RSB Rig Pro re-step Drumbeg

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(Source: RSB Rigging) RSB Rig Pro successfully re-stepped the mast in the Dubois 43 meter sloop Drumbeg earlier today. This is the first of this seasons autumn refits to be finished allowing the boat to prepare for the Atlantic crossing and a busy Caribbean season. The mast was unstepped in September and has undergone an  … Read more

Pendennis receives multiple rigs from New Zealand

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(source: superyachttimes.com) Three enormous masts arrived at Pendennis Shipyard recently in preparation for instalment on Pendennis’ current new build projects: SY Christopher is due to be complete by January 2011 in time to race at the St Barths Regatta; B105 is already in the water and due to be handed over to the client before  … Read more

Statistic

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In a recent interview with Merf Owen from Owen Clarke Design, he was asked what lessons were learnt from the last Vendee Globe. The statistic he draws on in his answer is startling: “There was a comprehensive de-brief with all the sailors. I have had a few sails on Ecover since, and we have had  … Read more

Carnage in Germany

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A multitude of masts, poles and booms were destroyed on the opening two days of the ORCi World Championships in Flensburg, Germany. Arguably the the most spectacular breakage was when the gooseneck sheared off the mast during a practice gybe on Gorm Gondesen’s Rogers 46 Shakti (GER). The break caused significant damage to the carbon  … Read more

Lorima (almost) News

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We kind of missed this one. Published a month ago by Lorima we thought its innovating enough to warrant a post now: 80′ ECOLUTION This 80′ Yacht is the brainchild of owner Wubbo Ockels, well known in Holland for being the first Dutchman in space in 1985. LORIMA was chosen for the fabrication of those  … Read more

J/111 Spars with Nanotube Technology

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The new J/111 from J/Boats launched in early August with a full set of Hall Seamless spars. “It’s really fun to drive,” says Ben Hall following the initial stepping and sail trials. “The helm is beautifully balanced. The sailplan has a very high aspect ratio, and the a-sail is really big,” he adds. “Combined with  … Read more

Final rigging for the SolOceans One-design class

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(Source: SolOcean) The one-design rigging, specially designed for oceanic races and single-handed round-the-worlds, has now been defined down to the smallest details. The mast – a fixed mast with single spreaders – has been ordered from Beat Wildberger (Alucarbon). This is the last modification before the publication of the final list for the SolOceans One-design  … Read more

Small is Beautiful

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(Source: Nordic Mast) Fedder Wiesel Production Manager at Nordic Mast “Carbon products are often being perceived as only being used on larger boats, and many sailors do not realise that it can benefit any boat no matter how large or small they are. We currently have an interesting project in designing and producing mast and  … Read more

Multi or Mono?

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We are seeing some positive movements towards the 34th Americas Cup although there are still some fundamental questions that need answering in a relative short timeframe. One of these is the kind of boat to be used in the next cup. Last week BMWOracle released two concepts they are working on – both of them  … Read more