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Hi all. I sold my Sayer37 mono and brought a Crowther Windspeed39 cat a few weeks ago and have since sailed from Nelson Bay down to Eden. Now waiting for a window to sail down to Tasmania. I'd like to change the standing rig down there, anyone got any good contacts or ideas where would be best to do it?

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Ilenart

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These guys checked my rig when I was in Hobart in 2021. Seemed fine / competent. www.peterjohnston.com.au/pages/yachtcare

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TAS, 228 posts

If you can't get hold of Mezaire (who's in another trade these days AFAIK), talk to R.M Marine at Kettering. I'm really happy with their service - I went with SS over Dyneema in the end, but they're capable of either. Peter Greig (above) was working there when my rig was done last year.

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Did you buy Chris Timbury's cat? The old Kindara?

Select to expand quote Kankama said.. Did you buy Chris Timbury's cat? The old Kindara? Yes I did! You know it obviously?

Select to expand quote All@Sea said.. If you can't get hold of Mezaire (who's in another trade these days AFAIK), talk to R.M Marine at Kettering. I'm really happy with their service - I went with SS over Dyneema in the end, but they're capable of either. Peter Greig (above) was working there when my rig was done last year. Thanks, I'll contact them.

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TAS, 809 posts

Definitely Peter Greig in Kettering Vernon.

GKandCC

NSW, 218 posts

Select to expand quote Dexport said.. Hi all. I sold my Sayer37 mono and brought a Crowther Windspeed39 cat a few weeks ago and have since sailed from Nelson Bay down to Eden. Now waiting for a window to sail down to Tasmania. I'd like to change the standing rig down there, anyone got any good contacts or ideas where would be best to do it? Vernon, if you are still in Twofold bay and wanting a place to see, check out Edrom Lodge from the sea. It's on the south side of Twofold Bay immediately beside the Navy's huge wharf. It's a really old rambling 'california bungalow' style place on a few acres thats mainly used for hosting educational groups etc. I first came across it when on a Uni field trip to the southern forests of NSW in '82. Cheers, and kind seas across the Strait...for Marie's sake.

Dex, if you are waiting for a while in Eden, get down to Bittangabee, great little spot for a cat in the national park. We dried out there too, to do some work before our Bass Strait crossing. Some rocks around but lots of good sand. I remember your boat back in the 90s. She was in Shawn Arber's yard getting lengthened and having the bridgedeck put on. A lot of people working on her. Chris' previous boat was a trimaran, he bought it from me. cheers Phil

At the risk of being condescending, I will post how I did our Bass Starit crossing on a similar cat to Dex'. We were waiting for a nice big high to waft over Bass Strait. When one was sitting over Eden the wind died and we set off, on a 7 knot motor from Eden (we had to go back from Bitaangabee to buy some stuff). Nice dry clear morning and as we went around Gabo under power the wind started to fill in from the East, so motor sailed. About two hours later we are sailing well under screecher and doing a nice 8 knots watching Mallacoota slip by and then the wind just fills in and clocks around the the northeast. For the whole day the boat is just running on a very broad reach and doing some very nice speeds. We slow down a little and furl the screecher over night and by next morning Flinders appears way over to the west. The sea breeze fills in again and we start sailing nicely towards the top of Tassie. We have a front due in about 12 hours so I make the choice to look into St Helens, no real beacons to speak of but about midday we hang about for 15 minutes and watch, then slide on in, an easy bar that day. Later that day the westerly comes in and we are snug. Cheers Phil

NSW, 144 posts

Yes. Mezaire is definitely out for the industry. Best pick in Hobart is Peter Johnstons Chandlery, they have a rigging division.

Andrew68

VIC, 396 posts

Rumblefish on this forum is also a rigger in Tasi

GusTee

NSW, 262 posts

Another thumbs up for Rumblefish here.

