Launched.

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Ker 51 Launched in Germany (Source: Hall Spars) On May 4th, the new Ker 51 Varuna was launched at the Knierim boatyard in Germany, sporting a Hall Spars custom super-high-modulus two-spreader mast, a max-depth racing boom and continuous SCR Airfoil rigging. Hall’s experience in the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race and TP-52 Class resulted in  … Read more

New Furler

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NEX STR: New range of Profurl stayfurlers (Source: ProFurl) Following the launch of its new range of flying sail furlers called NEX, Profurl has developped a new range of stayfurlers called NEX STR. Initially reserved for the sailing elite (60’ open, ORMA multihulls), stayfurlers are becoming increasingly common on a variety of sailing boats: cruisers,  … Read more

Back in

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(Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Source: Team Sanya) “The day we thought would never come has arrived,” said Nick Bice, Team Sanya shore team manager. Today after nearly 3 weeks, the rig is going back in. Some of the sailing team arrived  … Read more

Mast Break – Part 1

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The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG team suffered a broken mast onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro in the South Atlantic Ocean on November 21, 2011, 17 days after the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Alicante, Spain. Today, they released part one of their story – check it:

The drama continues some more…

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International Jury will hear Groupama protest PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) The International Jury will hear in full the protest of Groupama sailing team against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand after deciding it was valid. The International Jury heard from both sides and asked Groupama to submit video evidence by 2000  … Read more