For a 3rd month running, Rigging News brings you the ‘Facebook Rigging Top 20’. Not much change this month in terms of ranking. Harken is extending their lead, averaging a monthly increase of 131 ‘likes’ while Sail 22 LLC joins them and Dyneema in the ‘1K Club’ at the top of the table. Future Fibres jumps … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars) Endeavour’s 53.7m high modulus carbon fibre mast gets ready to leave the factory. She also sports a 19.0m park avenue boom.
Hall Spars has been supplying carbon tubes to these crazy dudes. Netherlands’ oldest extreme sport, Fierljeppen. Check it.
Ronstan Begins US Distribution Of Andersen Winches Following their acquisition of Andersen in the fall of 2010, Ronstan will begin formal US distribution of their well-known stainless steel winches on October 1, 2011. Best known for their enduring quality and beautiful finish, Andersen has built a reputation for excellence and expertise with their stainless steel … Read more
Plenty new from Equiplite: TS 5 LION. It`s what makes a top swivel, a top swivel The specially designed top swivel 5 LION can now hold the halyard without the need for additional connectors. A halyard swivel will no longer be necessary. Saving weight and money while improving safety aspects. The weight of a 16T … Read more
Hmmm – the decals in the background is somewhat a giveaway… Details anyone?
If you are not a rigging expert yourself, get yourself over to sail-world.com for some great advice on how to perform your pre-sailing rig checks. Worth the read – check it here.
The Stanchion Splint, introduced at the maxi worlds, and instantly adopted by a number of the Mini Maxis is an incredibly simple bit of kit but a definite race saver. Designed and built by Graham Street (previously featured on Rigging News), the splints are intended as a temporary repair for a stanchion that has snapped … Read more
A whole lot of wings, 5 to be precise, from Sauter Carbon Offset Design. Want to know more? Check it here.