Forespar Tri-Reacher

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Forespar Tri-Reacher™ Asymmetrical Sail Pole New Adjustable Length Pole Offers Affordable Downwind Control Option Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – Forespar’s new Tri-Reacher Pole offers an affordable option for asymmetrical sail users looking to upgrade their downwind sail control. This new 3-piece adjustable pole can be adjusted for almost any asymmetrical sail and works well for  … Read more

Fast Rigging

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According to Future Fibres Facebook, changing to composite rigging will truly enhance your boat’s performance…  ‘If you needed evidence that a retrofit from rod to Future Fibres composite rigging provides a performance improvement – here it is!! Spotted recently on our AIS fleet tracker (Marine Traffic) – Anemos and Nariida.’

Mainsheet 1 – Crew 0

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Its a non contest. The mainsheet will aways win this one! Glad Ran’s crew member got away with  only bruising this time.

RIP – Frank Bethwaite

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 Frank conducting his last rig experiments in the carpark at Woollahra Sailing Club in March this year. Photo courtesy Nicky Bethwaite.  (Source: Scuttlebutt Europe) Frank Bethwaite passed away peacefully after a short illness on Saturday 12 May 2012, surrounded by his family. A pioneer in small boat design and research, Frank was the  … Read more

Weedwackers

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SD Boatworks Custom Carbon Fiber Kelp Sticks! The California Kelp Forests are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. Though we greatly appreciate them for their incredible beauty and productiveness, it can be a real disappointment when you catch kelp on your rudder or keel. Since we like to keep  … Read more

Last Resort

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The banging was heard all around the bay of Mallorca as this rigger resorted to the last tool in the box – the persuader.

Blown Away

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While the Palma Vela fleet kept it more or less together on a breezy opening day (bar a man overboard on Alphina, broken main batttens on the J-Class Lionheart and numerous blown out sails) ,the hospitality tent on the dock did not survive the last big gust of the day. Although the tent was rammed full  … Read more

Not Rigging but…

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…very cool work by photographer ChristopheLaunay and of course the Hydroptère DCNS team. Can’t wait to see the reworked boat in action. Photo: Christophe Launay  Photo: Christophe Launay Photo: Christophe Launay Photo: Christophe Launay Enjoy these photos from our visit to the legendary Hydroptère DCNS trimaran at her home in La Ciotat to have a look  … Read more