Back in (more) black

After a winter in a shed in Palma de Mallorca, the ‘new’ JV72 Jethou mini maxi is ready to return to her water front base at STP and a regatta packed season. Previously known as ‘Stig’, the boat has undergone a major refit with a big focus on the hardware, systems and aesthetics. As with  … Read more

Box of tricks

(Source: VSpars)  VSPARS is pleased to announce the release of our latest product – the VSPARS Wireless hardware pack! Designed for boats of all sizes, the pack comes pre-configured with everything you need to run VSPARS. The system uses custom-configured GoPro cameras which are wirelessly controlled by the control box. An internal WiFi and PC  … Read more

Cut up

With a bunch of windy / shorthanded record attempts on the horizon, Spindrift 2 reduced the available horsepower – 6 meter of it to be precise. Lorimar is carrying out the mods.

The (marketing) Boss

Alex Thomson Racing and Hugo Boss are at it again – showing the rest of the industry how to achieve maximum return for your sponsor. Great effort.

Lift off

A great little production from Rogi Yacht Rigging in La Ciota, pulling the rigs on the Mari Cha IV (now Samurai). Looking forward to seeing here out on the water again.

New orders, new challenges for Future Fibres

(Source: Future Fibres) Three years into mast production and the 2014 order book reflects a diverse range of performance projects. With the Perini 60m sloop fully assembled and awaiting stepping / sea trials and 3 of the largest furling booms in the world (26-30m long) nearing completion, the workshop is getting its teeth into some  … Read more

For the record

RSB is keeping it up in STP  (Source: RSB)Last week was a record week for RSB Rigging Solutions, who stepped three big rigs in two days; the first being 50m Ketch by Perini Navi, Is A Rose, closely followed by the graceful 34m sloop, Nephele. The week begun with the final prep and build of  … Read more


We’ve had a few posts in the past which were titled ‘Big Gear’ but in this case that just doesn’t do it justice. Thanks to Euro Marine Trading for the shot of this enormous Antal runner block.