YachtsandYachting.com-- Henri Lloyd was one of the first technical clothing manufacture’s to design and produce a women’s technical waterproof sailing jacket, that was in 1986 and the jacket was called – The Voyager. The jacket was constructed from Bri-Nylon and incorporated the Henri Lloyd characteristics of taped seams, storm flap zip and a foldaway hood, as with the current range, the jacket came in a variety of sizes and colour’s designed specifically for women.
Since then, other important women’s products have included the Women’s Offshore Jacket and the TP3 Women’s Reflex jacket and hi-fits and Henri Lloyd has always endeavoured to introduce women specific products into our technical range each year.
This year's theme is "EcoDesign" - focusing on systematically bringing ecological factors into play at the earliest stages of the product planning, development and design process. Our special congrats go to the concepts category winner Max Koriath (the guy holding that huge 5000 EUR check).
His "Schöner Boot Fahren" wooden boat is made of beech wood and produced with an industrial process which enables three-dimensional rounded freeform surfaces. The wood grows again permanently and has a positive life-cycle assessment. The material can be completely composted and damaged parts can easily be replaced, just like the engine bonnet of a car. Read More
VGYD.com-- In December 2007 Moondance Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa splashed their first Van Gorkom designed Open30. The boat is presently undergoing a full range of sea trials and will be ready for offshore competition by February. Meanwhile, the first Australian "kit" VG-Open30 is presently under construction in Australia. The owner is an experienced offshore racer and intends to campaign his boat in short-handed and single-handed Pacific Ocean events.
The Musto Performance Skiff Class Association (MPSCA) and Ovington Boats are delighted to announce that at the recent ISAF Conference the Musto Performance Skiff was granted ISAF International status; upgrading the class from the previous Recognized Status.
The Musto Performance Skiff was launched in 1999 and since that time has enjoyed significant growth in numbers, with boats now sold into 17 countries world wide. The achievement of ISAF International status is a milestone for the growth of the class and will further assist in the international development of the class; this also means that the Musto Performance Skiff could be selected by the ISAF Equipment Committee for an Olympic event. Read More