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
(Source: Hall Spars) That’s a 55-meter crate being hoisted over the dike in Breskens, Holland. The turn required to the reach the Hall factory was too tight for a load that long. The Hall Seamless spar is for the Oyster 125 under construction at RMK in Istanbul, Turkey. Our apologies to the citizens of Breskens … Read more
Nice vid of Groupama 4 playing with their new toy. Check back here for the full story on how the Volvo Ocean Racing is shaping up from a rigging / mast perspective. ‘Choice’ is the operative word.
(Source: Bella Mente Racing) I was in Newport on Monday to get a quick visual check on the rig. It is coming along nicely and we are looking like we are on schedule. The team at Hall is doing a nice job on our rig with the little time they have had. We will soon … Read more
Formula Marine one of Europe’s leading mast builders supplied their new generation of ultra-lightweight carbon masts for the first three yachts to finish in the recent Normandy Channel Race for this demanding class. The gruelling course took the yachts from Ouistreham, Port of Caen, through the Solent in the UK to Ireland. After rounding the … Read more
Photo:Sander-van-der-Borch-DeltaLloydRegatta2011 Photo:Sander-van-der-Borch-DeltaLloydRegatta2011 The Star medal race was sailed with only eight boats. The british team of Percy/Simpson and Polish Grabowski//Lesinki had broke their mast in the morning race and could not start the medal race at the Delta Lloyd Regatta.
Southern Stars at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards… Southern Spars would like to congratulate all involved with the design and build of superyachts Zefira, Imagine, Kokomo, Twizzle, and Lady B. Described by its organisers as the most competitive year in the history of the World Superyacht awards, all 5 superyachts rigged by Southern Spars picked … Read more
This story came in from Lake Konstanz. Christian Schaettiger and his crew clearly got a bit on to get their boat / mast back together for the upcoming season. We will follow their progress here and if you got any suggestions, comments or know a good rigger / boat builder locally, let us know! The Mono … Read more
(Source: Lorima) The 54 meter mast, built by Lorima for the largest cruising catamaran ever built, “Hemisphere 145′”, has left our workshops today. We would like to thank our client and his team for trusting us for the fabrication of this unique mast. .
The Extremesailing circuit does exactly what it says on the tin. Carnage today in China.