Newsletter No 1 / 2017 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. With 2 new spars on their way to meet their respective boats and 2 more in build for a spring delivery, Rigging Projects has been working hard on defining specifications and working with the manufacturers to ensure the product is as … Read more
Nine Wins In Nine Years – Southern Spars Has The Secret Formula! (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken Line Honours victory in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart nine years running, with Wild Oats XI coming in on top for the 7th time; a record equalling feat. What is more significant to note … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars / RigPro NZ) So here we have the brand new Beau Geste Botin 80 with the original mast from the Farr 80, with a few modifications: 1: Over lamination for strength on the mast tube to respect the new boats increased righting momentum. 2: The old mast setup used to … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) A few shots of Leopard 3’s new RDS solid carbon rigging and the mast being prepared to go back in the boat. Our RDS lateral rigging system has a full length, tapered carbon cap shroud with removable diagonals. Stepping is scheduled for later today after an extensive refit of the interior, mast … Read more
(Source: Lewmar USA) The team at Navtec would like to congratulate Loïck Peyron and his crew onboard Banque Populaire V as the new holder of Jules Verne trophy for the fastest nonstop circumnavigation. Banque Populaire V is rigged with Navtec’s standard Z system PBO lateral rigging and Navtec’s anti- torsion PBO headstay. 29,002 miles in … Read more
How to get a 40 meter supermaxi under a 9 meter clearance bridge.
Joyon’s Tri ‘IDEC’ is now on tow and heading for the US eastern seaboard – final destination is yet to be confirmed. What these first pictures do tell us is that the team from Miller Marine Services managed to salvage at least parts of the mast and the boom. Messy.
The rumours have been around for a while and now they are gathering momentum – Zerogradinord published an article (no source, though) about the MJ90, an evolution of the AC90. Apparently the first is to launch in 2012. Below is our own translation of the interesting bits. We can’t help but think that in the … Read more