Lionheart wins J Class Superyacht Cup using Carbo-Link’s carbon rigging

Lionheart fitted Carbo-Link’s carbon standing rigging in April and has won both regattas sailed this year. She  followed up her convincing win in Mahon, to win the  J Class Superyacht Cup in Palma.

The rigging cables  are smaller in diameter and the cable stiffnesses are considerably higher  than the rigging  used  by  the  other J Class  yachts competing.

The custom  designed rigging package resulted in a  low windage solution using internal  diagonal terminations.

A  fibre optic load sensor is incorporated in the headstay. The data produced has been useful to confirm  design loads and analyse  the load variation while sailing in waves.

Dr. Andy Winistörfer, CEO of Carbo-Link, spent several days leading up to both regattas with the Lionheart team  providing technical input to optimise rig tune.

“It has been exciting to be part of a motivated team leading up to their second consecutive win. The  team has been receptive to advanced ideas and technical concepts  in order to achieve considerable performance gains”

By choosing Carbo-Link, Lionheart has joined a prestigious group of  champions which includes the current winners of the Americas Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Transat Jacques Vabre  and the C Class World Championship.

Carbo-Link’s reputation for engineering excellence and Swiss manufacturing technology  resulted in all four  AC72 America’s  Cup  teams choosing Carbo-Link for their platform and Wing rigging, where performance and reliabiablity  are paramount to success. .

Carbo-Link has been manufacturing and developing rigging since 2001.

In 2003 Carbo-Link supplied rigging to the Orma 60 Banque Covefi which became the first full carbon rigged yacht to race across the Atlantic Ocean.

For more information please visit Carbo-Link


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