Time to Replace IV

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We haven’t done one of these for a while so we dug out an oldie but a goodie. Oskar Kihlborg captures Mathias Rahm loosing his rig in the final semi final run of the Match Cup Sweden in 2007. Shocker.

On Track

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Schaefer’s Patented Articulating Sail Track Solves Big Problem for the New 203 ft. Sailing Yacht “Athos” February 9, 2010 – – New Bedford, MA – – Schaefer Marine’s patented articulating mast track has been installed on the mast of the 203 ft. sailing mega yacht “Athos”, which will arguably be the most notable launching of  … Read more

Lewmar appoints a New General Manager for Navtec France

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Lewmar’s Navtec Rigging Product Group has appointed John Hodgart as General Manager for Navtec France. Strategically based in Mandelieu, near Cannes, he will run this site and work with the Navtec group to develop rigging solutions for its customers worldwide. The Mandelieu facility currently offers full rigging and hydraulics service to sailing yachts throughout the  … Read more

It’s a Wrap II

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We recently posted a Video of Saudade’s (Wally 147) ‘Top Down Furling System’. Now a new Vid appeared on the net. This time it’s the new Lutra 80 Singularity using a Future Fibres supplied torsion cable on their A2. Check out the furling speed on this puppy!

More than just Ash!

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Iceland got more than their fair share of bad press lately but there is one thing they can/should shout about. An article published by Sail-World recently tells the story of Hampidjan’s success with their Dynex Dux in the yachting industry. (Source: Sail-World) Founded back in 1934 Hampidjan has spread beyond the Icelandic shores to become  … Read more

Not Strictly Rigging

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But a great article nonetheless. Published by http://www.blur.se/, we get a look at the latest 3Di technology from North Sails. Thanks to Peter for allowing us to publish it: North Sails 3Di We’re seeing those very distinctive grey sails showing up on some of the TP52’s, on a few RC44 and soon on both VO70  … Read more

Back in Town

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Saudade, the Wally 147 rigged by Hall Spars / Future Fibres is one of the first Super yachts back in Europe from the Caribbean. Thanks to ‘Salty Seacock’ for posting the picures taken in Valencia on the forum here.

Old School

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(Source: Gleistein) “Gorch Fock” refit with GeoTwist Thempest from Gleistein The “Gorch Fock” has seen its fair share of comings and goings in its time. Since its maiden voyage in 1958, the grand dame of the German Navy has not only continuously welcomed a steady stream of marine cadets but also played host to many  … Read more

King Composites is ramping up in VLC

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(Source: King Composites) The new mast building facility in Valencia is on full throttle. The autoclave is already installed and the building team is working on the first projects. The recent opening of the facility in Valencia represents a giant step forward for King Composite. This will allow us to be much closer to our  … Read more