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Standing Rigging Inspections – One part of sailboats and yachts that must be inspected, maintained, or even replaced when necessary is the standing rigging. It is comprised of fixed lines, wires, or rods that are designed to support each mast or bowsprit on sailing vessels. These specific components likewise reinforce the spars against increased loads when wind interacts with the sails.

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A Standing Rigging Inspection must be done first to check the condition of the standing rigging, as issues with the standing rigging if not fix correctly and quickly can result in the mast falling down. When conducting inspections, you can easily identify components that require repairs and replacements.

Normally, the replacement of standing rigging should be done every 10 years. Generally, insurance companies today require the standing rigging be replaced approximately every 7-10 years, depending on how often, or how far the yacht is sailed, they may require the rigging to be replaced earlier than 7 years. (Check with your insurance company, as policies may vary) Insurance companies also commonly request a professional rigging inspection and survey of the yacht when a used boat is sold or if a new policy is to be obtained. If the standing rigging is in excess of 7-10 years, most insurance companies will not insure the yachts rigging.

When carrying out standing rigging inspections, you must start at the masthead. Looking closely for any signs of corrosion, cracks, or breaks of any kind in the standing rigging (ei. In the wire, terminal ends, rod, toggles, pins, backing plates etc.) as you are slowly lowered down the mast. When we conduct rigging inspections, we check over all mast and sailing components, all the way down to the chainplates. Other components that must be checked for any damages or performance issues include swivels, back and forestay fittings, tang plates and toggle fittings, shrouds, swaged terminal ends, mainsail track, spreaders, turnbuckles, chainplates, blocks, running rigging, sheaves, and spars etc.

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The most efficient and cost-effective way to replace the standing rigging to a yacht is to remove the entire mast and rigging from the yacht. This way you can do all the stays at the same time, you can make the pairs the same lengths and it is also much easier to check over the whole mast and make any repairs and replacements where needed. At Riggtech we make sure we replace every standing rigging component from the top pins to the bottom pins, so there isn’t any weak link.

The alternative is replacing the standing rigging while the mast is in the boat, we do not recommend this, as you have to support the rig systematically as you de-tension, remove, make and replace individual stays to the mast. This is a very time-consuming process, because it involves a lot of mast climbing, making individual stays and tensioning and de-tensioning, it can also be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing.

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Known around australia for his incredible splicing skills, pete has been quietly using textile rigging since 2000, not only on yachts but also on communication aerials in png., his convictions are so strong that we thought he would be the perfect man to ask a few questions and learn more about the process:, textile rigging is perceived as the “go to” for racing boats. do you see these textile rigs being standard for cruising production boats in the future and do you think it is reliable enough for the cruising market, i am on my 80 th job with dyneema…only three of those are racing boats yes it is absolutely reliable for the cruising market, in 17 years i have not seen a single failure. i have five cruising furlers i have done in the last three years which are retrofitted with dyneema forestays. the market is cruising boats, however more and more racing boats are attracted to the benefits of dyneema., what are the main advantages and disadvantages of textile rigging in your opinion, light weight, longevity, easy to work with, comparable to the price of wire. nothing i have come across is a disadvantage. there has not been any recording of failure in 20 years. maintenance is non-existent, nothing appears to affect dyneema., as a rigger what did you need to learn to adapt your knowledge from wire rigging to textile and fiber rigging, not much – splicing was part of my training so i only had to adapt to the construction of dyneema and it was easy. i guess it is important to keep in close contact with the manufacturers so you are following their criteria., do you think the industry – and the various suppliers you work with – has enough fittings available for textile rigging or is there still room to improve, some of the manufacturers are slowing changing over to fittings we can retrofit to existing masts. there is no job that cannot have dyneema fitted to it. you can cover just about every combination. there is always room for improvement and i know that there are more fittings in developement, however in most cases every mast can be retrofitted., what are your favourite types of products when it comes down to choosing the right fittings for textile rigging, friction rings of course, soft blocks, and also soft shackles., what do insurance companies say about textile rigging, insurance companies are accepting dyneema rigging. it has been around for 20 years and there is no recorded failure anywhere in the world from professionally done splicing. however stainless steel cases have a huge amount of claims, what are the potential risks boat owners should be aware of when going blue water sailing, dyneema rigging potentially will outlast stainless steel. only severe chafing from something very sharp could affect it, but the same way it would affect wire anyway. i have recently worked on a boat that i rigged 15 years ago and which has done 6000 miles in that time – there was absolutely no deterioration visible., related posts.

