Getting there

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(Source: Bella Mente Racing) I was in Newport on Monday to get a quick visual check on the rig. It is coming along nicely and we are looking like we are on schedule. The team at Hall is doing a nice job on our rig with the little time they have had. We will soon  … Read more

Tick Tock – Bella Mente Update

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I know we have been slow on the news lately but we are working on the “behind the scenes” stuff. In the works are a new website and equipment so that we can update the blog during Transpac. We should be able to get daily updates on the site and the occasional photo up while  … Read more

Fun

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We have been following the Mini Maxi’s Bella Mente quest to get themselves ready for the Transpac after breaking their mast in the Cabo race last month. All seems on track and despite the immense job list, they still have time for a bit of fun. Good times.

Bella Mente Update: Not done yet.

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(Source: Bella Mente Racing) We’ve now had a few days to decompress and reassess. The good news is that we will be sailing in the Transpac. We have started the process of building a new rig. The Team is full go and Hap is exicted to take on this new challenge. We are working hard  … Read more

Jury Rig

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The Mini Maxi Bella Mente is in, boat is out of the water and tidy. Time to upload the pictures: Photo: http://www.bellamenteracing.com/

Back in

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(Source: Bella Mente Racing) Just a quick overview. We were sailing well and the race was going according to plan. Ian Moore was happy with our positioning and the team was working well. Most of the systems were working well and we have some good ideas as to how to refine them. Sometime yesterday afternoon,  … Read more

The Proof Is In The Results

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(Source: Southern Spars) Our congratulations to all competitors in the 2010 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, particularly the division winners: Esimit Europa 2, Highland Fling, Singularity (Maxi); Ranger, Velsheda, (J Boats); Ran, Shockwave (Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship). The winning formula that these yachts used? A Southern Spars mast and EC6 Continuous rigging. Tested and proven  … Read more

Boom Town

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Captured by Carlo Borlenghi dockside in Porto Cervo where the Maxi Worlds kicked off yesterday. Photo credit: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Baltic 65 Wins at Copa del Rey

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(Source: Hall Spars) The Hall-rigged Baltic 65 Stig made its racing debut at the 2010 Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre sailed in Palma, Spain. Sailing in IRC A, the “mini-maxi” division, Stig finished first of the racer cruisers, just ahead of another Hall project, the Swan 60 Emma. Stig is one of Baltic Yachts’ marquee  … Read more