VOR and Ian Roman treat us to some shots of the newly launched VOR65 Dongfeng (actually boat no.1). There are some nice details in there. © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race
Equiplite Europe, supplier of the lightest and strongest rig and deck hardware available today, proudly announces to be one of the suppliers for new one-design yacht 65` in the next Volvo Ocean Race editions. Sneek, The Netherlands may 22nd. The Netherlands based Equiplite Europe will supply for the Southern Spars one design Rig, the hardware: … Read more
Rob Salthouse takes us on a visit of the Southern Spars factory in Auckland to check up on the progress of the One Design VOR65 rigs:
(Source: VOR) Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. Southern Spars will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the … Read more
(Source: VOR) New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper and Telefonica used a complete rigging package from Southern Spars in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Lorient, … Read more
Thanks to Kristian from Chicago Yacht Rigging Inc. for this nice write up of his work on the the mighty ‘Il Mostro’ which has its new home on the Great Lakes: The VO70 Il Mostro that competed in the 2008 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race came to Chicago this year, and it was a real treat to … Read more
Future Fibres are gaining momentum. Check out their most recent magazine (click on image above) for all the news, including their first superyacht mast order, a Volvo Ocean Race review and their latest mast delivery, Shockwave. Check it.
Groupama 4’s rigging tested, results in zero degradation after 35,000 miles of extreme sailing (Source: Carbo-Link) A load test was conducted on Groupama 4’s starboard D1 shroud by EMPA, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research. The shroud withheld a break load 6% above the designed break load, which is 2.5 times the … Read more