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The Yacht Rigger provides comprehensive rigging inspections on all masts to vessels located within our service area. We inspect all running and standing rigging. All rigging termination points are visually inspected. Sheave pins and sheaves inspected, spreaders, furler or headsail foils, and all gooseneck fittings. Electrical wiring is inspected for chafe/corrosion.

We also check all light fittings, blocks, cars, tracks, clutches, winches and any other hardware. A complete cleaning of all rigging ends, pins, and cars can be added if the mast is going into storage. We provide a detailed report of our findings, including suggestions for any additional parts and work required.

At the Yacht Rigger we also offer a consultation service designed to assist you with both troubleshooting as well as with selection of any new rigging parts, from winches or furling gear, to a new mast, no job is too big or too small. Please visit our Contact Us page and get in touch so that we can assist you!

HVAC (heat, ventilation, air conditioning) systems, helps to control the climate on your boat allowing you and your crew to enjoy the time on board all year long. Not only control the temperature on cold winters or hot summers, they also control the humidity levels, making the living area feel more comfortable and helping to keep the boat dry, increasing the life of electronics, fabrics, headliners, etc. reducing mold growth and other moisture related problems.

Investing in a new installation or upgrade of an existing one will extend your boating season and increase the value of your boat.

Winch Servicing

Servicing your winches regularly not only improves their longevity, but also greatly improves performance. Correctly cleaned and lubricated winches will operate faster, and require less force when grinding.

We can service all of your winches professionally, on site, in a matter of a few hours. We carry parts for most major brands and can source parts for almost any winch out there today.

Our riggers are highly competent splicers, capable of splicing any line in a given application. From basic polyamide docklines, to covered Vectran, we can assist you in selecting the correct line for the correct application. Be it a weight saving halyard for a race boat, or a topping lift for a cruiser, look no further than TYR.

Hardware Installation

At TYR we can supply all hardware relating to your mast and deck, for all brands of masts. Our team of expert riggers will guide you through getting the right equipment for your boat.

We supply many top of the line models of headsail furlers, including Selden Furlex and Harken. TYR can also provide servicing and spare parts for existing systems to ensure efficiency and reliability.

We supply a full range of blocks, clutches, cars and travelers from the leading brands Spinlock, Harken, Selden, and Ronstan. Be it a cruising boat wanting to maximize ease of use for all of running systems, or a high performance dinghy or racing yacht wanting to minimize weight, we will provide a product suited to your needs.

New Sails & Sail Covers

If you’re considering replacing your sails or sail covers, please get in touch with us through our  contact  portal. Our team has decades of experience in both cruising and racing and we’ve partnered with the most talented and detail oriented sailmakers and canvas specialists in the Tampa Bay area to offer you a comprehensive sail replacement service.

Our sail replacement service includes: Consultation – we’ll help you choose the sail material and cut that best suits your needs.

Measurement – if you fall within our service area we’ll come out to your boat and take precise measurements to make sure that your new sails perform optimally. We’ll also advise you regarding the variety of sail covers, mainsail storage systems, and sail furling systems available.

Installation – when your crisp new sails or sail covers are ready we’ll come out to your vessel and install them, to make sure they fit and perform exactly as needed.

Stern Arch & Davit Systems

If you are looking to store your tender on your stern, we have you covered. From large stern arches to smaller davit systems. We’ve partnered with suppliers from across the US to bring you the most cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, and practical solutions to this complex issue. We can also supply fully integrated solar and wind systems on top of our stern arches that will get you off the grid and ready to go out into the big blue!

