(Source: RYA) Rigging is often portrayed as a black art which means that cruising sailors lack the confidence to tamper or adjust it through the fear of the unknown. This publication (which is available as both a paperback and eBook) aims to change that by splicing together a whole range of little known gems about … Read more
(Source: SD Boatworks Facebook) A few weeks ago we showed an image of Ransom customizing some Spinlock clutches so that they opened by pull string. Here’s what we did with them! We have recently installed an under-deck spin sheet system on one of our customer’s boats! The spinnaker sheets dive through the deck through … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will … Read more
Phaedo dismasting from Richard Langdon on Vimeo. Check out the interview with the owner shortly after the dismasting his Gunboat 66 Phaedo in the early stages of the Transpac race.
(Source: Future Fibres) With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls. Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast … Read more
(Source: Marlow) The Classic Series brings Marlow’s knowledge of high-tech, performance running rigging from our Grand Prix Series and Standard range to traditional and classic yachts. The solid white and natural colours of the Classic Series mask the use of exotic materials and high tech manufacturing processes, blending perfectly with the teak decks, wooden … Read more
Frederick E. “Ted” Hood 1927-2013 Born in Beverly, MA in 1927 to Ralph Stedman Hood and Helen Emmart Hood, Ted grew up in the nearby towns of Danvers and Marblehead. He attended Marblehead High School and Wentworth Institute. He served in the Navy during World War II. In 1955, he founded Hood Sailmakers in the … Read more
(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Bob stays for a 40ft Grand Prix race boat. The top sample is the new bobstay I have built, and the bottom sample is the original from the boat. Its hard to see in the photos how different they are but here’s some facts for you. The new … Read more
Ocean Yacht Systems (OYS) has undergone a Management Buy-Out (MBO), whereby the current Directors have purchased Ocean Yacht Systems Ltd for an undisclosed sum with immediate effect. Having been guided by a holding Company since 1998, OYS have been known for innovative products and pushing the boundaries with technical developments within the superyacht … Read more
The latest Perini got stepped last week. MegaYachtGlobal has the story here.