The Vendee Globe is just around the corner (25 days ’til the start!) and the riggers are busy putting the final touches on their babies. Erwan Tanguy from Your-Rigging, shares with us the lock strops he built for Mike Golding’s ‘Gamesa’. ‘These strops are very small, only about 8 inches long’ says Erwan, . … Read more
Regular Rigging News contributor Ryan Scott has moved on. No longer with West Marine Rigging in Rhode Island, he has set up on him own but, luckily for us, he is still sharing his work with us: ‘This one is a little different’, says Ryan. ‘The boat is an S Class boat, built in 1919, hull number … Read more
The world’s two tallest masts serviced by Marine Results International rigging and structural inspection company Marine Results has just carried out service work on two of the world’s tallest masts. Marine Results inspected the rig of fast cruising sloop Salute which has the world’s tallest aluminium mast at a towering 75 metres. But even … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) Future Fibres has been involved in the multihull sector for over a decade and had considerable success, for example, with Franck Cammas’ record breaking Groupama trimarans. Earlier this month the company welcomed Torbjörn Linderson as product manager for the multihull sector. His arrival and extensive experience has already begun to pay dividends … Read more
Thanks to Kristian from Chicago Yacht Rigging Inc. for this nice write up of his work on the the mighty ‘Il Mostro’ which has its new home on the Great Lakes: The VO70 Il Mostro that competed in the 2008 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race came to Chicago this year, and it was a real treat to … Read more
Lewmar and Navtec Outfit Latest Turkish Sloops In the last few weeks Lewmar and Navtec have commissioned their products on two new superyachts, both recently launched in Istanbul. “Simba”, the classic Hoek-designed 108ft sloop, is a sistership to “Jazz Junior” and has a full package of Navtec rod standing rigging and fibre runners, together with … Read more
Salute Stepping from Jon Morris on Vimeo. Jon Morris from Marine Results put together this rather funky video of the ‘Salute’ stepping earlier this year.
Rigging specialists team up with Pierrepont Analysis (Source: Marine Results) In a move that strengthens their position as one of the world’s leading superyacht and raceboat rig and structural inspection specialists, international riggers Marine Results have signed a Teaming Agreement with Pierrepont Analysis. All contracts acquired by Pierrepont in the marine sector will be handled … Read more
Alex Thomson Smashes Transatlantic Record (Source: Navtec) Lewmar and Navtec would like to express our congratulations to Alex Thomson, who sailed HUGO BOSS over the finish line yesterday evening to break the single-handed monohull transatlantic record by more than 24 hours. Fully equipped with Navtec’s Z-System PBO rigging and Anti-Torsion PBO forestays, Alex’s achievement adds … Read more
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