Anchoring & Windlass Systems

We supply and install new windlasses, anchors, anchor chain, rode, and all the accessories in between. We can fabricate custom mounting platforms, install all the necessary switches, wiring, fuses, and additional batteries if needed.

Marine Electronics

At The Yacht Rigger we offer a comprehensive marine electronics service that includes new system installation, existing system troubleshooting, parts replacement, new system integration or additions, new battery banks and much more. Let our partnered ABYC certified technicians come out to take a look at your electrical needs and we’ll make sure you have an efficient, well integrated system up and running in no time.

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“ “ Stephen does regular work for me on rigging. He is very knowledgeable and dependable. First rate! ” Robert K
“ “ Steve and his crew listened to what we needed, then stopped by our just purchased 1997 Catalina 38 to look it over. In 10 minutes they diagnosed the issue, proposed a solution, removed the sail, gave me an estimate on money and time and off they went. Came in right on budget, hit the completion date on the mark, sent me photos to see the final product. Thoroughly professional and timely. I'd recommend these guys anytime, an will have them back on our boat as we need them for sure. ” Mike Conroy
“ “ Extremely knowledgeable in repair or upgrades to not just rigging, but all systems of sailboats. Professional and prompt service. These guys have helped my wife and I outfit our boat for live aboard cruising. From rigging replacement to solar panel install and also repair of systems specific to our boat, we couldn't have done it without them. Fair, reasonably priced, and always available for questions. 5 stars plus, nothing more I can say. ” Zach Duncan
“ “ These are the most professional guys I've met in the marine industry in St. Pete. They were very helpful in getting my boat ready for passage on a tight timeline. The job was done in time and on budget, but what really sets them apart is the fantastic communication. Highly recommend! ” Nate Mortensen
“ “ Great service. These guys are very knowledgeable. ” Pat M

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ARCH INSTALLATION TIPS

  • Measure where you think The arch feet are going to land on the back of the boat, pick either the front or back leg landing positions and measure the span. Check for backing plate/nut access at these positions.
  • Assemble the arch laying on dock and slide the sides into the bridge evenly until the leg span you measured is Approx 5-6” wider than your goal span. Tape the joints at the bridge using masking tape to stop it sliding further in when you are test fitting.
  • Measure the “drop” from where you think the forward legs will land and the aft legs will land and trim the forward legs. Accordingly. I usually leave them a couple inches longer than I think they need to be, and do the final trim once I’m at the mocking up stage.
  • Assemble the arch feet and install them, using string to secure them to the arch legs using a rolling hitch.
  • Use a block and tackle or a truckers hitch to squeeze the legs together to match the span you are aiming for. No more than 6”.
  • Hoist arch into position using topping lift or main halyard  (and two people) and test fit. At this point you can measure exactly how much you need to trim off the forward legs to make the arch fit level.
  • If the arch needs to sit lower, once you have it level, you can trim both legs the same amount. Keep in mind that as the arch gets shorter the span will narrow slightly due to the geometry of the arch.
  • Once you like the position, mark the feet in their positions using sharpie and lower the arch back to the dock. Release the block and tackle and drill/bolt the bridge. Drill and epoxy/bolt the feet into position.
  • Hoist the arch again and check all landing positions on feet one final time. Mark bolt holes on gelcoat and move arch out of the way for drilling. Try to pick the forward or aft feet and do them in pairs, pick whichever set you think will allow you to bolt it down securely then pivot the arch back or forward to do the other pair after (check orientation of arch feet for pivot ability).
  • Through bolt all feet and tighten. If fitting to an uneven surface, back fill the area behind the plate with thickened epoxy.
  • Tighten all bolts on foot bases.

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Salt Creek Marina and Yard Rules & Regulations (DIY & Storage)

“Common Sense, Compliance with Laws, Consideration Toward Others” (January 1, 2023)

This agreement shall be effective on the date hereunder by and between the undersigned Owner or Agent of the vessel(s) hereinafter (“Vessel Owner”) described below and Salt Creek Marina, Inc. and The Yacht Rigger LLC located at 107 15th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.

