Its all go in the Puma camp, trying to bring it all together in Cape Town for the in-port race on 10th December. Read the teams to-do list by Kimo here
Groupama sailing team have lodged a protest with the International Jury against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand over the forestay and rigging on their boat during Leg 1. (Source: Volvo Ocean Race) Groupama say in the protest that while racing, the CAMPER boat: 1.Does not positively lock its means of adjustment of the forward … Read more
Harken Makes a Big Splash with the T18™—Our Lightest Block Ever Pewaukee, WI—With the new T18™ block’s 125 kg (275 lb) working load and 7.2 g (0.25 oz) weight, this tiny block is our lightest soft-attach and the perfect complement to Harken’s popular T2™ line. It installs anywhere and articulates for perfect lead angles. A … Read more
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Well, that is our opinion at Rigging News anyways! Clearly we did not see all there was on show at METS but we were very impressed with Kohlhoff GmbH LOOP© Organizer. Being versatile, easy to install and upgrade, makes this modular product so great. Adding a new halyard or control line? No problem! Just put an … Read more
MareLube™ Synthetic Marine Lubricants Forespar’s New Family of Anti-Corrosion, Anti-Seize PTFE Lubricants Now Available Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – MareLube™ is Forespar’s new family of three specifically formulated synthetic lubricants designed for various uses around the boat. Each contain PTFE (also known as Teflon®) and work equally well in fresh or salt water. The family … Read more
Thanks to Ryan Nelson and Chris Larsen of West Marine Rigging Alameda, California for sharing this vid of their AC45 scale model with us. We first featured it here a few weeks ago and its great to see her on the water.
The latest mad creation from the lake Geneva posse has been launched. It’s the P28’s innovative sail plan which we are particularly interested in. © P28 foiler Philippe Schiller / myimage.ch (Source: P28Foiler.com) The P28 «Gonet & Cie» has a double-surfaced sail stiffened by its internal structure. This type of rig resembles a ribcage. Each … Read more
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Being a little late with our ‘Rigging News Facebook Top 20’ has made thing infinitely more interesting. Allowing more time between updates highlights the changes much better as we are, after all, entertaining a relatively small ‘fan base’ compared to other industries. We will now run this chart on a bi-monthly bases. So, who has … Read more