Photo: V-Sail.info Facebook The new JV72 ‘Stig’, built by Baltic Yachts, is nearing a state of readiness for her sea trials in Valencia. Competing in the Copa del Rey in 10 days time, the pressure is on! We will get a good look at her Hall Spars mast and rigging package in Palma, where she … Read more
The new Bella Mente, a JV designed, 72′ Mini Maxi is up and running. Check out the vid of their structure testing and sea-trials. The rig and rigging package is a truly mixed bag, drawing on the benefits and expertise of a number of top suppliers. Hall Spars, Southern Spars and Future Fibres are all playing an … Read more
(Source: BellaMenteRacing.com) Just a quick update. We got the rig up Wednesday morning. The team has been putting in some long days in order to get the boat ready. There have been a few hiccups along the way, but, so far, all pretty standard for a new boat. The hope is to bring the boat … Read more
We followed the Bella Mente story, leading up to the Transpac, ever since they dropped their rig in the build-up to the big event. A massive effort by the crew and suppliers saw their boat being put back together in record time to compete in the Transpac which they went on to win. Check out … Read more
The Stanchion Splint, introduced at the maxi worlds, and instantly adopted by a number of the Mini Maxis is an incredibly simple bit of kit but a definite race saver. Designed and built by Graham Street (previously featured on Rigging News), the splints are intended as a temporary repair for a stanchion that has snapped … Read more
No one got to look down at RAN at the Maxi worlds – except for us. Congrats to the crew on winning the Mini Maxi’s and good luck at the final event of the MedCup series in Barcelona. Watch it live here!
The bang was heard for miles around when the Carbon Ocean 82 ‘Aegir’ broke their boom on the dock in Porto Cervo after the final race of the Rolex Maxi Cup. The accident occurred, according to eye witnesses on the dock, when the crew were offloading sails caught the joystick controlling the mainsheet with the … Read more
We have got PLENTY to share with you on the rigging news front from Porto Cervo but most will have to wait until next week. In the meantime, here is a bit of ‘Rail Cam’ action from the last couple of days. Enjoy.
No Sailing today here in Potro Cervo today (Mistral). Instead we are getting a look at possibly the coolest boat in the harbour from the top down. The JV60 ‘Jethou’ has a Hall Spars rig and Future Fibres rigging. There is at least one superhero that wouldn’t look out of the place on this boat…
(Source: Bella Mente Racing) Just a quick update. We stepped the rig yesterday and successfully got it tuned. We were all very nervous about lengths of all the shrouds. Credit goes to the guys at Hall and Future Fibers for getting it all right. The team worked hard to get it all together. Today was … Read more