8/21/2023 UPDATE – If a hurricane system becomes a named storm and your boat is in one of our wet slips you MUST move it back to its original berth. The boat is not allowed to stay. The owner is responsible for planning with their preferred captain, or The Yacht Rigger has two captains on staff.

1. Fees: The Yacht Rigger and Salt Creek Marina reserves the right to change its rates upon one (1) months’ notice.

  • Monohull DIY Dry Storage will be $900 monthly or $225 weekly, with a minimum of 1 week required. After the first 4 weeks, the rate will increase by $50 per week, for the remainder of the boat’s duration.
  • Monohull Wet Slip will be $1,100 monthly or $275 weekly, with a minimum fee of $100.
  • Catamaran Wet Slip will be $2200 monthly or $550 weekly.
  • Haul / Block / Relaunch – One Time Charge $12 per foot
  • Emergency Haulout – $25 per foot
  • Short Haul – – – Special Haul to be scheduled by The Yacht Rigger or approved contractor only + $175 contractor fee (includes normal haul out rate)

2. Insurance: Vessel owners must provide insurance with Salt Creek listed as additional insurer on their vessel before arrival. Vessels must always be insured.

3. Hurricane & Summer Storm Season: June 1 – November 30 Haul out boats for storage or DIY work on the hard during this time are required to remove all canvas (including but not limited to Bimini, sail covers, dodgers, e.g.) as well as all sails on the boom or furlers. Remove all moveable equipment: canvas, sails, dinghies from davits, cushions, water toys, grills, biminis, roller furling sails, etc. Canvas and sails must be stored below and not on deck. Lash down everything you cannot remove tillers, wheels, booms.

4. Live Aboard – Wet Slip Only (Yacht Rigger Only Rule): Starting January 1st, 2024, customers may NOT stay on their vessel during electrical refit work or other major modifications or upgrades down below. Due to the nature of these projects requiring major upheaval down below within your living space and the need for our teams to work efficiently. Rigging and “above deck” type work will permit liveaboards. As much as we would love to accommodate liveaboards during this time, it is simply too inefficient for us and expensive for you, the customer. For vessels with excessive items on board preventing efficient work, we will provide on-site storage pods at market rates.

5. Third Party Warranties: This includes any warranty claim that is to be made against the original manufacturer or seller of the vessel or product. Should a warranty claim arise, The Yacht Rigger will estimate the job accordingly. It will then be up to the customer to obtain approval from the applicable 3rd party (boat manufacturer, spar manufacturer, etc.). If approved & immediately upon completion of the warranty issues, the customer is solely responsible for the payment of the work completed. It is then the responsibility of the customer to be reimbursed by the applicable 3rd party.

6. Yard Hours: The boatyard hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday- Sunday. The boatyard gate locks at 6:00pm. You may come check on your vessel, re-secure rigging, canvas and pump out water during business hours. Please check in with the office if you are near closing hours.

7. Utilities: Boatyard provides power & water to vessel owners as a part of their agreement so long as the owner fully adheres to all Rules and Regulations. When you are finished with the water hoses, turn them off and place them back neatly in the area you found them. Please ask a Salt Creek Marina Boatyard Employee for access to either option.

8. Outside Contractors/ Subcontractors With Management approval (determined individually) contractors may work on a storage vessel for a fee of $40 a day in addition to monthly storage/dockage fee. The owner shall be responsible for informing the office of any subcontractor working on the vessel for any purpose whatsoever. The subcontractor shall submit insurance before any work can commence. Salt Creek Marina and/or The Yacht Rigger reserves the right at its sole discretion to stop unsafe work practices and if deemed necessary to order the offending worker(s) to leave the site at the Owner’s/Skipper’s sole risk and expense.

