(UPDATE: Added pictures below, courtesy of Maria Ines Strasser) We received this ‘comment’ with regards to Groupama’s dismasting and subsequent jury rigging in Punta del Este – a once regular port of call for the Volvo Ocean race predecessor, the Whitbread. Cleary there is a strong desire from the local community to welcome the modern … Read more
Watch Groupama’s video of their awesome effort of constructing a jury rig with the remaining mast.. It’s considerably more detailed, from a mast and rigging perspective (and much less watched!), than the official VOR coverage.
Granted, not much to do with rigging but when footage this good comes along, it has to be posted.
Premium Ropes uploaded this vid of an uncovered eye splice. Nicely done:
It’s been a slow start to 2012 from a social perspective as the top of the Rigging News Facebook Top 20 remains unchanged since the beginning of the year. Further down the list, we are seeing Future Fibres slowly creeping up the rankings with only ‘2 likes’ separating them from the top half of the table. … Read more
Our Facebook page has proven itself rather popular recently (thank you!) so it was with some reluctance when we ‘updated’ to Facebooks new page look. Check it out here and let us know what you think. We are not yet convinced ourselves!
Company: Future Fibres Rigging Systems S.L. Role: Service Technician Location: Valencia Reports to: Head of Service Salary: Dependent on experience Overall responsibilities: Work within the service department both in Valencia and onsite to manage installation, service and repair work, represent the company and assist with risk management. Key areas of responsibility: •Responsibility for technical side … Read more
There is a growing number of carbon rigging manufacturers adding not only competition to an already competitive market but also accelerating development of new and existing systems at a more rapid pace than ever. With companies pushing the envelope to have the smallest, lightest, stiffest yet safest system on the market, it’s wrong to think all carbon … Read more
An interesting article posted by Composites World, giving us a good cross section of the state of the market we are all interested in. Tough times indeed: (Source: www.Compositesworld.com) No other composites end-market suffered more during the recession than marine. Data from the National Marine Manufacturers Assn. (NMMA, Chicago, Ill.) show, for example, that for … Read more