The 2011 Dyneema Experience is in its final stage. Leader after 4 challenges, Cidnie Carroll sums up her experience (which is also the final challenge) in this informative, honest and diplomatic report posted on her blog: (Source: theceolmors) 2011 Dyneema Experience- The good, the not so good and the awesome. Challenge 5 has been issued and I have been … Read more
Here it is, the ‘Rigging News Facebook Top 20’ for September 2011! We had lots of positive feedback on this feature and hence we will be publishing this chart on a monthly basis. So, who were the big movers and shakers in August? First of all we have to acknowledge the ‘new entries’. Sail22 (straight … Read more
(Source: strongRope Australia) The following two yachts could not be more different, one is a restored 100 yr old gaff cutter the other an ultra light weight modern fast cruiser. What they share in common is two owners who are both sailing professionals and whose opinions can be regarded as very objective. Acrospire has had … Read more
How to get a 40 meter supermaxi under a 9 meter clearance bridge.
Art by Robert Almeida. Beautiful.
Opps – missed this bit of news. If you got anything you’d like to share, please send it to us direct. If we have to look for it ourselves, we might be a bit late or miss it altogether. Help us to keep Rigging News current! (Source: Future Fibres) One Mast, One Race, One Win, … Read more
Andrew Lee, managing partner at SOAK llc posted this poll on LinkedIn – Have your say!
The best media production team in our sport is in action again this week (oh, and some handy sailors!) – follow it all live HERE. Enjoy these beautiful pictures from around the TP fleet on the eve of battle.
Joyon’s Tri ‘IDEC’ is now on tow and heading for the US eastern seaboard – final destination is yet to be confirmed. What these first pictures do tell us is that the team from Miller Marine Services managed to salvage at least parts of the mast and the boom. Messy.
(Source: BYM News) Formula Marine, one of Europe’s leading mast builders will showcase its technical capabilities at this year’s METS by highlighting aluminium spars manufactured in its Dutch factory as well as exceptional carbon technology from its French facility. Formula will display the carbon and wood laminated boom section developed for Turkish yacht builder DSV … Read more