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    Composite Backstays: Your Quick Fix for Maximum Performance


    Composite Backstays on Scandinavia 35 © Ronstan

    Image Credit: Ronstan

    Previously on our blog, we introduced our range of new Kohlhoff composite backstays, manufactured from Gottifredi Maffioli’s lightweight – but incredibly strong – Ultrawire.

    Ino–Rope Update: The Latest in Textile Block Performance


    Ino-Rope Ino-Block Deck Block

    Image Credit: Ino-Rope

    In light of the newly updated Ino-Rope product range, we ask you to cast your mind back to 2013: French duo – experienced offshore Mini Transat 650 sailor Thibault Reinhart and professional rigger Julien Barnet – burst onto the sailing scene, attempting to upturn the sailing industry with a range of high tech, soft loop blocks.

    Reducing Weight Aloft with Composite Backstays


    Dyneema Twin Topmast Backstays on El Poco in Germany

     

    Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance: every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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