(Source: Kohlhoff GmbH) The new Farr400, eagerly awaited by the international sailing scene, will be equipped with Loop products from Kohlhoff GmbH. The 40 foot racing yacht from US American design office Farr will be built at Premier Composite Technologies in Dubai under the management of German Hannes Waimar, who is putting his trust in … Read more
The 2011 Dyneema Experience is in its final stage. Leader after 4 challenges, Cidnie Carroll sums up her experience (which is also the final challenge) in this informative, honest and diplomatic report posted on her blog: (Source: theceolmors) 2011 Dyneema Experience- The good, the not so good and the awesome. Challenge 5 has been issued and I have been … Read more
The best media production team in our sport is in action again this week (oh, and some handy sailors!) – follow it all live HERE. Enjoy these beautiful pictures from around the TP fleet on the eve of battle.
(Source: West Marine Rigging) We just got back from our latest trip to a Class 40 that we having been doing some work with. Some of the projects we have worked on with this boat include a new SK90 tackline, new inhaulers, staysail halyard with a soft shackle and new mainsheet loops among a bunch … Read more
Marlow Ropes Release Free iPhone App. Marlow Ropes are proud to announce the release of the first version of their new iPhone App. The Marlow Ropes iPhone App is free and available for everyone to download from the iTunes App Store. The Marlow Ropes App is the first comprehensive rope information app to be released … Read more
(Source: Gleistein) State-of-the-art facility enables extensive tests in closely replicated real-life conditions with loads of up to 300 tons It’s now up and running: Gleistein’s new rope testing laboratory. Located at the Gleistein Ropes headquarters in Bremen, Germany, the high-tech facility firmly cements the company’s reputation as a leader in textile rope research and development. … Read more
Noud Steffens, Marekting Manager for DSM Dyneema explains the benefits of their fibres.
(Source: West Marine Rigging) Some of you may have seen our “integrated” soft shackle on a halyard in the past. We recently had a customer looking to use it in a new capacity, so we made some trial pieces, tested them, and have now sent them out to be used. We will post pictures of … Read more
(Source: Boating Business) Revolution in the rigging Close-up of the dressing and stepping the full PBO Future Fibres rig on the mast of Lionheart, the world’s largest J-Class. It can seem technology is opening up an ever-widening gap between race boats and modest cruising craft, but the racing world may still have something to … Read more
(Source: APS) Often times, our riggers call really fancy work “Gucci.” They say, ‘That’s Gucci’ or ‘Very Gucci.’ The name has panache and communicates a lot. I’m taking the liberty to say today – sure, these lines have some Gucci going on, but really, they’re Yves St. Laurent. There’s no mistaking – these are some … Read more