Maxi vs Mini

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Apart from their size, the maxi ‘Lahana’ and Scotty Cav’s new mini have plenty in common. Both are from the drawing board of Bakewell-White and are rigged by Southern Spars. This is prove that size really doesn’t matter and yes – the minis prod is longer….

Old school – Light speed

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(Source:County Press Online) The 160ft Eleonora. Picture by Chris Boynton. MAST-makers worked 23-hour days to come to the aid of a vessel taking part in this year’s Westward Cup. The cup, which was created to revive the Big Class classic yacht racing of 100 years ago, brought a glamorous fleet of boats to Cowes, including  … Read more

Loaded

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(Source: Spinlock) Scoot is a slick Nelson Marek 55 launched by New England Boat Works, Rhode Island for a customer requiring a “simple, fast and fun” day sailer. Scoot is just that and will be seen buzzing around Nantucket all summer. Scoot has just 2 winches, dual wheels and an array of push-buttons on deck,  … Read more

Final rigging for the SolOceans One-design class

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(Source: SolOcean) The one-design rigging, specially designed for oceanic races and single-handed round-the-worlds, has now been defined down to the smallest details. The mast – a fixed mast with single spreaders – has been ordered from Beat Wildberger (Alucarbon). This is the last modification before the publication of the final list for the SolOceans One-design  … Read more

Spot of Bother

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The defenders of the Little America’s Cup, Canann, trashed their wing mast last week after being caught out by a squall in Newport Rhode Island. Bad times.

Stepping Twizzle

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The latest superyacht to be launched by Royal Huisman was stepped in Harlingen, Netherland. The rigs and composite rigging for this 57.5m Dubois design was manufactured and delivered by Southern Spars. All photo credits S/Y Twizzle.

Small is Beautiful

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(Source: Nordic Mast) Fedder Wiesel Production Manager at Nordic Mast “Carbon products are often being perceived as only being used on larger boats, and many sailors do not realise that it can benefit any boat no matter how large or small they are. We currently have an interesting project in designing and producing mast and  … Read more