Puma officially pulls out of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race after breaking their mast yesterday afternoon. Tough times for Ken Read and his boys. No word yet on the cause of the failure. Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
(Source: Volvo Ocean Race) PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG reported that they had suffered a broken mast on the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, which began 17 days ago from Alicante, Spain. The crew are unhurt. The rig onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro failed at around 1500 UTC in the southern Atlantic … Read more
The latest mad creation from the lake Geneva posse has been launched. It’s the P28’s innovative sail plan which we are particularly interested in. © P28 foiler Philippe Schiller / myimage.ch (Source: P28Foiler.com) The P28 «Gonet & Cie» has a double-surfaced sail stiffened by its internal structure. This type of rig resembles a ribcage. Each … Read more
Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race (Source: Volvo Ocean Racing) Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing retired from Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday having returned to racing early on Thursday following their dismasting on the first night. The decision leaves four of the fleet of six still racing the first stage, the 6,500-nautical mile leg … Read more
A unique view by Brad Marsh going up Volvo Ocean Race leader Groupama’s Lorima Spar.
VSPARS Congratulates Quantum Racing The elusive double of winning both the TP52 Audi MedCup and the TP52 World Championships back to back has been achieved by Quantum Racing using VSPARS RealTime throughout. The team won the 2011 Audi MedCup by 15 points after 45 races, and the TP52 World Championships by 4 points after 7 … Read more
(Source: Charterworld.com) The 45m (148ft) performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Sailing yacht SALPERTON IV’s replacement mast was built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand and was fitted and dock-tuned … Read more
Emotional Walker promises swift return to racing Paul Todd – Volvo Ocean Race Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing skipper Ian Walker vowed this morning that his crew would be back racing as quickly as possible after their yacht Azzam was dismasted in violent seas – and said the Volvo Ocean Race is by no means lost. … Read more
A quick tour around the the new IMOCA60 Acciona’s mast.
Soto 150’ – first superyacht ever to be fully equipped with solid carbon rigging (Source: Carbo-Link) Carbo-Link is proud to announce to be the first carbon rigging manufacturer to equip a superyacht with a complete set of solid carbon rigging. The 150’, Soto Acebal designed schooner, will be launched in 2012. The mast is produced … Read more