CST Composites Partner with Composites CRC

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(source: CST Composites) In line with CST’s dedication to continuous technological development, it has entered into a partnership with Composites CRC (CRC-ACS – Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures), joining the CRC-ACS Associate Membership program in October 2009. Composites CRC have years of experience in composites design, analysis, manufacture and testing, and is one  … Read more

Anne Caseneuve in Port

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The stricken yacht was towed into the port of Roscoff by the French Coast Guard (CROSS) after being dismasted on Tuesday on the return leg of the Vendee – St. Petersburg race. No one was hurt and the causes of the failure are so far unknown.

Cool.

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A container load of FT10 Spars from CSTComposites – China bound.

Dismasted

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Naviguez Anne Caseneuve has been dismasted on the return leg of the Vendee – St. Petersbourg race. (Source: vendee-saintpetersbourg) At 1650hrs (GMT), while Anne Caseneuve’s trimaran was sailing eight and a half miles off Brignogan on the northern coast of Finistère in Brittany, the boat was dismasted in a 15-20 knot southerly wind. Anne Caseneuve wants  … Read more

Southern Spars news

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(source: Southern Spars) The Results Speak for Themselves. 1st, 2nd, 3rd – it’s a Southern Spars trifecta at the opening event of the 2010 Audi MedCup Season. Congratulations to defending Champs, ETNZ; Audi A1; and Artemis who took 1,2,3 at the Portugal Trophy Regatta. ETNZ Skipper, Dean Barker comments: “We tested a number of different  … Read more

Blast from the Past

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Designer Juan K has had another run-in with ‘the law’ recently when Team Origin’s TP52 revealed winglets on the trailing edge of their keel. This got us thinking about the first time one of Juan’s boats caused a stir in the rating office with new ideas. Krazy K Yote II was built by Goetz to  … Read more

Closed.

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(source: Offshore Spars) Due to the continuing economic slump in the European boat building industry and no new mast building projects on the immediate horizon the decision has been made to close Oy Offshore Spars Ab located in Jakobstad, Finland effective May 10, 2010. All projects that were under construction in that facility are 100%  … Read more

Jessica’s Rigger

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As teen sailor Jessica Watson nears the end of her journey, two baysiders are watching her return with particular pride.  The 16-year-old is expected to reach Sydney Harbour on Saturday in her attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the world non-stop and unassisted. Hemmant-based yacht rigger David Lambourne knows her determination well,  … Read more

Thats nice…

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A nice promotion video from the guys a Marstrom Composites. Surprising little reference to their spar making facilities but some very nice composite work nonetheless.