Rigging Projects – Busy for all the right reasons

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Newsletter No 1 / 2017 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year. With 2 new spars on their way to meet their respective boats and 2 more in build for a spring delivery, Rigging Projects has been working hard on defining specifications and working with the manufacturers to ensure the product is as  … Read more

Cross section

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We love these pictures taken during a recent bow remodel undertaken by Accastillage Diffusion Denia in Spain. ‘The boat had an accident and we repaired it, we changed the shape of the bow and we designed a bowsprit. All the rigging has been overhauled and the mast has been checked for possible damages’, comments Alvaro  … Read more

A Wing Sail for Mirabaud LX

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Geneva, Switzerland: Geneva-based sailor and designer Thomas Jundt plans to develop a wing mast for his foiling monohull, Mirabaud LX. Since the radical boat hit the water in April 2008, Mirabaud LX has undergone constant improvement including new floats, sails, foils and continuous fine-tuning to the structure in general. Thomas Jundt, Antoine Ravonel and Eric  … Read more

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

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

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

Lorima (almost) News

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We kind of missed this one. Published a month ago by Lorima we thought its innovating enough to warrant a post now: 80′ ECOLUTION This 80′ Yacht is the brainchild of owner Wubbo Ockels, well known in Holland for being the first Dutchman in space in 1985. LORIMA was chosen for the fabrication of those  … Read more