We have saved the best of the recent Porto Cervo regattas ’til last and it’s an exclusive! Russell Dewey, boat builder, yacht crew, photographer and general good guy, captured this image of the Perini’s on the docks of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda as a massive lightning storm passed overhead. No Photoshop here – just … Read more
(Source: Boating Business) A small blister on a hull can be just that, or it can be hiding something nastier, like impact damage to the core behind the skin. But how do you find out if a repair’s needed without actually sawing a chunk out? Mast and rigging specialist Marine Results has found another niche … Read more
(Source: Lorima) The Monaco Yacht Show presents the greatest showcase of luxury Yachting in the world. A high-end show guaranteed by the meticulous selection of the exhibitors (solid references in the international superyacht industry are required). The 500 exhibitors present top quality services and products and whose expertise is recognized by the industry. 9,000 m² … Read more
(Source: Sailing Anarchy) The Abeking-Rasmussen-built ex-“Extra Beat” (originally built and owned by FIAT’s boss Giovanni Agnielli) was dismasted a couple of weeks ago in the Cyclades Islands in Greece. Now named “One LiLo” and owned by a Greek stock broker, she was cruising from Island to Island with her professional crew of 3 and several … Read more
Art by Robert Almeida. Beautiful.
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
Joyon’s Tri ‘IDEC’ is now on tow and heading for the US eastern seaboard – final destination is yet to be confirmed. What these first pictures do tell us is that the team from Miller Marine Services managed to salvage at least parts of the mast and the boom. Messy.
(Source: BYM News) Formula Marine, one of Europe’s leading mast builders will showcase its technical capabilities at this year’s METS by highlighting aluminium spars manufactured in its Dutch factory as well as exceptional carbon technology from its French facility. Formula will display the carbon and wood laminated boom section developed for Turkish yacht builder DSV … 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: Southern Spars) M34 – Tour de France a la Voile 2011 Southern Spars would like to congratulate all fifteen teams that competed in the 2011 Tour de France a la Voile. Bertrand Pace FRA with his ‘Sud de France’ team stood victorious at the end of the tour, Bertrand’s second tour win in two … Read more