The Rigging Company was back at it again, but this time enjoying a little slice of paradise. I have to say there are many great things about this line of work, but being able to travel to desirable locations to work on peoples yachts has to top the list. The Cayman Islands has no shortage […]Read More Riggers Spotted in Grand Cayman
~You may find that I am poking a bit with this one. Perhaps the British might call it “a bit cheeky”, but I assure you it is all in good fun… THE HALYARD SWIVEL I just wanted to take a minute and chime-in on the “halyard swivel phenomenon” that has (apparently) taken the sailing world by storm. I […]Read More The Dreaded Halyard Swivel!
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing WINS!!!! I can’t think of a more deserving team. Although I am an Alvimedica fan at heart, I had my heart set on Azzam to win this from the get-go. Mainly because I am such a fan of Ian Walker. Now that the race is over, I don’t know what to do […]Read More Sick of Sailing – Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Here is a really unique story that has surely left an everlasting impression in yachting history… In October 1968 the Sunday Times sponsored the worlds first single handed around the world race, The Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. This is the race that helped make Sir Robin Knox Johnston the sailing legend he is today. This […]Read More The Crowhurst Scandal
This gentleman, Matt Rutherford, was originally a customer of the former Chesapeake Rigging. He had asked Chesapeake Rigging for a standard rigging inspection and stated that he had plans of crossing the Atlantic. I never met with him face to face but distinctly remember his request because it wasn’t every day that one of our customers (who […]Read More Annapolis Sailor to Round Cape Horn!