The two identical Southern Wind 78’s ‘Whisper’ and ‘All Smoke’ both refitted with composite rigging over the winter. Whisper on the left (pics below) chose Southern Spars continuous carbon EC6+ system with tip cup inserts while All Smoke sports Future Fibres ‘RDS’ (Removable Diagonal System) carbon rigging with modified spreaders tips. Same boats, two vastly different systems and … Read more
Opps – missed this bit of news. If you got anything you’d like to share, please send it to us direct. If we have to look for it ourselves, we might be a bit late or miss it altogether. Help us to keep Rigging News current! (Source: Future Fibres) One Mast, One Race, One Win, … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) Mike Golding‘s brand new IMOCA 60 mast and rigging leaves the Future Fibres factory in Valencia, bound for England.
(Source: Future Fibres) Volvo entry Team Sanya, led by Rolex World Sailor of the Year and previous winner of the Volvo Ocean Race, Mike Sanderson, has chosen Future Fibres for their complete mast and rigging package. Team Sanya´s boat is the only one in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race to have competed in … Read more
We’ve only just discussed the power of Facebook a couple of posts ago and thats exactly where we picked up this little nugget. Surely this must be of interest to the readers of ‘Rigging News’?! Good luck if you consider going for it! Company: Future Fibres Rigging Systems S.L. Role: Project Manager – Rigging Location: Valencia … Read more
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s new VO70 launches with a fully optimised, Future Fibres mast and rigging package On Tuesday 5 July 2011, the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team launched their new Farr designed VOR70 in Portofino, Italy. Future Fibres supplied a fully customised mast and rigging package for the team which will this October become the … Read more
Issue 2 of Future Fibres new magazine is out. Plenty going on with the guys in Valencia. Check it.
(Source: Bella Mente Racing) Just a quick update. We stepped the rig yesterday and successfully got it tuned. We were all very nervous about lengths of all the shrouds. Credit goes to the guys at Hall and Future Fibers for getting it all right. The team worked hard to get it all together. Today was … Read more
Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race © The Volvo Ocean Racing is coming round fast and we’ve already seen the first two new generation boats hit the water. What makes this race more exciting than ever is the diversity in mast and rigging suppliers. The first two editions of the race sailed in the VOR70’s where much more clear cut … Read more
The Southern Wind 78 ‘All Smoke’ has been refitted in time for the 2011 season. She is now sporting a new boom from Hall Spars (they broke the old one at the Maxi Worlds 2010) and a full set of carbon rigging from Future Fibres, replacing their rod. The vertical is a single element with … Read more