Sam Davies explains the dismasting: “It was quite difficult conditions because I had just gone through the cold front and I had a really cross sea and to start with not much wind and the wind was just starting to establish itself around 25-30 knots and I had the right sails up for those conditions … Read more
(Source: VG2012)At 1945hrs (French time), on Thursday, November 15th, Samantha Davies contacted the race office of the Vendée Globe to report that her boat had dismasted. Davies is not injured. She is safe inside the boat with all the watertight doors closed. She is monitoring the situation and does not require assistance. She is wearing … Read more
Strong winds caused high drama at the ChinaCup International Regatta in Hong Kong. Read the full story here.
Photo: RSB Rigging Solutions Ok, he didn’t put Panthalassa, a 56 meter Perini rig’s back in the boat all by himself. He got a little help from the guys at RSB Rigging Solutions. Check the photos and the story here.
Despite it being the wettest day we have had in Mallorca for some time the unstepping of the masts on the ketch Mikado went very well earlier this week.The 8.5 Ton main mast and the 4.5 Ton mizzen have been taken out for a full refit during the winter months.
Carbon Mast Engineer – Axxon Composites Axxon Composites is a manufacturer of carbon masts based in Romania. Handled by Eric Duchemin and Philippe Boclet, this company, created in 2010, has already achieved a very good reputation within the European market. Axxon Composites is growing quickly, well located, in a country that enables Axxon products to … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) Future Fibres has been involved in the multihull sector for over a decade and had considerable success, for example, with Franck Cammas’ record breaking Groupama trimarans. Earlier this month the company welcomed Torbjörn Linderson as product manager for the multihull sector. His arrival and extensive experience has already begun to pay dividends … Read more
Salute Stepping from Jon Morris on Vimeo. Jon Morris from Marine Results put together this rather funky video of the ‘Salute’ stepping earlier this year.
Rigging specialists team up with Pierrepont Analysis (Source: Marine Results) In a move that strengthens their position as one of the world’s leading superyacht and raceboat rig and structural inspection specialists, international riggers Marine Results have signed a Teaming Agreement with Pierrepont Analysis. All contracts acquired by Pierrepont in the marine sector will be handled … Read more
Perini Navi to partner with Future Fibres on two 60 metre superyachts (Source: Charterworld.com) Future Fibres is proud to announce the recent signing of two 60 metre superyachts with prestigious Italian luxury yacht manufacturer Perini Navi. The shipyard chose to collaborate with Future Fibres, sending a clear message: trust Perini Navi – trust Future Fibres. … Read more