9 out of 9

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Nine Wins In Nine Years – Southern Spars Has The Secret Formula! (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken Line Honours victory in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart nine years running, with Wild Oats XI coming in on top for the 7th time; a record equalling feat. What is more significant to note  … Read more

Casualty

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Wedgetail and her crew all safe after the dismasting – Ian Mainsbridge / all2easy (Source: Rolex Sydney Hobart) So it was with the Queensland sloop Wedgetail, the Reichel/Pugh 55 that reached the sanctuary of Hobart’s Kings Pier marina this afternoon after dismasting off Tasman Island in heavy south-westerly weather at 4 am today. Skipper Bill  … Read more

TP52 Shogun V (ex Azzura) Dismasted

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(Source: Scuttlebutt) In 18 knots of southerly breeze, Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V was dismasted off Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on day two of the Premier Composite Technologies TP52 Southern Cross Cup Regatta, Saturday 14 December 2013. The black carbon fibre mast was 26 metres tall at the midday start of race four  … Read more

Details, Details

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VOR and Ian Roman treat us to some shots of the newly launched VOR65 Dongfeng (actually boat no.1). There are some nice details in there. © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Old on new

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    (Source: Southern Spars / RigPro NZ) So here we have the brand new Beau Geste Botin 80 with the original mast from the Farr 80, with a few modifications: 1: Over lamination for strength on the mast tube to respect the new boats increased righting momentum.  2: The old mast setup used to  … Read more

Going Soft

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Soft Wings and the America’s Cup      (Source: Advanced Wing System) We have seen the benefits that wing sails can bring to an event like the America’s Cup. The improved aerodynamics of the rigid wings used in the 34th Cup was a contributor to the overall performance of the AC 72 Catamarans.  As the speed performance  … Read more

News from France

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—- 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

Strongest yet

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D12 99 and D12 Max 99.   (Source: Marlow) Throughout our history Marlow have always embraced innovation, technology and advancement in materials and that philosophy continues at METS 2013 where we will be showcasing our all new D12 99 and D12 Max 99 products.  Manufactured using new Dyneema® SK99, these new products join our Grand  … Read more