Carbomax Furling Boom

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Carbomax Park Avenue Boom (convertible in Furling Boom) (Source: Maxspar) Maxspar has developed a new boom which can start life as a Park Avenue boom for a full batten main sail and at a later date easily transformed into a motorised furling boom without the need to change the boom itself. The transformation option comprises  … Read more

Gleistein at the PUMA Mueritz Matchrace

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The town harbour of Waren in the Mueritz region of northeast Germany plays host to the 3rd annual PUMA Mueritz Matchrace. Over three thrilling days, numerous sailing teams will fight it out. An accompanying programme will ensure that the excitement isn’t just contained to the water. Gleistein is also there as a sponsor and will  … Read more

Swan Song

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(Source: Hall Spars) Ninety-five Swans competed in five divisions at the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo in September. Conditions varied from a mistral to no wind at all; in the end Hall customers won four Swan titles. In Maxi Class A, Danilo Salsi’s Swan 90 DSK Pioneer Investments won by three points over Johann  … Read more

Safety First

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The Financial Times (yeah we know…) published a great article about recent safety concerns at super yacht regattas where boats which are designed for gentle cruising are punished on the race course. It’s not unwarranted criticism considering the various accidents that have occurred at recent events due to hardware / rigging failures. Written by David  … Read more

Crash Test

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Adam May spent the weekend trying to break his Wing…..Unsuccessfully! Read the full report here.

Harken Rewind™ Radial® Electric Winch

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Will Ease and Trim Sails in Both Directions – Without Taking Line Out of Self-Tailer Pewaukee, WI—The Rewind™ Radial® electric winch is the latest in Harken’s quest to provide cruisers with “easy sailing” solutions. Now, for the first time, sailors can ease and trim highly loaded sails in both directions without taking the line out  … Read more

Statistic

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In a recent interview with Merf Owen from Owen Clarke Design, he was asked what lessons were learnt from the last Vendee Globe. The statistic he draws on in his answer is startling: “There was a comprehensive de-brief with all the sailors. I have had a few sails on Ecover since, and we have had  … Read more

Carnage in Germany

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A multitude of masts, poles and booms were destroyed on the opening two days of the ORCi World Championships in Flensburg, Germany. Arguably the the most spectacular breakage was when the gooseneck sheared off the mast during a practice gybe on Gorm Gondesen’s Rogers 46 Shakti (GER). The break caused significant damage to the carbon  … Read more