MarineBusiness-World.com
 
 
News Home FishingBoating Photo Gallery Australian Cruising Sail-World Australia

 

Sail-World.com : Podium positions for Navtec in '08-09 Vendée Globe

Podium positions for Navtec in '08-09 Vendée Globe

'Foncia'    © Gilles Martin-Raget

French sailing legend Michel Desjoyeaux onboard the IMOCA Open 60 'Foncia', stormed ahead to convincingly take first place in the 2008-09 edition of the Vendée Globe. Fully rigged using optimized Navtec Z-system PBO rigging, 'Foncia' endured the most grueling offshore racing conditions to win one of the worlds toughest sailing events.

Navtec Performance Rigging, a division of Lewmar Marine, featured on over half of this year's Vendee Globe fleet. 2nd placed Armel LeCleac'h on 'BritAir' used Navtec's Z-system PBO and 4th place Sam Davis on 'Roxy' relied on Navtec Bi-Conic PBO for their standing rigging. Along with Desjoyeaux, skippers worked closely with Navtec engineers to improve their performance through new advancements in fibre rigging. Testing of cables following Trans-Atlantic racing and vigorous training allowed the Navtec team to develop new, more efficient termination methods for the IMOCA Open 60 fleet.

Navtec's participation in each edition of the Vendee Globe's since its creation in 1989-90 is a testament to the strong reputation of Navtec R&D. 16 of the 30 boats competing in this edition featured Navtec products. 'Every skipper has to have the confidence that each component has been rigorously lab tested and proven in the most grueling offshore racing conditions,' explains Navtec President, Greg Smith. 'Foncia's rigging represents some of our latest technology and quality workmanship, and showcases Navtec's long history of technical expertise along with the latest developments in materials and manufacturing processes.'

Starting in Les Sable s d'Olonne, France in November 2008, the Vendée Globe proved itself to be the ultimate challenge in the IMOCA Ocean Racing World Championship schedule. With less than half the fleet finishing the single-handed non-stop race around the world race, the Open 60s are rightly regarded as one of the most extreme boats in sailing.

For more information on the 2008-09 Vendee Globe, please visit www.vendeeglobe.org

Navtec is the world leader in performance rigging for the marine industry. Based in the USA, Navtec maintains a worldwide sales and service network from its headquarters in Guilford (CT) and offices in France, England, and Australia. Navtec manufactures and designs rigging and hydraulic systems for the world's leading racing and cruising yachts, including the America's Cup. As a branded division of Lewmar Marine, Navtec products are demanded by the top boat builders, rigging specialists and sailors around the globe.

For more information please visit www.navtec.net

Lewmar, the world's premier leisure marine equipment supplier, designs, manufactures and distributes products including: anchors, winch, windlass, hatch, hardware, rigging, steering, and thrusters. The company is the most recognized name in recreational boating deck equipment. In 2006, its OneTouch winch handle won the top DAME award, the most globally competitive prize for marine equipment, at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam. Manufacturing is located in the U.K. and the U.S. Sales and assembly offices are located in Australia, France, The Netherlands, the U.K., and the U.S. Lewmar sells through a worldwide network of agents and distributors.www.lewmar.com




by Media Services

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.marinebusiness-world.com/index.cfm?nid=54070

12:19 AM Wed 18 Feb 2009 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

11 Jun 2014  Jeremy Usher new General Manager of Lewmar Glazing Solutions Business
29 Oct 2013  Harcourt Schutz named new Lewmar USA General Manager
02 Apr 2013  Lewmar sells Navtec in private deal with Navtec Rigging Solutions Inc
08 Feb 2013  Sailing Stuff to represent Lewmar in India
31 Jan 2013  Navtec chosen by all three Vendee Globe podium finishers
15 Jan 2013  DTX Anchor range now available from Lewmar
30 Nov 2012  Lewmar now distributing own-brand versions of AutoAnchor catalogue
10 Nov 2012  Lewmar to launch innovative app ahead of METS
10 Oct 2012  Lewmar to sponsor Hamble One Design Championships
04 Sep 2012  Lewmar names BLA as exclusive distributor in Australia
MORE STORIES ...

Marine Business News













UK superyacht industry on the rise by British Marine Federation,


















Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




































Carla Demaria named keynote speaker for METS 2014
Learn about life beneath water at Gold Coast International Marine Expo
FIXMYBOAT.com.au – Browse, compare and decide
Boat Shows - the engine powering the boating industry
'Honey, Let's Go Boating!' next best-seller for Finkelstein *Feature
2014 Brisbane Boat Show - Set to add new features
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 19, 2014 - Step into Wonderland
European Commission to take UK to court over red diesel
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 18, 2014 - AUD moves up
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 17, 2014 - KIWI takes hammering
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature
ECOfishers and AMA to establish NSW Fisheries Taskforce
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 16, 2014 - Oz confirms low rates
Cameron Appleton joins North Sails
National 4x4 Outdoors Show - Unprecedented exhibitors expected
New-to-New Zealand products at the Auckland On Water Boat Show
Auckland on the Water Boat Show: Two new Bavaria yachts on display   
AYSS PacificNet/Tahiti voted a success!   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 15, 2014 - Rising interest hits   
July 2014 edition of Finnfare has been published   
Taiwan's first marina a Superior effort *Feature   
Vaavud launches generation 2 wind meter   
Research highlights marinas economic, social and environmental benefit   
Solar 1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 - Monaco sunshine new fuel for motorboats   
Hamilton Island Audi Race Week 2014 - Accommodation options   
Rio cleaning up its act in the lead up to Olympic sailing test event *Feature   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 12, 2014 - KIWI heads to 90c   
National Squib Owners Association and Rondar Raceboats join forces   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 11, 2014 - Portugal bank defaults   
Sydney International Boat Show updates   
Portland’s new state-of-the-art boat ramp officially opened   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 10, 2014 - KIWI hits higher   
SECUMAR appoint new sales director   
Collinson FX Market Commentary: July 9, 2014 - New stat pushes ANZACs   
Your invitation to the Seawind 1160 LITE World launch   
APSNZ appoints Duthie Lidgard as new MD   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News








Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW MBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT