The Sydney-Hobart is about kick off and the forecast certainly calls for a last minute rig check. It’s not just the met office – Daniel Forsters pictures speak volumes too…
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(Source: Blew Stoub) The Barcelona World Race, on the starting blocks. After setting the Groupe Bel mast in Port Camargue-France, will check the standing rigging cables of the 60′ Président of Jean Le Cam, in particular,changing the runners.The final adjustments before the start will comprise checking the running rigging and the mast taglines.
(Source: Future Fibres) Into its second edition, the Barcelona World Race starts from this historic Catalan city on New Year’s Eve. With 25,000 miles of racing ahead, 10 of the 15 yachts have, once again, placed their trust in Future Fibres’ rigging for this demanding event. Future Fibres is supplying an incredible 2 kilometers of … Read more
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We recently came across a much more attractive solution to measuring your rig tension. It may not be as accurate but it’s certainly better packaged than your standard Loos Gauge. Good times.
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(Source: Hall Spars) Hall Customers Are Winners This was an extraordinary year for Hall Spars. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and our customers enjoyed award-winning and regatta-winning success. Here’s a sample of what our customers achieved in 2010. Chrisco (CNB 100) is the winner of the 2010 Award for Best Sailing Yacht 24-40m, presented by … Read more
Geneva, Switzerland: Geneva-based sailor and designer Thomas Jundt plans to develop a wing mast for his foiling monohull, Mirabaud LX. Since the radical boat hit the water in April 2008, Mirabaud LX has undergone constant improvement including new floats, sails, foils and continuous fine-tuning to the structure in general. Thomas Jundt, Antoine Ravonel and Eric … Read more
(Source: SL33) The SL33 is a grand prix catamaran that can be sailed with a traditional mast and soft sails or a wing. The SL33 has been designed, engineered and built to: Be the fastest boat under 40 feet in light wind conditions Capture trophies at all major open regattas worldwide Be the boat of … Read more