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Spain. Swan 601s show success for Future Fibres

Thursday, 16 November 2006

Future Fibres PBO rigging has proved to be the perfect choice for the highly competitive Swan 601 class racing fleet. Four of the seven strong class have now opted for lightweight Future Fibres PBO rigging to maximise their performance and give them a competitive edge.

The Swan 601 has successfully filled a niche in the market for high performance one-design class racing, providing comfortable cruising in addition to having the option for top level international racing. The 601 designed by Frers with ultimate speed as a priority, has a very lightweight hull and high strength to weight ratio. To complement this, the Swan 601 fleet carries an 81ft carbon rig and with the full Future Fibres  PBO rigging cables, weighing in at just 38kg – a saving of 98kg can be made over the equivalent N50 rod package.

Future Fibres’ extensive experience with the Volvo, French Open and America's Cup campaigns has proved the reliability of PBO rigging in the most extreme conditions. Competitive class racing fleets, which demand the best possible performance, can now benefit from the advantages PBO rigging offers with complete peace of mind.

Some of the finest names in sailing, including Russell Coutts, Dee Smith and Paul Cayard have been drawn to the competitive 601 racing fleet, looking for outstanding performance and 100 percent reliability.  Look out for Moneypenny, Artemis, Cuor di Leoni and Spirit of Jethou, who have all chosen Future Fibres PBO rigging solutions, ensuring they achieve maximum performance.

Future Fibres has agents covering America, Europe and Australasia, all fully trained rigging experts appointed by Future Fibres to install rigging systems and maintain the recommended service schedule for yacht owners.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 November 2006 )