The first pictures of a slow boat to South America. Tough times on the IMOCA 60 Mirabaud.
Speaking this morning live to the Visio-Conference with Barcelona, Wavre outlined that the duo now planned to ride out the remainder of the worst of the stormy low pressure system before attempting to set up a jury rig using Mirabaud’s boom and storm jib. The Swiss skipper, who had to abandon his 2008-9 Vendée Globe … Read more
(Source: Barcelona World Race) Dismasted Mirabaud are under engine as they ride out the worst of a storm which should pass over them in the next few hours. Though the mast broke near the top, above the third set of spreaders, it seems that in the end they were unable to stabilise the broken section … Read more
(Source: Barcelona World Race) Currently racing in sixth place Mirabaud was dismasted today shortly after 1600hrs UTC. At the time, the boat was sailing in difficult conditions with very rough seas. Thankfully the crew are unharmed and are currently securing the different sections of mast. Race Direction of Barcelona World Race in Barcelona were informed … Read more
Going under the Panama Bridge at the top of the 180′ Nirvana’s Main Mast. Awesome.
In Wellington the first assessment of the broken mast of Central Lechera Asturiana is being completed with Auckland’s Southern Spars having now been asked to develop repair options if possible, but it seems certain there will be no short term, easy solution to get Juan Merediz and Fran Palacio back afloat quickly. Good luck.
At between 1815hrs UTC this Tuesday evening the mast of Central Lechera Asturiana broke with half of the spar falling into the water. Co-skippers Juan Merediz and Fran Palacio are reported to be uninjured and have been successful in recovering the broken half of the spar, the genoa which went in the water and all … Read more
The rumours have been around for a while and now they are gathering momentum – Zerogradinord published an article (no source, though) about the MJ90, an evolution of the AC90. Apparently the first is to launch in 2012. Below is our own translation of the interesting bits. We can’t help but think that in the … Read more
A nice promo vid from Southern Spars. Not Much tech info in there but none the less an impressive collection of yachts.
Sam Ross helps to break the jargon surrounding one of the most important bits of windsurf gear. With the help of the Tushingham team, their mast bending machine and mast-bender extraordinaire, Roger Tushingham, Sam Ross investigates… This is super geeky yet strangely interesting! More Windsurfing Videos