9. Supplies: All paint including but not limited to, bottom paint, primer or barrier paint, haul or topside paint, varnish or otherwise any paint being applied to your vessel must be purchased through the Boatyard or approved by Management. This policy is for safety and environmental protection purposes of all persons operating in the Boatyard. Paint will normally arrive within 24hrs of purchase.

10. Paint Spraying: There shall be no spraying in the Boatyard under any condition. Any person spraying any paint will be immediately expelled and fines levied.

11. Cleanliness: All vessel owners shall be responsible for keeping their area clean and professional. The Boatyard reserves the right to charge the vessel owner for any cleanup required to comply with RR. All debris associated with boat repair activities must be disposed of daily. A dumpster is located near the parking area.

12. Disposal: There is a designed disposal station of 55 gal drums for oil and one for oily rags and filters located near the office door. PLEASE DO NOT PUT GASOLINE IN THESE DRUMS.

13. Facilities: Bathrooms are provided as a courtesy to all Customers. We will make our best efforts to keep it clean but reserve the right to limit access any time. Please use the outside sink for heavy clean up and use the indoor head/sink for bathroom purposes only. The Yacht Rigger has its own set of facilities to be used by its staff and customers. Please do not use SCM facilities.

14. Parking: Park in the designated parking area. Vehicles should be parked clear of travel lift path, not in storage areas, on the seawall or blocking boats. Salt Creek Marina and/or The Yacht Rigger is not responsible for vehicles that are damaged by equipment or conditions in the yard

15. Regarding noise outside of the scope of work not being completed, i.e., radio/stereo volume, please be respectful of neighboring boat owners’ tenants.

16. Salt Creek Marina and/or The Yacht Rigger is not responsible for any theft or loss of items left on or around the vessel.

17. The yard takes no responsibility for accidents, injury, or death to any persons in or working within the yard at any time. All people wishing to enter the boatyard for any reason do so at their own risk.

18. Failure to comply with these rules and conditions can result in additional charges if Salt Creek Marina and/or The Yacht Rigger personnel are required to do site cleanup operations and/or will be asked to remove your boat from the marina.

19. Additional Rules:

  • Owners are not permitted to test engines, run water for AC or other purposes while on the hard. All electricity and water shall be for the sole purpose of working on their vessel and disconnected when unoccupied.
  • There are to be no mobile AC / Heater Units or Refrigeration Units to be run on the hard.
  •  No unfurling of sails will be permitted at any time, under any circumstance.
  • There is to be no hot work, flame cutting, welding etc. to be done in the yard.
  • Jack stands and blocking may only be used and moved by employees of Boatyard.
  • Boatyard reserves the right to move vessels when needed without permission or notifying owners.
  • Any trailer, dingy, mast, or other personal property not directly attached to the vessel must be pre-approved, additional charges will apply if approved.
  • Packages – you are welcome to send packages to our address here, but please make sure they state your name and “CO The Yacht Rigger” and limit your packages to 5 a week.

Any modifications outside of these rules will be determined individually by Management. REMEMBER THESE RULES & REGULATIONS ARE FOR EVERYONE’S BENEFIT. PLEASE HELP KEEP THIS BOAT YARD A CLEAN & SAFE WORKPLACE. ** Salt Creek reserves the right to change these rules at any time.

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Sailing Coach Behind Your Local Rigging Expertise in Perth

Discover the driving force and extensive expertise that power Yacht Rigging Solutions. Our journey is anchored in the passion and experience of our founder, Edgar, who has dedicated his life to the art of rigging and sailing. Learn about the remarkable journey that led to the establishment of Yacht Rigging Solutions and why we're your trusted rigging experts. Call us today and explore the range of rigging services and solutions we offer.

Rigging Roots

Edgar's rigging odyssey began in 1989 when he embarked on training with Sparcraft as an onboard rigger for the Whitbread Round the World yacht race. He honed his skills as a rigger-fitter at the WA Yachting Foundation and subsequently spent a decade as a rigger and team leader with the esteemed Rolly Tasker rigging company. In 2005, Edgar set sail on his own rigging venture, establishing "Yacht Rigging Solutions."

