Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson and mast project manager Martin McElwee give us a quick glimpse at the production of the ‘Camper’ mast at the new Southern Spars Facility in New Zealand.
A nice story about how sound, professional advise can save you a lot of money in the long run. (Source: mysailing) We recently spent a couple of weeks in a boat yard getting some great upgrades done to Liberty. Before getting started on the jobs we wanted to have done, Mike Meer, a professional rigger, … Read more
No fooling you… here is the story explaining the most recent ‘What is it?‘ (Source: Superyacht Times) Rondal, best known in the shipbuilding industry for the precision-engineered and exquisitely-finished masts, winches, hatches, doors and deck equipment it manufactures for the world’s finest superyacht, demonstrated the true breadth of its engineering talents as two massive, 50-metre … Read more
RSB Rig Pro had an early start yesterday morning to allow them to restep the 63 meter, 12000kg mast onboard the 52 meter sloop Konkordia before the sea breeze filled in across the bay of Palma. The cranes were set up by 0800 and the mast was secured in the boat by mid morning allowing … Read more
(Source: Lorima) Stepping of the 145′ VPLP, “HEMISPHERE” : a 54 m carbon mast on the largest sailing catamaran ever built !
Yeap – that’s’ a poor title but we just couldn’t help ourselves…. This is the Italian Cookson 50 ‘Calipso’ who broke her mast in the recent ORC Worlds in Creste. Bad times.
Yachting Monthly contiunes their quest of breaking things. Good times.
(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
(Source: Hall Spars) Ken Read, sailing PUMA’s Mar Mostro (Volvo 70) won IRC Class 1 at the New York YC annual regatta sailed in Newport, RI. Hall supplied the Seamless carbon mast and boom for Mar Mostro. Other Hall-rigged winners included Devocean, Steve Devoe’s Swan 45 (IRC 3), Apparition, Ken Colburn’s Swan 42 (Swan 42 … Read more
Southern Spars General Manager David Glen talks.