Link up

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SoftLink: Soft shackle for all by Wichard   (Source: Wichard) SoftLink is a soft shackle developed by Wichard for recreational sailors looking for performance and ease of use. Thanks to its stainless steel connector, SoftLink can be used without any particular knowledge of ropework. It can be fitted and removed with ease, even under tension.  … Read more

Wichard Group acuires Losange Group

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On Thursday 25 April, a court in Cherbourg officially approved the acquisition of Losange Group (comprised of Facnor, RDM, SparcraftRigging and Charleston Sparcraft Inc.) by Wichard Group, a world leader in marine fittings. The takeover is part of Wichard’s development strategy to create, through internal development of its product portfolio and external acquisitions, a major  … Read more

Spin me right round

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Revolutionary SPINEX™ Top-Down Furler Exclusive Technology Eliminates Common Asymmetrical Sail Furling Issues Annapolis, MD – SPINEX is Profurl’s revolutionary new spinnaker furler engineered to solve the various challenges that plague current “top down” furler designs. Developed through months of intensive product research and testing, this new system offers a true technological advancement for spinnaker and  … Read more

Soft hardware II

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(Source: Wichard) When used in conjunction with heavy loads (mastfoot block, spinnaker tack point), normal friction blocks are heavy and take up space. Following on from our success with the MX halyard shackle, Wichard is proud to present the MXL: a new soft block solution for ropes. Accessible to all, the MXL is strong, reliable,  … Read more