All of last week we have been glued to the coverage of the C Class ‘Little Americas Cup’ Championships. With the announcement of the Americas Cup protocol and yacht type due on the 13th September, we couldn’t help but think that we were looking at a miniature version of what the future holds for THE … Read more
Apart from their size, the maxi ‘Lahana’ and Scotty Cav’s new mini have plenty in common. Both are from the drawing board of Bakewell-White and are rigged by Southern Spars. This is prove that size really doesn’t matter and yes – the minis prod is longer….
(Source:County Press Online) The 160ft Eleonora. Picture by Chris Boynton. MAST-makers worked 23-hour days to come to the aid of a vessel taking part in this year’s Westward Cup. The cup, which was created to revive the Big Class classic yacht racing of 100 years ago, brought a glamorous fleet of boats to Cowes, including … Read more
(Source: Spinlock) Scoot is a slick Nelson Marek 55 launched by New England Boat Works, Rhode Island for a customer requiring a “simple, fast and fun” day sailer. Scoot is just that and will be seen buzzing around Nantucket all summer. Scoot has just 2 winches, dual wheels and an array of push-buttons on deck, … Read more
Oh yes. Adam May has a wing on a moth. Awesome. Story to follow.
(Source: SolOcean) The one-design rigging, specially designed for oceanic races and single-handed round-the-worlds, has now been defined down to the smallest details. The mast – a fixed mast with single spreaders – has been ordered from Beat Wildberger (Alucarbon). This is the last modification before the publication of the final list for the SolOceans One-design … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) Future Fibres continues to support the RC44 Class and the development of Valencia, Spain as a world class regatta venue by sponsoring this week´s event being held in the Americas Cup Port. Valencia is the home to both Future Fibres and the brand new Future Spars facilities. Since becoming the official class … Read more
The defenders of the Little America’s Cup, Canann, trashed their wing mast last week after being caught out by a squall in Newport Rhode Island. Bad times.
The latest superyacht to be launched by Royal Huisman was stepped in Harlingen, Netherland. The rigs and composite rigging for this 57.5m Dubois design was manufactured and delivered by Southern Spars. All photo credits S/Y Twizzle.
(Source: Nordic Mast) Fedder Wiesel Production Manager at Nordic Mast “Carbon products are often being perceived as only being used on larger boats, and many sailors do not realise that it can benefit any boat no matter how large or small they are. We currently have an interesting project in designing and producing mast and … Read more