(Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race) (Source: Team Sanya) “The day we thought would never come has arrived,” said Nick Bice, Team Sanya shore team manager. Today after nearly 3 weeks, the rig is going back in. Some of the sailing team arrived … Read more
(Source: YouTube) Small video clip of unloading the mast for the Swan 112, Anemos. It has just arrived in the Future Fibres` Valencia factory for a refit on the mast plus a retrofit to composite rigging.
French Spar maker Lorima is going into 2012 with four 100’+ masts on order. Recession? What Recession? Check them: 115′ CONRAD 110′ VPLP 100′ FINOT CONCQ 100′ ALLURES
Team Sanya suffered damage to part of their rigging early on Monday and are heading to a port in southern Madagascar in order to assess the damage and make a repair plan. No one has been injured and the crew are all safe. The temporary repair. Photo: Andres Soriano/Team Sanya Sanya noticed the damage to … Read more
RSB Rigging has been super busy: 9 December, 2011 RSB Rig Pro unstep Orion mast… RSB Rig Pro unstepped the 35 meter wing mast onboard Orion; a 30 meter Katana catamaran earlier this week. The unstepping procedure went as planned however there were a few tense moments when the wind picked up as the mast … Read more
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam is back in the water, her new rig is in place and skipper Ian Walker expects to be back sailing as early as this afternoon. IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race A team of experts has been working tirelessly on Azzam since the Volvo Open 70 arrived by … Read more
Puma’s new rig has arrived in Cape Town after a mammoth trip all the way from Rhode Island – check out the pictures below – awesome effort. Mast leaves R.I., USA – Photo: eastbayri.com Loading at JFK, Europe bound Off-loading in J’burg – South Africa – Marc Bow / VOR Mast arrives at … Read more
Sails draped over the foredeck seconds after the dismast on Sec. Hayai – Photo Sec. Hayai (Source: GOR) After 14 hours of racing in Leg 2 of the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR), the Dutch father-and-son team of Nico and Frans Budel dismasted shortly before rounding the Cape of Good Hope and … Read more
Puma’s skipper Ken Read is starting to shed some light on the possible cause of their mast failure in his latest update: ….so, we are back on track for the moment, awaiting our shipping plan from Tristan to Cape Town from Tim Hacket and Kimo Worthington who essentially are working around the clock and have … Read more
From the boat. Bummer.