Back in April 2016, The Rigging Company attended a week long certification to become an Authorized Harken Hydraulics Service Center. WE PASSED!!! You can now bring your Harken hydraulic units or systems to The Rigging Company (or we can bring The Rigging Company to you) to have them serviced, repaired, and even replaced. We not […]Read More Authorized Harken Hydraulics Service Center
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
Team Donfeng Racing has made it to Itajaí! Incredibly the mast arrived all the way from Dubai around the same time. Since Ushuaia, most of the race team has been replaced by shore crew for the delivery to Brazil. This allowed the regular crew the opportunity for some much needed rest and the shore crew the opportunity […]Read More Time to Burn
Some big news in the two sailing events that will always have my full attention. The Americas Cup has announced the return of the classic (yet modernly equipped) J Class boats for the 35th edition of the Americas cup taking place in 2017, in Bermuda. This will add some class back into the highly modern, […]Read More AC and the VOR
With the usual suspects, Team Brunel, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Donfeng Racing, atop the leader board; the Chinese team lost a halyard. This snag led to a night time trip aloft (eeeek!) and a position loss. 3rd place is currently being held by Mapfre, but with only 7NM as a buffer, the Spanish entry will need […]Read More Dongfeng Troubles
Sometimes in sailboat racing the guy that deploys the anchor first, pulls into the lead. Winds have been light and variable for most of this leg, as expected. However, the teams are nearing the final rounding mark and things may start “heating up”, as the teams begin to turn upwind ~ see what I did […]Read More Anchors Aweigh
…well, maybe. If you’ve not heard by now, the Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind smashed into the earth several days ago. The boat grounded in the Indian Ocean Off of the southeast coast of Africa on the Cargados Carajos Shoals (St. Brandon), some 260 miles north east of Mauritius. Here is the latest edit of […]Read More Team Vestas Wind Gets a New Boat…
Tomorrow early afternoon begins my favorite event in sailing, the Volvo Ocean Race….. Alicante, Spain will host tomorrow’s in-port race as well as the start of the world’s most epic ’round the world battle….. and this time it’s one design baby! Be sure to catch all of the action LIVE on the official www.volvooceanrace.com website. I know I […]Read More Volvo Ocean Race LIVE!
I liked this on Facebook and thought I’d share. A look back at the History, the ‘high’s’ and the ‘low’s of what has become my favorite sailing event in the world… ) R.I.P. “Only the good die young”Read More 40 Years in Review #VolvoOceanRace
With the new boats launching and the teams preparing for this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, let us take a look back, way back to the race’s debut, 1973. The Whitbread Round the World Race Digitally Remastered, Episode 1/3. Brought to you by Sailing News TV. It seems that this race was a bit more laid […]Read More The Old Volvo Ocean Race
I can hardly wait any longer for this race to kick off. Since hydro-foiling catamaran’s with fixed wings are still not safe to sail around the world, the Volvo Ocean 65 will have to do ;-0) Although it does look like they have integrated the wave piercing bow into the design……. These boats are obviously […]Read More One Boat Closer….V.O.R.
As the Americas Cup brings its greatest Cup race in history to a close. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 is just getting starting to get ‘wet’. Team SCA splashed the first One Design VO65 a few days ago. This boat will be sailed by the all girls team that we mentioned back in August of last […]Read More Americas Cup to Volvo Ocean Race