Big Gear III

(Source: Marine Results) We stepped the worlds tallest yacht mast last night. Many thanks for a huge effort from everyone involved. The lift started at 19.00 hrs and beers were in hand by 01.00. We found a very small window in October that kept the wind below 8 knots, apologies to wives and girlfriends that  … Read more

Strongest yet

D12 99 and D12 Max 99.   (Source: Marlow) Throughout our history Marlow have always embraced innovation, technology and advancement in materials and that philosophy continues at METS 2013 where we will be showcasing our all new D12 99 and D12 Max 99 products.  Manufactured using new Dyneema® SK99, these new products join our Grand  … Read more

Wield the big stick

(Source: Future Fibres) Following almost 18 months in design, development and construction, Future Fibres this week shipped its latest carbon fibre mast to Perini Navi’s La Spezia yard in Italy. Destined for the 60 metre sloop C.2218, as she is currently known, the 75.8 metre mast was built and shipped in two sections and will  … Read more

One today

(Source: Doyle Rigging Palma) Gosh the time has flown by so quickly, it seems like just last week when the doors first opened to Doyle Rigging in Palma last year. It was this time last year when I arrived back from Racing on Highland Fling at the 2012 Maxi Worlds, that Doyle Rigging officially opened!  … Read more

Best wing shot?

Could this be the best shot of an AC72 wing? Published by Artemis Racing, it clearly shows how they’ve induced loads in what must have served both as a structural test and a simulation of the flying shape. Lets hope more pictures like this (and the story to go with it) will be published once this  … Read more

Weight Savers

Rigging specialists Marine Results helps save 18 tonnes from M5 rig (Source: Marine Results) M5, still the world’s largest sailing sloop at 75.2 metres LOA before her refit and now at 77.6m with her new stern, has sliced 18 tonnes off the weight of just her rig alone as a result of extensive component replacement  … Read more

Future Multihull

(Source: Future Fibres) With its first multihull on the water in August, the second one in September and an exciting new contract to announce, Future Fibres is now firmly on the map for supplying complete mast and rigging for high performance multihulls. Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is commonplace in the multihull sector, they have just completed their first full multihull mast  … Read more

Modern Classic

  (Source: Marlow) The Classic Series brings Marlow’s knowledge of high-tech, performance running rigging from our Grand Prix Series and Standard range to traditional and classic yachts. The solid white and natural colours of the Classic Series mask the use of exotic materials and high tech manufacturing processes, blending perfectly with the teak decks, wooden  … Read more

Omer’s latest wing

The latest version:  Mark IV   (Source: Omer Wing-Sail) This wing is based on a rotating A frame mast, that supports the wing in both sides, having an accurate wing profile as well as high moment of inertia. It is made of three different sails – two main sails and one leading edge sail. All three  … Read more