Peter Harken Interview

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An in depth interview with one on for the true characters and leader of our industry; Peter Harken. Peter discusses growing up during WWII, the Americas Cup and of course building Harken Inc. as we know and love it today. Hosted by Jim Peck, this is worth 30 minutes of your day.

Welcome to Miami

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The RC44 event in Miami went off with a bang… (Source: RC44) The conditions taxed many of the crews, who were sore from being thrown about the light-displacement yachts, but none other than Daniel Calero’s crew aboard Islas Canarias Puerto Calero. The Spanish crew from the Canary Islands was forced out of action with a  … Read more

Tidy

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Nice work from West Marine’s rigging shop in Rhode Island. Check out their new blog here. Like we said, its brand new and it takes a while to populate. We know – so keep checking back!

Improved Aerodynamics for Yachts Standing Rigging

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(Source: Light Black Design) One of the first companies to take advantage of our design and material knowledge was Future Fibres S.L.U, in Spain. We worked closely with their engineers to design and manufacture a rotating aerofoil section that can be retrofitted to any standing rigging that could significantly improve the performance of the yacht.  … Read more

New: Carbo T2

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(Source: Harken) Pewaukee, WI—Harken’s Carbo T2™ is the first block with no fasteners, rivets, or other metal parts to add weight. Its composite structure makes T2 the lightest soft-attach block Harken has ever designed. Applied industrial design and new branding gives this patent-pending block a hot new look that appeals to racing sailors both young,  … Read more

EMS

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(Source: Future Fibres) Rigging systems and rules go hand in hand and with the IRC about to relax the penalty for composite rigging in 2011, Future Fibres has identified the need for a performance based, reasonably priced, hassle free system for your standard IRC Club racer. From this brief, the Encapsulated Multi Shroud (EMS) was  … Read more

‘Fryderyk Chopin’ Chopped

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We previously reported the dismasting of the Polish tall ship “Fryderyk Chopin” but we had no idea how bad it was at the time. Thanks to the Falmouth branch of the RNLI – now we do!  Photo : RNLI/Falmouth 

Big move by Ronstan

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(Source: Ronstan) After nearly 40 years of manufacturing in the Bay Road location, Ronstan has made its very big move! Almost the entire operation is in the new facility in Braeside (minus some of the bigger machines), which is located approx.15 minutes drive time south of Sandingham. This move gives us a great opportunity to  … Read more

eRigging

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(Source: Carbo-Link) ■Have you seen the latest in rigging? ■Do you know how much loads you have in your rigging? ■Can you read it in your instruments? ■You want to optimize your trim? ■You want to go further to the limit? ■You like to test eRigging? Then you are warmly welcome to play with our  … Read more