An interesting excerpt from an editorial by Kirst Fedderson in the All At Sea Magazine. Kirst was responsible for the design of Alinghi’s mast for the 2010 Americas Cup: (Source: All At Sea) …while the current situation has been damaging to the cup community and all the teams that have been left out of the … Read more
With the new Med season fast approaching, it seems apt to have the sun set on 2009 in St. Tropez on the Wally fleet.
Last night Goupama 3 won the Jules Verne’s trophy in a new non-stop round the world record time. The trimaran used a rotating wing mast from Lorimar – supported with rigging from Future Fibres. Groupama 3 bettered Orange 2’s course record from 2005 by over two days and becomes the first sailing yacht to circumnavigate … Read more
The Argentinean TP52 Matador re-launched this weekend in Palma de Majorca in the new 2010 configuration. From what we can make out, they are using Southern Spars EC6 runners, a Future Fibres Forestay Strop and a ‘home-made’ bobstay. Check out the pre-bend in their bowsprit. Photo: Sailingstock Photo: Sailingstock
TEAMORIGIN launched their new TP52 in Auckland this week. Sailing for the first time today, the team ticked off the initial structural testing very quickly before starting to push the boat in 20 knt of wind on the Hauraki Gulf. The team will complete the testing phase in Auckland before shipping to Europe for the … Read more
Vincent Riou’s PRB, the first of a new generation of Open 60’s was launched this week. Sailing for the first time yesterday off the Brittany coast, the team put the boat through its first sets of structural tests. The wing mast, built by Lorima is a development of the spar used on the previous boat. … Read more
Super Yacht Times’s yacht of the week feature, reveals some of the rig design philosophy and construction that went into making of the latest ‘J’ ‘Hanuman’. Read the extract here or jump to the full article: (Source: www.superyachttimes.com)The Hanuman project features an exciting collaboration between naval architects Dykstra & Partners, spar makers Rondal, master sail … Read more
With less than 2 month to go ‘til the start of the first Med Cup event, the first TP’s have hit the water. The Russian entry Valars was the first boat out of the shed and sailing in the Gulf of St. Tropez, shortly followed by Bigamist in Portugal and Emirates Team New Zealand in … Read more
Something tells me that they will not get another season out of these Kevlar runners….Thanks for this shot to Kohlhoff GmbH the makers of Loopblocks.