A Lifetime of Sailing Excellence

Edgar's illustrious sailing career spans four decades, marked by remarkable achievements:

  • 10-year tenure with the USSR National team (1975-1985)
  • European champion in the 470 class
  • Bronze medalist in the Olympic sailboard class at the World Championship
  • Numerous national championships and medals across various yacht classes
  • Solo sailboard journey from Latvia to Sweden across the Baltic Sea
  • Whitbread Round the World race participant in 1990
  • Crewmember of the division D winner in the 2004 Sydney-Hobart yacht race
  • Multiple Australian champion in Etchells and Dragon classes
  • Several WA state championships
  • Successful completion of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race in 2006

Coaching Excellence

Edgar isn't just a seasoned sailor; he's the highest-qualified Sailing Coach. His coaching journey includes:

  • Possession of a university equivalent degree in Human Movement
  • Qualification as a Physical Education teacher
  • Two years of postgraduate study at a specialised coaching institution
  • Progress towards a Masters Degree in Human Movement
  • Diploma of Management
  • Leadership as a top coach for the Latvian and USSR national sailing teams
  • Coaching experience with RPYC, Flying Ant Association and numerous one-to-one projects

Call us today on 0418 418 495 and explore our comprehensive rigging services tailored to meet the unique needs of your yacht. 

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Could this 18-year Sydney Hobart streak be broken in 2023?

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For the past 18 years, the line honours victors of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have been powered by Future Fibres’ flagship rigging product—ECsix. The most popular composite rigging product in the world, ECsix has had a hand in winning just about every grand prix contest—from the Vendee Globe, to SailGP, to the Rolex Fastnet.

Yet, as we look towards the horizon of this year’s Great Race, whispers of change could be signalled by the arrival of our breakthrough hybrid rigging product—AEROsix. AEROsix is constructed from a solid carbon plate bonded within bundles of multistrand carbon rods, fusing the reliability of multistrand rigging with the performance of solid carbon. This delivers minimum vibration under tension, which, in turn, means extreme aerodynamic efficiency. Crafted in an ellipse shape, AEROsix provides the highest performing aspect ratio of any carbon rigging on the market—creating the highest amount of lift for the least amount of frontal area drag. 

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SHK Scallywag has embraced our hybrid technology by opting for AEROsix during a recent refit, which also included a plethora of rig upgrades from our partners at Southern Spars. A Sydney Hobart line honours win has thus far eluded Scallywag, but these put them at the leading edge of rig and rigging technology, laying down a clear statement of intent. Learn more about Scallywag’s upgrades, and the other contenders for line honours victory, on the Southern Spars website .  

The spirit of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race lies not just in the rush for line honours but in the gruelling battle for overall victory. The feel-good hero of last year’s race, Celestial has made some upgrades of her own, as she looks to defend the Tattersall Cup. With a new mainsail from our partners at North Sails, Helix structured luff and 3Di technology, a high-performance carbon rig from Southern Spars, ECsix multistrand rigging, and recent modifications to the backstay from the experts at RigPro, Sam Haynes and co. have given themselves the best chance of going back-to-back.  

Then there’s Caro, arguably the favourites, whose impressive campaign at the 50th Rolex Fastnet again showcased the potential of a Southern Spars rig in concert with Future Fibres rigging. As she vies for the coveted Tattersall Cup, Caro carries with her the expectations of a year marked by triumphs and the promise of a glorious grand finale in Hobart. Another yacht which has upgraded to AEROsix rigging, if Caro and SHK Scallywag both take silverware, it could be a crowning moment for hybrid rigging technology.  

