A brief overwiew of the most spectacluar Superyacht to be launched in 2011 by Erik Wassen from Dykstra. The Mast will be built by Southern Spars and full PBO standing rigging package is delivered by Future Fibres. (Source: LiveYachting) The Baltic Yachts 197 ft Panamax Ketch sailing yacht is the largest and fastest superyacht capable … Read more
(Photo: Clipper PLC) First pictures of ‘California’ tell a sorry tale. One injured crew member has been transferred to a tanker US bound while the rest of the crew will continue on to San Francisco under jury rig. Skipper Pete Rollason commented: With more than 2,000 miles to go to San Francisco there are still some … Read more
An interesting excerpt from an editorial by Kirst Fedderson in the All At Sea Magazine. Kirst was responsible for the design of Alinghi’s mast for the 2010 Americas Cup: (Source: All At Sea) …while the current situation has been damaging to the cup community and all the teams that have been left out of the … Read more
With the new Med season fast approaching, it seems apt to have the sun set on 2009 in St. Tropez on the Wally fleet.
(Source: Superyachttimes) WOW: the wing sail technology for large cruising yachts by Wally and Omer Wing Sail Wally is always pushing the envelope in improving every aspect of yacht design to upgrade all the yacht functions. Enhancing Performance is one of the main goals of the company since its inception: Fast & Easy is the … Read more
Having been alerted to a problem on California after they activated their EPIRB yesterday afternoon, a clearer picture is now beginning to emerge with fellow competitor Jamaica Lightning Bolt now just a few miles off the dismasted yacht. (source: Clipper Ventures PLC) Jamaica Lightning Bolt’s skipper, Pete Stirling, was able to talk to Pete Rollason … Read more
When the Lila Lou design office in London revealed their futuristic Superyacht design late last year, we did wonder how their rig concept would function. Now, in a new animation, all is explained….. it’s out there! Check it: Go to forum thread – have your say.
Last night Goupama 3 won the Jules Verne’s trophy in a new non-stop round the world record time. The trimaran used a rotating wing mast from Lorimar – supported with rigging from Future Fibres. Groupama 3 bettered Orange 2’s course record from 2005 by over two days and becomes the first sailing yacht to circumnavigate … Read more
TEAMORIGIN launched their new TP52 in Auckland this week. Sailing for the first time today, the team ticked off the initial structural testing very quickly before starting to push the boat in 20 knt of wind on the Hauraki Gulf. The team will complete the testing phase in Auckland before shipping to Europe for the … Read more
Vincent Riou’s PRB, the first of a new generation of Open 60’s was launched this week. Sailing for the first time yesterday off the Brittany coast, the team put the boat through its first sets of structural tests. The wing mast, built by Lorima is a development of the spar used on the previous boat. … Read more