News from Kenny

By Rigging Projects,

Puma’s skipper Ken Read is starting to shed some light on the possible cause of their mast failure in his latest update: ….so, we are back on track for the moment, awaiting our shipping plan from Tristan to Cape Town from Tim Hacket and Kimo Worthington who essentially are working around the clock and have  … Read more

Over and Out

By Rigging Projects,

Puma officially pulls out of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race after breaking their mast yesterday afternoon. Tough times for Ken Read and his boys. No word yet on the cause of the failure. Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race

Splinters

By Rigging Projects,

Photo: TJV Team Sanya – Volvo Ocean Race Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Photo: TJV We’ve been away for a few days and it seems that we missed quite a bit of action. Tough conditions make make for tough breaks in the TJV and the Volvo Ocean Race. Multiple foil, spar,hull, bulkhead and keel  … Read more

Heartbreak

By Rigging Projects,

Emotional Walker promises swift return to racing Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker vowed this morning that his crew would be back racing as quickly as possible after their yacht Azzam was dismasted in violent seas – and said the Volvo Ocean Race is by no means lost.  … Read more

Out

By Rigging Projects,

Around 0330hrs (UTC/GMT) this Friday morning skipper Arnaud Boissières confirmed that the mast of their IMOCA Open 60 Akena Vérandas had broken some 270 miles WNW of the Breton peninsula. The duo had been lying in ninth place in the Transat Jacques Vabre double handed Transatlantic race which set off from Le Havre, France on  … Read more

Culled

By Rigging Projects,

Démâtage de Renaud Chavarria – © Pierrick Garenne / GPO Renaud Chavarria sous gréement de fortune – © Bateau accompagnateur Edulis Plenty of boats are out of the Mini Transat with broken masts and numerous other failures.  More are stopping for repairs only two days into leg 2 for the Mini Transat. For the full  … Read more

Trashed

By Rigging Projects,

A heavy air training session went bad for the Chinese AC Team today. This wing will require extensive surgery and we are guessing that they will be on the start line with the ACRM spare tomorrow. Bad times.

One ‘broken’ LiLo

By Rigging Projects,

(Source: Sailing Anarchy) The Abeking-Rasmussen-built ex-“Extra Beat” (originally built and owned by FIAT’s boss Giovanni Agnielli) was dismasted a couple of weeks ago in the Cyclades Islands in Greece. Now named “One LiLo” and owned by a Greek stock broker, she was cruising from Island to Island with her professional crew of 3 and several  … Read more