Rigging Projects – Busy for all the right reasons

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Newsletter No 1 / 2017 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. With 2 new spars on their way to meet their respective boats and 2 more in build for a spring delivery, Rigging Projects has been working hard on defining specifications and working with the manufacturers to ensure the product is as  … Read more

Impressive

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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:

Stepping Day

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(Source: Rigging Projects) Friday was stepping day in ’72 Alley’, after a busy week at the STP boat yard in Palma de Mallorca. ‘Shockwave’ kicked off proceedings early in the morning, stepping their Future Fibres mast in preparation of Copa Del Rey. ‘Jethou’ followed with their Hall / Carbo-Link package and ‘Bella Mente’ finally released  … Read more

New (Flatten) Batten Development

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Dan Primrose from Primrose Fry Technologies shares an exclusive update of their ‘Flattens’ development with Rigging News: For those who only have a few spare moments in the day, here is a quick overview of the key points that have come out of the last two years of development that Dan and Simon have done,  … Read more

Rigging Projects Update

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(Source: Rigging Projects) With the European Regatta season firmly underway, its time for a quick update. Since launching Rigging Projects, the response and the subsequent work load has been phenomenal. Our biggest project to date – the deck hardware and rigging replacement / service / refit of the JV72 Mini Maxi ‘Jethou’ came to a  … Read more

Back in (more) black

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After a winter in a shed in Palma de Mallorca, the ‘new’ JV72 Jethou mini maxi is ready to return to her water front base at STP and a regatta packed season. Previously known as ‘Stig’, the boat has undergone a major refit with a big focus on the hardware, systems and aesthetics. As with  … Read more

Cut up

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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.

The (marketing) Boss

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Alex Thomson Racing and Hugo Boss are at it again – showing the rest of the industry how to achieve maximum return for your sponsor. Great effort.

Race 9 retirement for Jamaica Get All Right

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(Source:Clipper Race) As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw fitting.  The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions safe  … Read more

New orders, new challenges for Future Fibres

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(Source: Future Fibres) Three years into mast production and the 2014 order book reflects a diverse range of performance projects. With the Perini 60m sloop fully assembled and awaiting stepping / sea trials and 3 of the largest furling booms in the world (26-30m long) nearing completion, the workshop is getting its teeth into some  … Read more