Cut up

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Are cable cutters worth their three- or four-figure price tag if you dismast and need to cut away your rigging, or will a £40 set of boltcroppers slice through shrouds just as efficiently?Read more at http://www.yachtingworld.com/supersail/blog/534487/could-you-cut-away-your-rigging#xLiG3zGpmJcDzgsi.99

Big Deal

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(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma / Todd Cooper) Today I’m proud to say that Doyle Rigging has been chosen as supplier of choice to provide the new running rigging package for the 46 mtr Dubois designed ( http://www.duboisyachts.com/) performance sloop, being built at Vitter’s shipyard in Holland. The running rigging will be built out of custom  … Read more

Nice Wheels

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Look out for Greement Courant new rigging van this season, catering for your rigging needs across France and their home country, Switzerland. Nice wheels! Are you a van man? Send us a pic of your mobile shop!

Lewmar sells Navtec Rigging Division

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(Source: Navtec) Lewmar has sold Navtec in a private deal with Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc. The sale includes both the US operation and Navtec Süd, a smaller manufacturing and service centre based in France.Allen Goddu, owner of Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc, is also President of Impact Alloys, who are a long-term supplier of raw materials  … Read more

DIY Loop

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Steve Branagh, Director of RSB Rigging in Palma is talking about their supplier Armare Ropes before Allan Wester takes us through the process of constructing a covered Dyneema loop.

Mini Maxi News

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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

Something different

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Since 2005, the La Loupiote crew has performed “Entre Île et Aile” on hundreds of occasions in harbors around the world. The crew combines lighting, an original score, and yards of silk fabric for a sunset performance that is magical. They are currently touring New Zealand. Check it out:

Round again

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  Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race.   (Source: Southern Spars) Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard  … Read more

The Constrictor

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    Portsmouth, RI: The latest in design technology, the recently released Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch is the next generation of high performance rope holding. This product is now being sold exclusively through Ronstan International in the United States. Ronstan played a large role in the development and evolution of the Constrictor Textile Rope Clutch  … Read more