Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam is back in the water, her new rig is in place and skipper Ian Walker expects to be back sailing as early as this afternoon. IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race A team of experts has been working tirelessly on Azzam since the Volvo Open 70 arrived by … Read more
Azzam Dismasting Image credit: Ainhoa Sanzhez (Source: Future Fibres) At 1915 GMT on Saturday 5 November, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing´s VO70 Azzam was dismasted in 3.5m swells and +30 knots of wind. Thankfully, no-one was hurt in the incident and the boat was back in Alicante by the following morning. The first priority was to … Read more
A quick tour around the the new IMOCA60 Acciona’s mast.
We followed the Bella Mente story, leading up to the Transpac, ever since they dropped their rig in the build-up to the big event. A massive effort by the crew and suppliers saw their boat being put back together in record time to compete in the Transpac which they went on to win. Check out … Read more
It’s been impossible not to notice that something is afoot at the sharp end of the grand prix mast production and a brief look at the Volvo Ocean Race fleet confirms it – a new player has arrived. Future Fibres first announced their intention, “to build the best high performance rigs in the world and lead … Read more
For the first time we get to glimps inside of the Future Fibres mast facility in moving pictures. A nice little clip of the the construction of the VOR70 ‘Azzam’ mast and rigging package. Check it.
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Future Fibres next rig, following the VOR 70 Abu Dhabi ‘Azzam’, has been stepped. Mike Goldings rebranded IMOCA 60 will be at Southampton Boat Show for all to be admired. Nice.
Congrats to Quantum Racing – winners of the 2011 MedCup. We have to admit that despite all the other cool sailing going on, we were completely glued to the final two days of the Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy. Ran’s incredible performance, Bribon’s heartfelt farewell and Quantum’s convincing overall win was unmatched by any other … Read more
No Sailing today here in Potro Cervo today (Mistral). Instead we are getting a look at possibly the coolest boat in the harbour from the top down. The JV60 ‘Jethou’ has a Hall Spars rig and Future Fibres rigging. There is at least one superhero that wouldn’t look out of the place on this boat…