(Source: VOR) Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. Southern Spars will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the … Read more
Navtec Rigging Dominates Vendée Globe (Source: Navtec) The Vendée Globe is unquestionably one of the toughest races on sailors and equipment. The non-stop single-handed around the world race takes the best of both just to finish, let alone reach the podium. Navtec, the rigging division of Lewmar, was chosen by all three podium finishers to … Read more
We are suckers for ‘how to’ rigging vids. This one comes from Greement Courant, showing us how to sheave a halyard with Tecnora braid, without the need for any wipping. In this case it is for a Swan 601 halyard to reduce chafe and increase diameter for better holding in the jammer.
(Source: SD Boatworks) Auto Trim Headfoil is a new design in headstay foil technology. At half the weight of other foils on the market the Auto Trim Headfoil reduces healing moment thus making your boat faster. The proprietary T-shaped luff tape reduces foil loading by evenly distributing load – thus the foil can be … Read more
Nouvelle montée au mât pour Jean-Pierre Dick por VendeeGlobeTV
We welcome our latest advertiser, Armare Ropes, to Rigging News! Armare is among the leading ropes manufacturers, offering a comprehensive range of technologically advanced products. Based in San Giorgio di Nogaro (Udine – Italy), their 4000m2 facility encompasses their production and test facility, delivering a highly personalised service across all marine and architectural sectors. Once again, welcome and … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres FB) A big day at Future Fibres on Tuesday when 61 cables left the factory bound for Italy and the latest 60m Perini Navi ketch. The owner has chosen a red painted finish for his solid carbon lateral rigging (Dash 750 V1) which will make the boat stand out from the … Read more
AUTOLOCKS (Source Equiplite Europe) Autolocks take halyard-lock performance to a new level of simplicity…. Equiplite Europe [under the Sailing Perfection BV Group of companies] launch a new product range, exclusively for Europe. The release and introduction of a special new product range was held today. Started as a unique Hall Spars mast builder component… Now, … Read more
Future Fibres business demonstrates impressive growth (Source: Superyachtnews.com / William Mathieson) Future Fibres has revealed impressive year-on-year growth figures of 30 per cent for 2012, with optimism for the year ahead, in the form of key race projects and a €30 million strong order book. Following what’s been described as ‘better-than-expected opportunities in the superyacht … Read more
A nice vid of the ‘M5’ rig pull by Marine Results at Pendennis Shipyard earlier this year.