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Z Spars is introducing a new, easier to use boom end

Z Spars is introducing a new, easier to use boom end

Next generation mast from Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand
Hall Spars & Rigging New Zealand has been selected by three of the four founders of the new USA-based Pac 52 racing class to design and manufacture the rigs for their new builds. 14 Feb 2017 - Boating Business
Hyde Sails is appointed sail partner
Hyde Sails has been appointed official sail partner for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for the fifth time. 05 Jan 2017 - Boating Business
Yacht Racing Forum partnership
FORUM PARTNERSHIP: The Yacht Racing Forum has announced a three-year partnership with North Sails. 06 Sep 2016 - Boating Business
Sails need to be applicable to their intended use
The most important thing when buying a sail is making sure the sailcloth is applicable to its use, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
3D technology now used in cruiser sails
Changes that have taken place over the last decade have led to very few sails destined for the top end of the market being constructed from panels, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
Changes to Bainbridge’s range
Bainbridge has made a number of changes to its woven nylon range of cloth over the past 12 months, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
GP 12 is designed for high load applications
Southern Ropes GP 12 high-performance braid has been developed using heat-treated 12-strand single braid DK-100 UHMwPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) fibre, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
New boom sections from Z Spars
Z Spars UK has launched its new 02 series boom sections, suitable for yachts from 17ft to 70ft, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
Racers and cruisers use Glowfast
It’s always been difficult trimming sails at night, torches are OK to a certain extent but not great for retaining night vision, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
New cloths from Contender
Refining products is the way forward for just about every company that aims to increase sales, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
Automation and push button controls
On larger boats, most functions are automated with push button controls galore from winches, vangs and backstays, to controls for sail trimming and reefing, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
New Rig-Sense from Spinlock
Spinlock has launched a new rig tuning device that provides an alternative to the traditional Loos gauge, writes Katina Read. 04 May 2016 - Boating Business
CZ GP is a logical progression for Dimension Polyant
The sailcloth market is always evolving, driven by end user requirements from grand prix to club racing as well as the extensive cruising market, writes Katina Read. 22 Jul 2014 - Boating Business
Seldén is caught by surprise
The quest from sailors for light and strong continues with one of the biggest trends – which even manufacturers admit has caught them by surprise - is the number of carbon masts being requested writes Katina Read. 22 Jul 2014 - Boating Business
Boaters are starting to go boating more
With much growth being seen in the cruising side of the sailing market and people using their boats more, manufacturers continue to produce products to make life easier, writes Katina Read. 22 Jul 2014 - Boating Business
Consumers have a wider choice of rigging
Historically when owners looked for high performance rigging with minimum weight, PBO was high on the list as an alternative to traditional wire rigging, writes Katina Read. 22 Jul 2014 - Boating Business
Sailors just want an easy life
Making life as easy as possible for sailors – both on yachts and dinghies – is all important to many manufacturers leading to a growth market for new products, writes Katina Read. 14 May 2013 - Boating Business
Aluminium is still the most popular
Up to around 15 years ago, almost all sail boats had an aluminium mast and aluminium wire rigging. But over the last few years there has been a big move in high tech boats towards rod rigging, PBO and Aramid products, writes Katina Read. 14 May 2013 - Boating Business
Value is more important
With less race projects around than a few years ago, sailmakers are instead facing demand for value related, rather than performance related, sails writes Katina Read. 14 May 2013 - Boating Business
When things just don’t stay still
It's never static loads that are the problem. You can see and calculate loads that don’t wobble or bounce, but boats move in three dimensions and its dynamic loads that cause the issues. 21 Jun 2012 - Boating Business