GMT Spar for Hylas 70

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The newest Hylas 70, Archangel, has been launched with a GMT carbon fiber mast featuring an innovative in-mast furling system. Archangel will be on display at Strictly Sail Miami, February 17-21, 2011. “Archangel’s owner is an exceptionally experienced yachtsman with demanding performance expectations for his boat and her gear,” says Jay Kiley, Director of Sales  … Read more

She’ll be right

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(Source: Vodafone) It was business as usual for TeamVodafoneSailing tonight in the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Wednesday night race, until a shroud breakage led to a toppled rig. The boat was sailing at 25 knots of boatspeed on a Beam Reach off Devonport Wharf in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, when a cap shroud termination gave  … Read more

Old Movie – Current Technology

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A little You Tube search revealed this most interesting clip from Matrix Mast who of course has been bought out by Hall Spars a number of years ago. Why are we posting this now? The technology and build process shown here for the Ocean Furl boom is still current and the product remains very popular.  … Read more

Southern Settles into new HQ in Auckland

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(Source: Southern Spars) We are pleased to announce that Southern Spars New Zealand have settled into a new home. The bespoke 10,000m² manufacturing facility enables Southern Spars to introduce new technologies and accommodate the growing demand for larger and more technically advanced superyacht and grand prix race rigs.

More BWR

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(Source: Blew Stoub) The Barcelona World Race, on the starting blocks. After setting the Groupe Bel mast in Port Camargue-France, will check the standing rigging cables of the 60′ Président of Jean Le Cam, in particular,changing the runners.The final adjustments before the start will comprise checking the running rigging and the mast taglines.

Hall News No.3

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(Source: Hall Spars) Hall Customers Are Winners This was an extraordinary year for Hall Spars. We celebrated our 30th anniversary and our customers enjoyed award-winning and regatta-winning success. Here’s a sample of what our customers achieved in 2010. Chrisco (CNB 100) is the winner of the 2010 Award for Best Sailing Yacht 24-40m, presented by  … Read more

Cool Cats

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(Source: SL33) The SL33 is a grand prix catamaran that can be sailed with a traditional mast and soft sails or a wing. The SL33 has been designed, engineered and built to: Be the fastest boat under 40 feet in light wind conditions Capture trophies at all major open regattas worldwide Be the boat of  … Read more

UPDATE: Central Lechera Asturiana

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(Source: BWR) After making a rapid, but detailed assessment of the situation on arrival in Cascais, Portugal and ensuring there is no damage, or potential damage to the boat, the crew of the IMOCA Open 60 Central Lechera Asturiana have made the decision to continue towards Barcelona under jury rig. The team’s objective is now  … Read more

Central Lechera Asturia Dismasted

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(Source: BWR) Central Lechera Asturiana was dismasted very early this morning while on delivery passage to Barcelona for the start of the Barcelona World Race. The crew are safe, not injured and are making to Cascais, Lisbon. The IMOCA Open 60 Central Lechera Asturiana of co-skippers Juan Merediz (ESP) and Fran Palacio (ESP) suffered a  … Read more