VOR Update

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(Source: VOR) Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go.  Southern Spars will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the  … Read more

Stepping NLZ5 in Auckland

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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:

1,2,3

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Navtec Rigging Dominates Vendée Globe  (Source: Navtec) The Vendée Globe is unquestionably one of the toughest races on sailors and equipment. The non-stop single-handed around the world race takes the best of both just to finish, let alone reach the podium. Navtec, the rigging division of Lewmar, was chosen by all three podium finishers to  … Read more

Tanguy time

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Tanguy keeps delivering. We love the constant stream of informative and sometimes outright hilarious media coming of ‘Initiatives Coeur’. La montée au mât de Tanguy de Lamotte por VendeeGlobeTV

In the groove

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(Source: SD Boatworks) Auto Trim Headfoil is a new design in headstay foil technology. At half the weight of other foils on the market the Auto Trim Headfoil reduces healing moment thus making your boat faster.   The proprietary T-shaped luff tape reduces foil loading by evenly distributing load – thus the foil can be  … Read more

GMT’s new order

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GMT Composites was selected as the carbon rig supplier  for this new 55-ft, high-performance yacht.  Source: GMT Composites (Source: Composite World) Langan Design Partners of Newport, R.I., has selected GMT Composites as the carbon rig supplier for a new 55-ft, high-performance yacht Langan has been commissioned to design for a Brazilian client. The rig will  … Read more

Lock on

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AUTOLOCKS (Source Equiplite Europe) Autolocks take halyard-lock performance to a new level of simplicity…. Equiplite Europe [under the Sailing Perfection BV Group of companies] launch a new product range, exclusively for Europe. The release and introduction of a special new product range was held today. Started as a unique Hall Spars mast builder component… Now,  … Read more

Wear ‘n’ tear

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 © Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur Hi all, Bad news. This morning, after a good and fast night, I woke up from my third nap with a strange feeling. I did not hear anything specific but something was wrong … after quick checks I look out the window but couldn’t see the gennaker because  … Read more

Clean Sweep

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Rolex Sydney to Hobart – Top five yachts across the line sport Southern Spars rigs   © ROLEX-Carlo Borlenghi (Southern Spars) For the eighth year in a row, a Southern Spars rigged yacht has obtained the Rolex Sydney to Hobart line honours victory! The first five yachts across the finish line and the first three  … Read more