Offshore Spars online shop is now up and running. From rope to tape to their nice t-shirts, they got it covered. Check it here. (T-shirts would be gratefully received for the free plug!)
(Source: King Composites) The new mast building facility in Valencia is on full throttle. The autoclave is already installed and the building team is working on the first projects. The recent opening of the facility in Valencia represents a giant step forward for King Composite. This will allow us to be much closer to our … Read more
(Source: Hall Spars) The mast for the first Oyster 100 is on a truck bound for boatbuilder RMK Yachts in Tuzla, Turkey. The hull for the first of Oyster’s new superyacht range is nearing completion, with a much-anticipated launching scheduled for June. The Oyster superyachts are designed by Dubois Naval Architects. The Oyster 100 hull … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars) Once again Southern Spars rigs have come out on top. At the recent Hublot Palma Vela regatta, the winning yachts in the Maxi Wally, Mini Maxi, and TP52 classes were all powered by Southern Spars. Congratulations to the crews of Magic Carpet 2, Container and Artemis.
Filling in the endless paperwork for this year’s Newport Bermuda race, reminded the Editor of a little incidence he was involved in the last time (2004) he competed in this race. Big Boat 1 – Little Boat 0. Check it out.
More people have been up Everest than sailed a 21′ boat (Mini Transat) single handed across the Atlantic. Up to now, certainly no one can claim to have circumnavigated the globe on one of these boats but there one guy out there well on his way to do it. Why is this rigging news? Approaching … Read more
Lionheart’s Mast, Boom and Pole left Hall Spars, Rhode Island. It is Holand bound where it will be steped in the latest J-Yacht to hit the water this summer. (Hall Spars – Facebook) (Hall Spars – Facebook)
(Source: sail-world.com) After forty years in business, iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, New Zealand’s oldest spar making and rigging business, has been purchased by New Zealand Rigging. NZ Rigging supplied “Georgia” Formed in 2002, and having expanded steadily ever since, New Zealand Rigging is New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated yacht rigging and sparmaking business, providing … Read more
We’re guessing they have by now. This sad picture was taken shortly after the Polish Yacht ‘INTUITION’ returned to harbour after break her rig on the first leg of the first race in the 2009 Rolex Maxi Cup.
A nice shot of the ‘pit’ on the Wally 143 Esense – She will again be at the Palma Vela Regatta in 2 weeks time for all to be admired.