AL5 Mast Design

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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

Not long now…

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With the new Med season fast approaching, it seems apt to have the sun set on 2009 in St. Tropez on the Wally fleet.

Matador Re-launched

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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

New Generation

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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

A sheep in Wolves Clothing

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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

Re-rigged – TP52’s in 2010

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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

Time to Replace?!

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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.