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Thursday, February 20, 2014
(Source:Clipper Race) As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw fitting. The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions safe as a spare Yankee halyard is being used as a temporary forestay to stabilise the rig.
Jamaica Get All Right has begun to motor-sail to Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia and is due to arrive in four days' time to receive a new fitting. Best effort will be made to repair the boat as quickly as possible and the team will then make best speed for Qingdao immediately.
(Source: Future Fibres) Three years into mast production and the 2014 order book reflects a diverse range of performance projects.
With the Perini 60m sloop fully assembled and awaiting stepping / sea trials and 3 of the largest furling booms in the world (26-30m long) nearing completion, the workshop is getting its teeth into some no less challenging but slightly more conventional sized projects.
The APC78 performance catamaran project has a fully optimised rotating mast with a significant number of custom features. The boat is currently in-build at Green Marine in the UK and the mast and rigging package are scheduled to leave Valencia in April. Also. just going into final stages of fitout are the mast and boom for a new Frers 60 daysailor. This boat, currently being built by Persico Marine, is a development on the stunning Ciao Gianni; all about aesthetic and performance, Future Fibres are building an ultra clean, high modulus mast and boom with carbon RDS lateral rigging.
The design team is equally busy with a really exciting new project: designing a new, fully optimised, grand prix mast, boom and carbon rigging package for the TP52 Provezza. This rig will be built to the new 2015 rule but sailing by May 2014. This gives us the opportunity to develop and fine tune a 2015 compliant package one year early. There are a number of TP52 teams with new boat builds scheduled for next winter and this project gives us the opportunity to demonstrate our superior build accuracy, performance and quality to provide a credible alternative to existing suppliers in this finely tuned class. The 2015 TP52 rule also allows composite lateral rigging for the first time and this is a perfect time to showcase our new fully continuous FlexC™ carbon rigging to create the ultimate TP52 package.
Sales Manager Jim Lotz sums up: “with the marine industry slowly emerging from the doldrums owners, project managers and designers are being more prudent with choices they make with rig packages. It has never been more important to differentiate positively the points that make our mast and rigging product stand out from the crowd. With our team pushing design, build quality and technology we are increasingly seeing customers making the correct informed choice to work with Future Fibres.”
Saturday, February 15, 2014
RSB is keeping it up in STP
(Source: RSB)Last week was a record week for RSB Rigging Solutions, who stepped three big rigs in two days; the first being 50m Ketch by Perini Navi, Is A Rose, closely followed by the graceful 34m sloop, Nephele.
The week begun with the final prep and build of the rigs, gearing up to the project completions. The re-step of the rigs had to be perfectly timed with the unsettled weather conditions. The riggers had two tempestuous weather windows so were up against the clock to ensure all the prep and build was in place in order to finish in time.
Steve Branagh, Director and founder of RSB Rigging Solutions is proud of his team for the excellent work displayed
‘The guys did an amazing job getting the rigs built for both boats just in time to avoid the next big low pressure coming through. Re-stepping masts at this time of year is always a bit of a weather lottery but with our flexible team we can work around this and make every effort to stay on schedule and keep the boat happy”
This feat was undertaken last week whilst coordinating with the re-build of SY Destination rig, new mooring lines for S/Y Kaimaxitha, tender lift strops for SY Twizzle and completion of running rigging for the J class Hanuman.
RSB Rigging Solutions, launched in 2005, provide a complete service for the maintenance, repair and replacement of standing and running rigging and also have completed a large number of composite rigging retrofits. In the last three years RSB have extended more into the motor yacht market and have been involved with a number of mega-yachts building mooring and toe lines, tender lifting systems, as well as external access systems for wash downs.
RSB Rigging Solutions can provide you with an efficient and professional service package for all your rigging needs.