With a replacement rig in place, Team Finland has departed Qingdao to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and the 5,680 mile race to San Francisco. (Source: Clipper Ventures PLC) Two weeks after the Clipper fleet departed Qingdao, China, to do battle across the Pacific Ocean, Team Finland has at last set off on the … Read more
This time ETNZ – Thats 3 poles in 3 race days. See Fridays post below. Thanks again to Chris Cameron for the pic.
Super Yacht Times’s yacht of the week feature, reveals some of the rig design philosophy and construction that went into making of the latest ‘J’ ‘Hanuman’. Read the extract here or jump to the full article: (Source: www.superyachttimes.com)The Hanuman project features an exciting collaboration between naval architects Dykstra & Partners, spar makers Rondal, master sail … Read more
After Team Origin’s disastrous mark round against Emirates Team New Zealand, resulting in a broken pole, Artemis exierenced the same difficulties against the the Italian entry Azzura. The result was the same: Long hours for ETNZ boat builder Neville Thorpe, repairing the broken poles. That’s two poles in two days by some of the best … Read more
This week the latest rig out of Hall Spars NZ, was loaded – Europe bound – for the new Warwick 82 currently in build at Alia Yachts in Turkey. The 35 meter, 3 spreader carbon mast and boom were built at the old Matrix Mast facilities in West Auckland which Hall Spars acquired in 2007.
(Source: COGITA) Auckland-based Southern Spars is an industry pioneer in the design and manufacture of carbon-fibre spars (masts) used for world-class yachting and racing. The company also specialises in the design and construction of high-performance rigging, booms and other components. Modern masts can be more than 65 metres in length and increasingly use is being … Read more
This is hardly news but nevertheless interesting.
(Source: Marstrom) Marstrom carbon spar and rigg on swedish Aspect 40. The launch and introduction of the brand new Aspect 40 will be exhibited on the Stockholm International Boat Show “Allt för sjön” from 5th of March to 14th of March. Marstrom Composite is the supplier of the carbon spar, boom, bowsprit and some other … Read more