted following a suspected failure in the furling gear. Mike Golding, and his crew of Graham Tourell (Boat Captain) and Mike Ferguson (Preparateur) were all unhurt in the incident. The mast  … Read more

Time Lapse

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Marine Results Hyperion Mast Refit at Newport Shipyard 2011 from Kenneth Nevor on Vimeo. The job happened a while ago but the time lapse video has only just been completed and is pretty interesting. Marine Results carries out mast refit on superyacht ‘Hyperion’ at the Newport Shipyard November 2011The 156 ft (47 metres) performance sailing  … Read more

Pendennis removes the world’s largest mast

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(Source: Pendennis) One month after M5’s (ex. Mirabella V) arrival in Falmouth, the yacht has been de-stepped in advance of her docking down in Pendennis Shipyard for her substantial 13 month refit. Located at A & P Falmouth’s Queen’s Wharf, an ideal site for an operation of this scale, the 40-man mast lifting team was  … Read more

Maître CoQ to get a brand new mast

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Photo: Yvan Zedda (Source: Vendee Globe) Unlike what had been initially planned after Jérémie Beyou’s Maître CoQ lost its mast, the monohull will eventually receive a brand new mast that is currently being built. What a positive way for the entire Maître CoQ sailing team to turn a tough blow into a good opportunity! After  … Read more

En Route

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Steve Edmonds/Volvo Ocean Race Steve Edmonds/Volvo Ocean Race  Ronald Koelink (Source: VOR) Groupama shore manager Ben Wright said his next priority was to start work on their replacement mast which is expected to arrive at the team base today after being flown from the Netherlands by official race logistics partner DHL. “It was unloaded  … Read more

Get excited

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A nicely produced video of Jeremie Beyou’s team stepping the mast on the IMOCA60 ‘Maitre Coq’. We suspect that this is only the first of many IMOCA related posts to feature here in the build up to the Vendee Globe later this year. It’s time to get excited!