Upgrading the world’s fastest superyachts with the latest and lightest grand prix carbon rigging is no place to be discussing tolerances. Rigging a large, high-performance yacht is always going to be a major undertaking. It’s a complex engineering challenge with millimetre tolerances in cables measuring more than 50 metres in length
Volvo Ocean Race winner and Doyle Sails CEO Mike Sanderson did not mess about when he went looking for the biggest talent he could find to drive forward Doyle’s fast-expanding European operation Things were already changing at Doyle Sails before the company’s new CEO stepped aboard. But when Mike Sanderson took
There is a major international foiling cat series created for both pro and owner-driver teams where you can take on America’s Cup skippers – but without spending America’s Cup money. GC32 – grand prix foiling cat racing Driven on by the last three America’s Cups, development in sail boat design has taken
As well as their success in home waters the latest MCA-coded craft from Island RIBs are also doing rather well in Antarctica. Island RIBs know how to build RIBs extremely well. Managing director Alex Cottle is an engineer with a meticulous eye for detail, uncompromising focus on quality and well thought-out
When the Humphreys design office took a look at luxury expedition yachts the results were never going to be ordinary. In the world of long-distance cruising, adventure has become a big deal. Driven by a new breed of long-legged, self-sufficient, go-anywhere blue water cruising yachts, new corners of the world have
The Jeanneau Sun Fast 3200 was one of the most popular and successful designs for today’s thriving shorthanded offshore racing market. Jeanneau's latest 3300 promises to go one step further. Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 Shorthanded sailing, be it single or double handed, has seen a steady rise in popularity in recent years.
Reckmann is well known for its sailfurling technology and engineering – the bomb-proof headsail furlers that made its reputation and similarly highspec mainsail reefing systems, seen on many of the world’s finest yachts. What’s less well known is that Reckmann has equally impressive record in rigging hydraulics, with a versatile
After three decades of development and investment, the North Design Suite is able to produce reliably fast sails, that keep their shape, leading the way in modern sailmaking tools. The legendary figures in the history of sailmaking made their reputations by having a keen eye for recognising what they knew from