Handbook on Mast, Rigging & Sails Published Soon

Press Release
Friday, August 17, 2012
Image credit Petrospot

'Rig Basics' will be launched on15 September, 2012,  at the Southampton Boat Show (Kelvin Hughes stand J001, Solent Hale).

Rig Basics - How to Look After Your Mast, Rigging and Sails provides a concise, informative and clearly-written outline of what every yacht or sailboat owner or operator must take into account when looking after the mast, rigging and sails. It is also a highly useful guide to what a surveyor should be looking at when surveying a rig.

Written by Kim Skov-Nielsen, a hugely experienced professional yachtsman and active marine surveyor, this book explains how commonplace occurrences such as corrosion, pitting, and cracking could be the first indicators of serious problems.

With the aid of clear and instructive diagrams and photographs, Skov-Nielsen also provides a step-by-step approach to effective and preventative maintenance of the mast, rigging and sails. He tackles often complicated procedures in a highly accessible, competent and engaging way. Every sailor – new or experienced – will find valuable insights and suggestions in this user-friendly, compact guide.

Quotes:
1 – Kim Skov-Nielsen:
‘Get to know your rig – don’t just assume it is up there. Inspect it often. Work out a safe system and climb the rig often. Take your camera with you and take photos instead of notes. Keep a rig log. It’s not good enough to inspect the rig from the deck with binoculars – someone has to climb up.’
2  - Harold Cudmore, internationally-renowned yacht racing skipper and match racer:
‘Kim trained with us on America’s Cup Class yachts. He has raced and sailed professionally worldwide, and his experience enables him to explain rig issues clearly. This book is a must read for every owner and crew.’
3 – Tom Cunliffe, well-known yachtsman, journalist and author:
‘This book is long overdue and, to be blunt, no skipper putting to sea across the bar should be without it.’

Petrospot, based in Oxfordshire, England, is an independent publishing, training and events organisation focused on the maritime, energy and transportation industries.

 

Maritime Reporter August 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

GTT Earns Five AIPs for Multi-gas Membranes

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) announced five

‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining,

WCI to Move Offices to Washington DC

In an effort to better facilitate WCI’s lobbying work on Capitol Hill, we will be moving offices from Arlington, Virginia to 499 S. Capitol Street, SW, Suite 401,

Marine Equipment

Power and Endurance Ready for Austrailian Waters

Wamalhanha is the final newbuild in a series of six tugs of the Robert Allan Design, RAstar 3200 where her main duties will be terminal activities, escort duties, ship assist, towage duties.

N-Sea Completes Inaugural System Diving Scope

Inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) specialist N-Sea has recently completed its inaugural diving scope with the TUP Diving System (Transfer Under Pressure).

Norvestor to Become PG’s Largest Shareholder

Norvestor VI, L.P., a fund advised by Norvestor Equity AS, announced it has signed an agreement to invest in Ing Per Gjerdrum AS including its subsidiaries PG Hydraulics AS and PG Construction AS.

 
 
Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1527 sec (7 req/sec)