Back in (more) black

By Rigging Projects,

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 (marketing) Boss

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Alex Thomson Racing and Hugo Boss are at it again – showing the rest of the industry how to achieve maximum return for your sponsor. Great effort.

hmmm – interesting.

By Rigging Projects,

      Knots are so last year. Apparently coming to a boatshow near you.

Something different

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Since 2005, the La Loupiote crew has performed “Entre Île et Aile” on hundreds of occasions in harbors around the world. The crew combines lighting, an original score, and yards of silk fabric for a sunset performance that is magical. They are currently touring New Zealand. Check it out:

Looking to sponsor

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Barton Marine has published their January Newsletter (view it here). While worth the read, the bit that really grabbed our attention is the section below. We love a company putting themselves out there, actively looking to support the yachting community: IS YOUR CLUB, ASSOCIATION OR CLASS LOOKING FOR SUPPORT IN 2013? If you belong to  … Read more

The missing link

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Although it is not strickly rigging, we feel that this is something worth sharing. This is a good step forward in a otherwise fairly bleak landscape of sailing performance ‘Apps’: (Source: KND SailingPerformance) In our world of tablets and Smart phones, the likeliness that there will be one on board next time you sail is  … Read more

The ultimate test

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  Would you hang your new borne child off this? Greement Courant is performing the ultimate product test on their rope work! Congratulation to you on the latest addition to the team.

Something different

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In the middle of CYR’s busiest season ever, an opportunity came along that was just too cool to pass up!   Chicago-based architecture firm Studio Gang was presenting an exhibition of their work at Chicago’s Art Institute, and they came to CYR for a very rigging themed part of the project. They’d created four “rope  … Read more

Caption Contest

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Oh dear. The good news is there is a t-shirt up for grabs from Sail Racing Parts for the best caption! Comment below.