Newsletter No 1 / 2017 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. With 2 new spars on their way to meet their respective boats and 2 more in build for a spring delivery, Rigging Projects has been working hard on defining specifications and working with the manufacturers to ensure the product is as … Read more
This has been brewing for a while and its now official. The two biggest players in the composite rigging industry are now one and the same: NORTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP TO ACQUIRE FUTURE FIBRES (Source: Southern Spars) North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years … Read more
Rolex Sydney to Hobart – Top five yachts across the line sport Southern Spars rigs © ROLEX-Carlo Borlenghi (Southern Spars) For the eighth year in a row, a Southern Spars rigged yacht has obtained the Rolex Sydney to Hobart line honours victory! The first five yachts across the finish line and the first three … Read more
The world’s two tallest masts serviced by Marine Results International rigging and structural inspection company Marine Results has just carried out service work on two of the world’s tallest masts. Marine Results inspected the rig of fast cruising sloop Salute which has the world’s tallest aluminium mast at a towering 75 metres. But even … Read more
(Source: Vendeeglobe.org) After losing her mast in the Transat Jacques Vabre, a new one is being made for Akena Vérandas at the JMV yard in Cherbourg. The monohull currently in for her refit in Les Sables d’Olonne is due to be relaunched with her new mast in early April. Arnaud gives us more details about … Read more
The first points are on the board. The great photographers are also unleashed. The Volvo Ocean Race is a go! Lots of mast and rigging info to follow. Ian Roman – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race
Issue 2 of Future Fibres new magazine is out. Plenty going on with the guys in Valencia. Check it.
(Source: BYM) Marine Results lowers Hetairos’ rig to get under 28m high Itchen bridge Most vessels passing under the 28m (92ft) high Itchen bridge at the top of Southampton Water in Woolston can get under it with ease but when the 42.85m (140ft) classic ketch Hetairos was making her way to the yard at Southampton … Read more
3 of the new TP52’s for the 2011 Med Cup will feature the North Marine Group’s tpt (Thin Ply Technology) this season. The Daily Sail has the story. Check it.
Future Fibres new quaterly magazine is here. Click HERE to download / read.