G Yacht Design and Advanced Wing Systems announce a partnership to bring wing sails to Classe Mini 6.50 Advanced Wing Systems (AWS) of Australia and G Yacht Design (GYD) of Argentina are working together to bring the AWS wing sail to the mini transat fleet. Nicholas Goldenberg of GYD says that this is … Read more
Scott Cavanough forced to abandon his boat.. (Source:charentemaritime-bahia.transat650.net) Scott Cavanough (797 – brainchild.org.au) was forced to abandon his 2010 Brett Bakewell-White’s design prototype. The boat dismasted and that severely damaged the bow. The possibility of setting up a jury rig was impossible. Scott got on board the escort boat Pen Ar Clos this morning. Scott … Read more
Démâtage de Renaud Chavarria – © Pierrick Garenne / GPO Renaud Chavarria sous gréement de fortune – © Bateau accompagnateur Edulis Plenty of boats are out of the Mini Transat with broken masts and numerous other failures. More are stopping for repairs only two days into leg 2 for the Mini Transat. For the full … Read more
Ok – I think we’ve left you hanging long enough! A ‘What is it?’ a couple of weeks ago drew a lot of comments and we did promise a story. Here it is: The picture was taken in Gorilla Rigging’s shop in Rhode Island was in fact Jay Sharkey’s new rigging for the Mini 6.50 … Read more
It’s a Mini Transat year and we will be featuring some more innovating rigging solutions from the guys and girls who will be sailing single handed, in a 21ft boat across the Atlantic later on this year. While composite rigging and carbon mast (re-introduced in 2005) are nothing new in this class, the refinements and … Read more
(Source: Bella Mente Racing) The team is back to work on the Bella Mente getting her back to racing shape. The list of mods before Transpac is a large one, not counting the new rig being built for the boat. Brad Fitzgerald is doing a good amount of boat building for us while we try … Read more
….literally! A nice example of some free style Mini rigging and stepping by Jake Jeffries.
Apart from their size, the maxi ‘Lahana’ and Scotty Cav’s new mini have plenty in common. Both are from the drawing board of Bakewell-White and are rigged by Southern Spars. This is prove that size really doesn’t matter and yes – the minis prod is longer….