I received the email from @SailingDyneema yesterday telling me that we will be provided with Gottifredi Maffioli ropes. I’m pretty excited! At first, I didn’t recognize some of the sheets and halyards they thought would be optimal for the J/24. But after spending some time with their catalogue, they were right on the money. The main ingredient of their ropes is the dyneema core SK-75. This strand yields the maximum in strength-to-weight ratio and is stronger than wire rope constructions – yet it floats. Crazy.
Check out the website http://www.gottifredimaffioli.com
Check out this video on splicing Swiftcord.
The South American fleet has published this video to increase attendance at the 2011 South Americans in April in Montevideo, Uruguay. It’s a good tease with our season around the corner!
J24 Uruguay from la mision on Vimeo.
It’s now official, Pura Vida has been selected as part of the ‘2011 Dyneema® Experience Team’. The boat will be completely re-rigged with Dyneema® ropes. This will be a great opportunity to discuss various companies under the Dyneema® umbrella but most importantly, to increase sailing participation. More details to come but we are excited to take part in this great opportunity.