It was the extremely bent (boomerang may be a better term!) spreaders that drew our attention initially to the rig on a little known fleet of Mylius 14E55’s sailing in the Capri Rolex regatta. Taking a closer look, we were surprised to find that we have never heard of the manufacturer of these carbon masts … Read more
(source: Sydney Rigging Specialists) May comes around and sees the completion of all summer racing in Australia and the start of the many winter series races that are held around the various yacht clubs. The 2nd half of summer has brought many great results for customers of Sydney Rigging Specialists some of these include: 1st … Read more
Designer Juan K has had another run-in with ‘the law’ recently when Team Origin’s TP52 revealed winglets on the trailing edge of their keel. This got us thinking about the first time one of Juan’s boats caused a stir in the rating office with new ideas. Krazy K Yote II was built by Goetz to … Read more
Photo: Alex Thompson Racing Alex Thompson’s refitted IMOCA 60 ‘Hugo Boss’ has been launched in the UK. Amongst the major mods to the hull and deck, the boat has also been fitted with a new Hall Spars mast. We believe it’s the first time Hall has supplied a mast for an Open 60. Alex Thompson … Read more
As teen sailor Jessica Watson nears the end of her journey, two baysiders are watching her return with particular pride. The 16-year-old is expected to reach Sydney Harbour on Saturday in her attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the world non-stop and unassisted. Hemmant-based yacht rigger David Lambourne knows her determination well, … Read more
The Navtec website has been updated and, according to them, its featuring many improvements. The site has been designed with a more edgy feel and is packed with information about Navtec products. You judge.
A nice promotion video from the guys a Marstrom Composites. Surprising little reference to their spar making facilities but some very nice composite work nonetheless.
With one day to go ‘til the first race of the 2010 Audi Med Cup Series we are finally getting a closer look at the competition as they gather in Cascais. While we are still a little bit hazy on the various running rigging suppliers the teams are using, we have a good handle on … Read more
This question must have been asked by the unfortunate Synergy crew when they went for a swim the other day. Hysterical – check it:
Offshore Spars online shop is now up and running. From rope to tape to their nice t-shirts, they got it covered. Check it here. (T-shirts would be gratefully received for the free plug!)