Matador Re-launched

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The Argentinean TP52 Matador re-launched this weekend in Palma de Majorca in the new 2010 configuration. From what we can make out, they are using Southern Spars EC6 runners, a Future Fibres Forestay Strop and a ‘home-made’ bobstay. Check out the pre-bend in their bowsprit. Photo: Sailingstock Photo: Sailingstock

New Generation

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Vincent Riou’s PRB, the first of a new generation of Open 60’s was launched this week. Sailing for the first time yesterday off the Brittany coast, the team put the boat through its first sets of structural tests. The wing mast, built by Lorima is a development of the spar used on the previous boat.  … Read more

Off Again

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With a replacement rig in place, Team Finland has departed Qingdao to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and the 5,680 mile race to San Francisco. (Source: Clipper Ventures PLC) Two weeks after the Clipper fleet departed Qingdao, China, to do battle across the Pacific Ocean, Team Finland has at last set off on the  … Read more

Code X

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Seldén Mast’s new Code X Gennaker and Code 0 furling units will hit the market this month. Here’s what they got to say about it: (Source: Seldén Mast) There will be a three model range covering 1,5 to 4,0 ton maximum working loads. Code 0 sails have a tensioned luff, and generate high loads. The  … Read more

On Trial

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No, not the Americas Cup (I won’t bore you with that) but the new Southern Wind 110, Hull #1. Recently splashed in Cape Town, she is undergoing extensive sea trials before being delivered to her new owner. The yacht sports a Nordic Mast carbon mast and boom and a full PBO standing rigging package from  … Read more