Another Whitewash for Southern Spars – 2010 Newport Bermuda Race

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(Source: Southern Spars) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th … the proof is in the results. Southern Spars once again acknowledges the outstanding performances of the crews aboard Speedboat, Il Mostro, Rambler, Genuine Risk, Beau Geste, Ran, Bella Mente, Vanquish; and congratulate them all on their successes in this year’s Newport Bermuda Race. The formula  … Read more

Over and Out

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We are not going to judge or even join the ‘underage sailing’ debate. The only thing we find interesting is how clean the decks are on Abby Sunderland’s boat. We are looking forward to hearing the full story of how the rig was lost and cleared away.

Composite Alley

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These great pictures landed in our inbox over the weekend – taken in Porto Cervo – at the Loro Piana Superyacht regatta. If they prove anything, then it is the general acceptance of high tech composite rigging within the Superyacht fraternity. Thank you and keep them coming! 

Anne Caseneuve in Port

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The stricken yacht was towed into the port of Roscoff by the French Coast Guard (CROSS) after being dismasted on Tuesday on the return leg of the Vendee – St. Petersburg race. No one was hurt and the causes of the failure are so far unknown.

The Guts Behind the Gear

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(Source: SAIL Magazine / Harken) Harken has been supplying gear to America’s Cup competitors since the early 1970s, and been providing the winch and hardware packages for both challenger and defender since the 1995 match. “As you would expect, the Cup match in Valencia was very interesting,” says Harken’s Global Sales Manager, Mark Wiss. Harken  … Read more

Old School

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(Source: Hall Spars) Donald Tofias, the driving force behind the W-Class, recently launched a new addition to the W-Class stable. The W-37 is a fast daysailer designed, in the words of Stephens Waring & White Yacht Design, to “meld the best of the latest in lightweight hull shapes and foils and state of the art  … Read more