Equiplite Europe, supplier of the lightest and strongest rig and deck hardware available today, proudly announces to be one of the suppliers for new one-design yacht 65` in the next Volvo Ocean Race editions. Sneek, The Netherlands may 22nd. The Netherlands based Equiplite Europe will supply for the Southern Spars one design Rig, the hardware: … Read more
VSPARS Update April 2013 2013 has been a busy year so far for VSPARS. Two of the top 18ft Skiffs in Auckland are using the Olympic system, as well as a number of national teams aiming for Brazil 2016. Two of the top America’s Cup teams and a number of the top mini-maxi class are … Read more
Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is … Read more
The new Mills designed 72′ mini maxi ‘Alegre’ has hit the water for the first time in Valencia, Spain. The crew is working hard to have the boat ready for the Rolex Volcano Race in Italy starting in just under two weeks time. Pictures by Alegre Racing.
G Yacht Design and Advanced Wing Systems announce a partnership to bring wing sails to Classe Mini 6.50 Advanced Wing Systems (AWS) of Australia and G Yacht Design (GYD) of Argentina are working together to bring the AWS wing sail to the mini transat fleet. Nicholas Goldenberg of GYD says that this is … Read more
Future Fibres is busy delivering high performance race rigs to one of the most active sectors in grand prix yachting. (Source: Future Fibres) The first of these is a highly optimised inshore race boom for Shockwave. The RP72, fitted with an integrated mast and rigging package from Future Fibres in May 2012, has just completed … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) When British sailor Mike Golding crossed the finish line for the latest edition of the Vendée Globe, he joined a group of elite, record-breaking yachtsmen. After over 88 days at sea, Golding, on-board his custom-built racing yacht Gamesa, became the first person to ever complete the singlehanded round-the-world course three times. Golding … Read more
Could this be the replacement for the ‘twin wing’ on 50/50 that was downed a couple of month ago? Do you know?
An eerie view of Bubis Imoca 60 ‘Acciona’ before having the rigging cut off, the boat righted and towed to shore.