Fedor Konyukhov

Mast re-step on Trading Network Alye Parusa

On 07th August 2007 here at Pendennis Shipyard the 105 ft carbon mast was successfully re-stepped. This year the boat received a new set of PBO standing rig with titanium turnbuckles and cones. The PBO rig was produced by Navtec Europe and installed by rigging company Allspars Ltd.  

In order to fit new PBO rig the spreader ends had to be modified and stratified. PBO rig gives us 70% weight saving over original Nitronic 50 rod. This will significantly improve the GZ stability of the boat.

We expecting new 3DL set of sails from North Sails France by the end of the month and plan to have sea trials in September. Open 85 Trading Network Alye Parusa is scheduled to leave Falmouth for Australia by the middle of October to take part in Antarctica Cup Race.