With the Route du Rhum kicking off, Lorima Masts have put out an impressive summary of the masts carrying their logo in this years’ event. Check it:
With a bunch of windy / shorthanded record attempts on the horizon, Spindrift 2 reduced the available horsepower – 6 meter of it to be precise. Lorimar is carrying out the mods.
A sweet little time lapse of the new Gunboat 55 stepping its Hall Spar mast.
—- LORIMA PERFORMANCE —- TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE 2013 This year’s edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre sees 40% of the fleet equipped with masts from LORIMA. Departure from Le Havre this coming Sunday for Itajaí in Brazil ! Fair winds and following seas… Thomas Coville and Sodebo on stand-by in Brest Currently on stand-by … Read more
Phaedo dismasting from Richard Langdon on Vimeo. Check out the interview with the owner shortly after the dismasting his Gunboat 66 Phaedo in the early stages of the Transpac race.
(Source: Future Fibres) With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls. Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast … Read more
They are still cool…. Oracle has a new wing:
Teamvodafone On Tight Repair Schedule Following a dismasting in March, TeamVodafoneSailing is back and almost ready to roll into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Auckland to Musket Cove, Fiji Race starting this Saturday. The boat is back in the water, but waiting on another stay before it can hoist sails. “We won’t miss … Read more
Torbjörn Törnqvist, Chairman of Artemis Racing, said, “Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family, who suffered a tragic loss yesterday—of a son, a father, and a husband. As our friend and teammate, Andrew “Bart” Simpson was central to Artemis Racing, both in the course of racing and our lives. His presence and personality was … Read more
The Kiwis are first to launch and step the wing in boat two in Auckland yesterday. Lets hope the weather clears so we can get a good look at her in the coming days. For now, check out these pics and vid from our man who got close to the action: