(Source: Herusail.com) Our project consists in designing and selling innovative sails based on our US patented technology which allows the realization of a Soft Wing with Variable Profile. With concern to material and construction typology, our wing may look like a traditional flexible sail but it actually presents with a fully sealed double surface capable … Read more
FibreMax, Smart Rigging’s sister company has been busy building, testing and supplying some VERY big cables. Check it: FibreMax has recently delivered a complete set of lightweight aramid fibre stays (crane pendants) to the Dutch crane manufacturer Huisman-Itrec. Huisman has built a special purpose 350mT fly-jib for the heavy lift mast cranes on the mv … Read more
Peter Gustafsson from Blur.se recently wrote a definitive article on the construction of North Sails 3di sails which we posted here on Rigging News. Now, check out his follow up story ‘Michael Richelsen – The science of Sails’, another fascinating read: When North Sails released their video on design, starring Michael Richelsen above, I thought it … Read more
from Rigging News and everyone else! Here are a few of the seasons greetings which floated through the mail box, etc. Thanks and see you all in the New Year!
Recent posts on Rigging News have drawn a lot of comment, regrettably, mostly childish and unconstructive. Most of these comments have been posted anonymously. Rigging News was never intended to be a ‘soap box’ for readers with personal or corporate grudges. Rigging News continues to invite and encourage commenting on our content but we ask … Read more
Southern Spars remembers Sir Peter Blake (Source: Souther Spars) Southern Spars enjoyed a long relationship with Sir Peter Blake going back to his 60ft trimaran Steinlager 1, for which he commissioned a rotating mast. That commission was followed by many others including Steinlager 2, winner of all six legs in the 1989/90 Whitbread Race (photo … Read more
Not quite rigging but fairly applicable. Another demonstration of the great power of our preferred element in conjunction with wings! More on this story here.
International Jury dismisses Groupama protest PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race The International Jury has dismissed the protest of Groupama sailing team against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. Groupama lodged the protest, once again related to the forestay and rigging set-up on CAMPER, at the end of Leg 1. The International Jury decided after a … Read more
is a new splicing kit! We have been searching the internet for the perfect X-mas gift to give to your friends and loved ones and we think we’ve found it. What could be better than giving your father, brother, sister or mother their very own splicing kit and spending a bit of time over the … Read more
Update: The man killed at the Hall Spars and Rigging plant in Auckland has been named as Tony White, age 44. Read the New Zealand Herald report here, including an interview with Eric Hall. Truly devastating. (Source: Newstalk ZB) Investigations will continue next week into a fatal accident at a well known boat-mast factory. A man … Read more