The missing link

By Rigging Projects,

Although it is not strickly rigging, we feel that this is something worth sharing. This is a good step forward in a otherwise fairly bleak landscape of sailing performance ‘Apps’: (Source: KND SailingPerformance) In our world of tablets and Smart phones, the likeliness that there will be one on board next time you sail is  … Read more

Tough guy too

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(Source: Vendee Globe) For several days now, third-placed Jean-Pierre Dick has been unable to use two of his headsails – his staysail and gennaker – on Virbac-Paprec 3. The part that holds the top of the sail was broken. Despite the extreme southern latitude, Jean-Pierre Dick climbed up the mast last night (French time) for  … Read more

How?!

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© Kito de Pavant / Groupe Bel While the start of this edition of the Vendee Globe was comparatively ‘easy’, it has not been without drama. Kito on Group Bel was tagged by a trawler which is incredibly unlucky but looking at the above picture, it could have been so much worse… HOW exactly did  … Read more

Locked in

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The Vendee Globe is just around the corner (25 days ’til the start!) and the riggers are busy putting the final touches on their babies. Erwan Tanguy from Your-Rigging, shares with us the lock strops he built for Mike Golding’s ‘Gamesa’.   ‘These strops are very small, only about 8 inches long’ says Erwan, .  … Read more

Soft Wing Testing

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  The guys from Advanced Wing Systems got their first couple of sails under their belt on the Moth. Check out their facebook page for more pics and details. This sure looks promising!

XL LX Foils

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Some great shot of the Mirabaud LX foil system. Be sure you check out this video, taking you through the complete build process of this incredible machine. Notre nouveau prototype de foil beaucoup plus élancédéveloppement à suivre pour 2013© Philippe Barraud nos 3 sillages © Philippe Barraud  trim du safran © Philippe Barraud transmission du  … Read more

Ski Pole

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Photo: Max Ranchi Its not meant to do that, right?! Fun times on the opening day of the Melges 32 World Championships in Newport, RI.

A monster’s afterlife

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Thanks to Kristian from Chicago Yacht Rigging Inc. for this nice write up of his work on the the mighty ‘Il Mostro’ which has its new home on the Great Lakes: The VO70 Il Mostro that competed in the 2008 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race came to Chicago this year, and it was a real treat to  … Read more