…the guys at Greement Courant would surely be nominated! Their style, attention to detail and quality soundtrack makes something that is ultimately not very interesting, very much ‘watchable’! Do you want to share your artistic talents? Let us know!
(Source: RSB Rigging) RSB are currently fitting the new lifelines to the 66 meter Dubois designed sloop Aglaia. The Captain came to Todd with a request for wire life lines with a braided cover, Todd has built the cables to the exact length and Hampidjan have over braided them with a Technora cover that has a … Read more
Mike Sanderson, a.k.a Moose, gave his views today on the state of the Volvo Ocean Race on Team Sanya’s race blog. Below is an excerpt, specifically talking about the rules, boats and rigs. Read the full post here. ‘RACE THOUGHTS AND GETTING BACK INTO IT’ ….So while we are on damage subject, I think its a … Read more
SD Boatworks Custom Carbon Fiber Kelp Sticks! The California Kelp Forests are recognized as one of the most productive and dynamic ecosystems on Earth. Though we greatly appreciate them for their incredible beauty and productiveness, it can be a real disappointment when you catch kelp on your rudder or keel. Since we like to keep … Read more
(Source: BellaMenteRacing.com) Just a quick update. We got the rig up Wednesday morning. The team has been putting in some long days in order to get the boat ready. There have been a few hiccups along the way, but, so far, all pretty standard for a new boat. The hope is to bring the boat … Read more
The banging was heard all around the bay of Mallorca as this rigger resorted to the last tool in the box – the persuader.
Photo: Yvan Zedda (Source: Vendee Globe) Unlike what had been initially planned after Jérémie Beyou’s Maître CoQ lost its mast, the monohull will eventually receive a brand new mast that is currently being built. What a positive way for the entire Maître CoQ sailing team to turn a tough blow into a good opportunity! After … Read more
(Source: Carbo-Link) Groupamas rigging supplier, the Swiss Carbo-Link, is disappointed about Groupamas mast failure when leading the longest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race VOR only 500 nm before the finishing line. Despite professional support in Itajai, the reasons for the failure are not clear. On the 4th of April 2012 Groupama 4 lost the … Read more
While the Palma Vela fleet kept it more or less together on a breezy opening day (bar a man overboard on Alphina, broken main batttens on the J-Class Lionheart and numerous blown out sails) ,the hospitality tent on the dock did not survive the last big gust of the day. Although the tent was rammed full … Read more