(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
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
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.
(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
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/
(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
(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
Captured by Carlo Borlenghi dockside in Porto Cervo where the Maxi Worlds kicked off yesterday. Photo credit: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi
(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
Stepping a Mini Maxi Rig somewhere in England. Thanks for the shot to Russell Dewey.