…was stepped last month at the Perini Navi Yard in Italy. Just look at the size of the masthead! This incredible carbon fiber wonder measures just over 250′ and weighs in at just over 16 metric tons…pretty light considering. The furling boom provided by Future Fibres could be its own sailing yacht measuring just […]Read More The World’s Largest Mast….
A beautiful day…..arguably the best this year. A Tayana 37, a well done canoe stern for blue water cruising. A brand new headsail furler and headstay assembly. This furler has won me over for being the best cruising line-drive furler available on the market. Any guesses to who makes […]Read More Views from Aloft
USA-17, the fixed wing revolution icon, meets its final resting place just in front of Oracle’s Headquarters in Redwood City, California. Apparently it is quite the process to make this happen, but relative to the world of Americas Cup costs, this is just a drop in the bucket.Read More The Symbol of the Modern Americas Cup
Stanchion bases are an often forgotten about, yet important, portion of our boat. They are responsible for giving our boat’s lifelines ‘a foot to stand on’ – so to speak. Unfortunately, stanchion bases are also a major reason for soft decks. We (at The Rigging Co.) tend to think this is because of the long fulcrum that is naturally created by the […]Read More Stanchion Bases
Hugo Boss is making waves with Alex Thomson’s new YouTube commercial. Check out his latest antics below. Shame about the nice suit… Also if you haven’t seen his keel walk, it’s worth a look. ~enjoy the day!Read More The Boss Mast Dive
Vitters Shipyard does it again. “Sarissa” a 42.6 m (140.58′) carbon fiber spectacle, is the largest carbon sloop built in the Netherlands, maybe even in the world, to date. Check out the Vitters Shipyard YouTube feed for more super yacht footage. This design oozes modern style, remarkable speed (it cruises at 11 knots) and offers far […]Read More Vitters Carbon #whatayacht
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.
Seasons greetings to all the world from Annapolis, Maryland, USA! Enjoy the holiday weekend and the beginning of the new holiday season.Read More Happy Thanksgiving!
……is back again. This year, just to mix things up a bit, the Powerboat Show will be up first, starting tomorrow October 3-6. Make sure you visit us at our booth (Tent O-13) next week at the Sailboat Show which will begin on the 10th through the 14th. Also you can see our ad in this month’s […]Read More The Annapolis Fall Boat Show……
The Rigging Company aloft to install a digital apparent wind instrument. An Osprey made its nest on top of it and broke the cheaply made mounting plate right off. The view of a Bristol 43, nice boat! Any guesses as to where we are? Thanks for having a look at the view.Read More Views from Aloft
Today was a HOT one! We went aloft to see if this boat can accept an all rope jib halyard. As you can see, it is not the sheave that is the problem but rather space between the head-stay and sheave, it is simply too tight to fit anything other than wire. Other than the […]Read More Views from Aloft
I don’t know what it is, but I really like this boat. It almost looks armored…. Where do you want to go we are ready! Check out the JourneymanSailing channel for more vids.Read More A True World Cruiser