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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

Hyde Sails expansion
Hyde Sails has expanded and increased its loft space by a third to nearly 6,000m2 due to ‘relentless demand’. 15 May 2017 - Boating Business
Contender sees a discerning market
Over the last few years, there has been a shift to a more discerning market. That’s the finding of Alistair Shires of Contender Sailcloth. 09 May 2017 - Boating Business
Constrictor system does not crush rope
Unlike conventional clutches the Constrictor system available from SailTek does not crush rope between two metal surfaces. 09 May 2017 - Boating Business
Development in rope coatings sets companies apart
Rope technology has seen significant developments over the past three decades. From revolutionary new fibres of cores and covers that impact on strength to dramatic advances in the levels of rope durability, diameter, stretch and creep. 09 May 2017 - Boating Business
TMS is involved in design and distribution
Among the new advances from Technical Marine Supplies (TMS) is a range of rigging terminals, developed with Hamma and a New Zealand company. 08 May 2017 - Boating Business
New developments from Rutgerson
Rutgerson has completed its range of batten receptacles, allowing users to tension or change the batten in the sail without unscrewing the product. This last size – 1597, for yachts from 42 to 52ft - means the company can now provide them for yachts from 20ft to 70ft. 08 May 2017 - Boating Business
Plans for a rigging training course
There are currently no recognised training courses for riggers in the UK and anyone can set themselves up with a man and a van. That’s the finding from AllSpars that is now sitting down with British Marine to develop a course that could start as early as September. 08 May 2017 - Boating Business
New rigging company opens its doors
New business Evolution Rigging has begun operating from its base at Suffolk Yacht Harbour on the east coast. Headed up by Richard Odell, formerly of Oyster Yachts, the team at Evolution Rigging has more than 40 years’ combined rigging and sailing experience. “Rigging and sails in particular come hand in hand, so it makes sense to ensure they are set up to complement each other rather than addressing them in isolation,” he said. 03 May 2017 - Boating Business
New blue water runner from Elvstrøm Sails
Elvstrøm Sails new blue water runner (BWR) is designed to perform the role of three sails in one. Designed as effectively two Yankee sails on a single luff cable, the runner works as a light up-wind genoa or reaching Yankee when the two-ply sails are together. 28 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Two-element wingsail from VPLP Design
VPLP Design has developed a two-element wingsail, Oceanwings, that is furlable, reefable and entirely automated. 20 Apr 2017 - Boating Business
Seldén Masts supplies Oyster
Seldén Masts has become a key spar provider to Oyster Yachts. 29 Mar 2017 - Boating Business
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