Fit out

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The Rogers / Carbon Ocean 82 is out of the shed and being fitted out in Rhode Island. The boat will have a complete push button Lewmar winch package. Carbon Ocean 82: Mainsheet winch ready for installation

T-Track Traveller System from Ronstan

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(Source: Ronstan) For small keel boats and sportsboats T-track jib leads are a great blend of performance and functionality in a simple, efficient package. Composite slide bodies with plunger stops run on anodised aluminium track, and allow quick and easy manual adjustment. Lightweight Composite jib lead cars continue the design philosophy of the award winning  … Read more

Reporting – Spanish Style

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 Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing This lady, reporting for local TV during the Trofeo de la Reina from the first spreader of the new IRC TP52 ‘Cam’ was snapped by Pierre Orphanidis from valenciasailing. We are guessing that this was the highlight for the TV audience as the event itself was hampered by  … Read more

Lewmar Names New Sales and Marketing Director

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Matt Johnston, Lewmar’s new Sales and Marketing Director (Source: Lewmar) Lewmar has announced the promotion of Matt Johnston to the new role of Sales and Marketing Director. Matt has been Sales Director since the business was re-organised 18-months ago. From today he will also take full responsibility for all marketing activities for the company on  … Read more

Multi or Mono?

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We are seeing some positive movements towards the 34th Americas Cup although there are still some fundamental questions that need answering in a relative short timeframe. One of these is the kind of boat to be used in the next cup. Last week BMWOracle released two concepts they are working on – both of them  … Read more

French News

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(Source: Blew Stoub) Blew Stoub in the heart of FNOB Skippered by Dee Caffari, the 60′ is member of the FNOB team, the founding organiser of the next Barcelona World Race which will be departing from Barcelona next December. Within just one week, Blew Stoub supervised the masting and standing rigging set-up including its latest  … Read more

Interesting?

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The latest addition to the J Class resurrection, Lion Heart, was launched in Holland last week. Yes, she is big. Yes, she is beautiful. And yes, she has a carbon rig (Hall Spars) and composite rigging (Future Fibres). Still we couldn’t find anything interesting to write until we zoomed in on the picture taken shortly  … Read more

Get on your Bike

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Image: Groupama Frank Gammas Groupama 3 is being prepared for short – handed sailing, which includes experimenting with innovative ways to power the winches. The idea is that Frank can alternate between using his arms or legs to trim the sails and hence conserve strength. Nice touch!

Archambault M34 Sailing

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(Source: Southern Spars) Following months of design and development, the first Archambault M34 was launched and sailed last week in the seaside port of La Rochelle, France. This innovative Joubert-Nivelt-Mercier design was selected as the new class for yachting’s famous Tour De France a la Voile, starting in 2011, replacing the Farr 30 after 12  … Read more

Largest Friendship in Fleet Launched with Hall Spars

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(Source: Hall Spars) The Ted Fontaine-designed Friendship 75 Isabel was recently launched in New Zealand with a full Seamless spar package from Hall. Isabel’s spars package includes three-spreader masthead rig and Oceanfurl boom. Designed for luxury cruising by the owners without the need for additional crew, all controls for the Oceanfurl are located near the  … Read more