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
(Source: Rigging Projects) Friday was stepping day in ’72 Alley’, after a busy week at the STP boat yard in Palma de Mallorca. ‘Shockwave’ kicked off proceedings early in the morning, stepping their Future Fibres mast in preparation of Copa Del Rey. ‘Jethou’ followed with their Hall / Carbo-Link package and ‘Bella Mente’ finally released … Read more
After a winter in a shed in Palma de Mallorca, the ‘new’ JV72 Jethou mini maxi is ready to return to her water front base at STP and a regatta packed season. Previously known as ‘Stig’, the boat has undergone a major refit with a big focus on the hardware, systems and aesthetics. As with … Read more
The new Mills designed 72′ mini maxi ‘Alegre’ has hit the water for the first time in Valencia, Spain. The crew is working hard to have the boat ready for the Rolex Volcano Race in Italy starting in just under two weeks time. Pictures by Alegre Racing.
Future Fibres is busy delivering high performance race rigs to one of the most active sectors in grand prix yachting. (Source: Future Fibres) The first of these is a highly optimised inshore race boom for Shockwave. The RP72, fitted with an integrated mast and rigging package from Future Fibres in May 2012, has just completed … Read more
Developed by Sean ‘Doogie’ Convreux in conjunction with Tyler Bech and Bech Marine, this prefeeder has been extensively tested on the World Championship winning mini maxi ‘Bella Mente’. Featuring a quick release and adjustable opening to suit different luff tapes, this cool bit of kit is now available for purchase at www.sailprefeeder.com
A few early morning pictures for the dock at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda last week during the Maxi Cup. The fleet Bella Mente JV72 Bella Mente JV72 Better Place Wally 50 meter Better Place Wally 50 meter Mini and Maxi rigs Shockwave JV72 Rolex Maxi Cup 2012 Hetairos Baltic Yachts
All eyes were on the action in IRC 0 at Copa del Rey last week. We will bring you a write up from the mini maxis competing later this week. Thanks to Russell Dewey for this taster.
Future Fibres are gaining momentum. Check out their most recent magazine (click on image above) for all the news, including their first superyacht mast order, a Volvo Ocean Race review and their latest mast delivery, Shockwave. Check it.
(Source: Carbo-Link) The Judel/Vrolijk designed Baltic 72, STIG, has been launched in Valencia. Representing a new generation of Maxi yachts, STIG has been optimized to exceed the performance of existing Maxi’s participating in the race circuit. STIG is equipped with full carbon rigging developed and built by Carbo-Link. This includes the lateral, forward and aft … Read more