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The challenges of Southern Spars/Future Fibres-rigged mini maxis like Alive, URM, and Moneypenny are not to be underestimated. Local favourite, Alive lifted the TasPorts Trophy last time around for the first Tasmanian yacht on IRC corrected time, and has tasted overall victory before – lifting the Tattersall Cup in 2018. URM has shown impressive form, coming off a strong performance in the Australian Maxi Championships, which could also signal a robust challenge for top honours. Defending its divisional win in IRC 0 from last year, the 2022-23 Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore champion, Moneypenny, returns to the fray. An awesome sight slicing through the water, Sean Langman’s tribute to 007 could certainly shake (or stir) things up in the overall standings.   

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As the crews make their final preparations, the excitement is palpable. The 2023 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is not only a test of endurance and seamanship but also a showcase of innovation. For a deeper dive into the quest for line honours and the pivotal role of Southern Spars and Future Fibres for front runners like Scallywag, Andoo Comanche and LawConnect, visit the Southern Spars website . 

Get in touch with our yachting expert Marco to find out more about Future Fibres rigging and which product is most suited for you.

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Applied Composite Technologies (ACT), founded by Andrzej Pete Kula, began operations in 1993 out of the waterfront of Victoria Dock in Melbourne, Australia, with the launch of their first custom built carbon fibre rig for a 60 foot catamaran sent to Chesapeake Bay, USA.

In 2000, ACT relocate to a new, larger workhouse in Sunshine West, Victoria as the demand for bigger carbon masts grew. The Company tooled up for production of larger masts with capability of delivering no less then 17 size mast sections, for boats ranging from under 30 foot sports boats through to maxi 100 footers. 

In 2003, ACT build a carbon rig for the maxi yacht Skandia, Australian winner of the  Sydney to Hobart race. Prosperous years follow with ACT delivering a great number of carbon rigs for custom and production yachts. 

Some major ACT projects to date:

  • built two rigs for Skandia, maxi 100 foot yacht, winner of the Sydney to Hobart 2003
  • stepped a rig on Brunel - an  Australian entry to Volvo 70 Around the World Race
  • supplied a rig for an IMOCA Open 60 for the Basque Pakea Bizkaya entry to Solo 5 Oceans Race in 2007 and the following Vendee Globe
  • built a custom carbon rig for Secret Man’s Business 3.5 - Reichel Pugh 51 design, the winner of The Sydney to Hobart 2009
  • were granted supply of four rigs to Marten Yachts for the cruiser/racer Marten 49s and a number of rigs for Sydney Yachts, NSW
  • supplied Quant Yachts in Switzerland with rigs for Q26 and Q30 first production DSS foil boats

Over the years, ACT has boosted exports of custom built rigs overseas, as far as Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. For over two decades ACT proudly continue to rig mono and multi-hull yachts locally and abroad. 

At present, ACT holds two subsidiary companies: Melbourne Yacht Rigging and Alecto KiteFoiling Australia .

Applied Composite Technologies (ACT)

ACT has developed an advanced method of production of carbon fibre spars diverted from aerospace technology. We pressure mould or mast sections and other components in purposely designed tools and process the carbon epoxy laminates at high pressures and temperatures. Our choice of carbon epoxy pre-pregs comes from Gurit SP-Systems our supplier since inception of our Company. We commission various composite components for boats and other applications. Recently, assisting Sykes Racing we developed production of carbon out-riggers for the rowing boats produced in Australia. 

Melbourne Yacht Rigging

Melbourne Yacht Rigging is our subsidiary operation providing rig services locally in Victoria. We service all type of rigs: carbon, aluminium and also timber - whenever the opportunity arises. 

Our service includes:

  • rig restoration and resprays
  • replacement of rigging in rod, wire and composite
  • we inspect the rigs for safety and the insurance purpose providing rig reports
  • specialising in professional rig tunes to improve both safety and performance of boats
  • we supply cordage, install navionics, take care of hydraulic components and furling systems

Alecto KiteFoiling Australia

Alecto KiteFoiling proudly developed the first Australian production of a carbon fibre hydrofoil for kite surfing. To date our hydrofoils raced in the World Cup under the Alecto brand formally KFA.

http://www.alectokitefoiling.com.au/

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