Jib boom or no jib boom… that is the question. First we need to figure out why it’s there to begin with. The jib boom really only has its advantages when sailing “off the wind”. It allows the sail to maintain a well projected, fast sail shape as the sheet is eased off of centerline. […]Read More The Self Tending Jib Boom
The chainplate is typically a metal plate used to fasten a stay to the boat. One end of the chainplate has a hole for the pin of the turnbuckle, the remainder of the chainplate is used to attach the plate to the boat via a bulkhead, knee, tie rod or the hull itself. Chainplates get their name […]Read More Servicing The Chain Plates
Check out the AC 45’s best wipe out moments…….Read More Americas Cup Epic Crashes….
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Here we had to go aloft to replace an external boom topping lift as the rope had slipped the sheave and jammed. This caused the cover of the rope to become separated. What creek is this? I can tell you that it is in Annapolis, Maryland. What kind of boat is this? Click on the pictures for […]Read More Views From Aloft….
Okay, guess where………….. Leave a comment below if you know where this is…….. This is a tough one but if you guess the type or style of boat, then……….YOU WIN!Read More Views From Aloft
Baltimore celebrates its 200 year anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812. The Star-Spangled Sailabration will take place in the Baltimore Inner Harbor this week, June 13-19. More than 40 tall ships and naval vessels will be on parade for the national launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the […]Read More Star Spangled Sailabration
Sean Simmons (Partner) Started in the marine industry in 1988 working for Harbor Yacht Rigging in Baltimore, Md as a Riggers Apprentice under the tutelage of gentleman named Tom Snow. Then was later promoted to another job in 1990 at the nearby, Get-a-way Sailing School as the Chief Technician. Around 1993 he was hired at the old Tidewater Marine Center, also […]Read More The ‘Riggers’ of the Sailboat World
The Annapolis Spring Boat Show has arrived it s a beautiful day. A little wind, a little sun, makes me want to go for a sail. Come on down and see local hometown hero, Matt Rutherford and his 27 foot sloop that he used to circumnavigate the Americas non-stop via a northwest passage. Read more […]Read More Come Hang Out With The Rigging Company
Volvo Ocean Race has seen yet another disaster. Leg leaders, Groupama have unfortunately been dis-masted just some 600NM from the finish line. This may have been some sort of record for the Volvo Ocean Race and Whitbread Cups combined, for being the most disastrous leg in history. Abu Dhabi, who never seemed to quite catch up from their initial […]Read More It Takes Two To Tango….
Smell that? That’s the smell of another clear day with no breeze. Reminds me of this time last year. Except for, where was I? Ah yes, the Brombachsee in good old Nuremberg, Germany, the BMW sailing Cup, yes, yes that was it. Those were the days just taking random vacation to go for a sail whenever someone […]Read More From Sailing World to Business World