Facnor in the Transat Jacques Vabre

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The skippers competiting in the #Transat Jacques Vabre will face some difficult conditions for crossing first the Golf and then the Atlantic. Fifteen out of racing boats that will leave this Sunday LE HAVRE habour for SALVADOR DE BAHIA in Brazil have Facnor gears (four classes Ultim', Open60', Multi50‘, Class40'). Note that 4 out of 6 new Class40’ launched this year are fully equipped with Facnor (hooks, Gennaker and structural furler). Good luck to all the sailing duos throughout this 4350-mile long race!


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Facnor and Sparcraft teams will be on deck at Boat Dusseldorf :  21 - 28.1 2017.

Stand Wichard Group :  Hall 11 /B56. On stand Hahnfeld-Masten, you will also meet Carsten Burfeind, our german agent, (on Hall12 stand A13).


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Facnor and Sparcraft distributor will be on deck at Southampton Boat show:  15th - 24th September 2017, stand Eurospars. You will meet Adrian Hood, our British agent, on stand J243. Look particularly at the new ratchet system on the FX+ range Facnor Range of Gennaker and Code zero furlers.

 Super lock for a 58m Super Yacht

Facnor has equipped three high-sized tailor made halyard locks for an 100 maxi footer, now waiting for mast stepping. These 20, 40 & 50 ton locks have been supplied to the famous super yacht mast builder, Rondal BV. See pctures against.

 The record of Thomas Coville on board of Sodebo
A solo circumnavigation of Titan in titanium!

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A lot of work and verve at sea but also onshore were essential for Thomas Coville (48-year-old French skipper) to successfully break the solo round the world record. This achievement – to go down under the 50-day mark for a 28400 nautical miles solo circumnavigation – is the result of the rigorous preparation of the skipper as well as his Sodebo Team, technicians, engineers, meteorologists, and... his sub-tractors among which Facnor. In deed Facnor has been cooperating since 2014 with the technical team of this 111’ Ultim trimaran and supplied the J0,J1,J2 & J3 furlers as well as tailor-made hardware such as the toggle of the gooseneck. All the Facnor parts are cnc-machined in blocks of titanium in order to resist extreme high-loads all through a round the Word of Titan. The inexhaustible Thomas Coville does not stop there and is already planning to upgrade the maxi triamaran Sodebo, in the aim to participate to the Ultim class World the Round race in 2019. Facnor is already working on it...


To be watched : our pictures taken during our visit on board of Sodebo at the occasion of technical preparation last June

 The new small sized Facnor flat furler on Diam 24 catamarans

Facnor supplies new flat and light furlers, the SFT 3T model, for 28’ sport catamarans involved in the 2015 sailing Tour de France. This 7.25 m monotype was designed by the French VPLP architect team and produced by the ADH Inotech shipyard based in Brittany. The sailing Tour de France started last 3rd July from Dunkerque and will be finishing in Mediterranean sea in Nice. Those dayboats can be handled by 3 or 4 crew members (max 260kg). The newest SFT 3T flat furler is getting successful and is also fitted on the Dragonfly 25 catamarans.

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 Gunboat G4 equipped with FX+ Facnor

"Furler is excellent," Peter Johnstone, manager of the  Gunboat prestigious catamarans yard, greets the newest Facnor carbon furlers, the FX +. The lightweight G4  (40 ') sport hydrofoil catamaran is equipped with FX + 4500 Custom. The Flying sail can be tightened from the bottom through a friction eye underneath the drum and by the halyard through a SB 4500 carbo snatch block . The  high level expertise of the illustrious Jboats family member is particularly appreciated, especially because the trust  of Gunboat with Facnor has been lastening  for more than fifteen years (Gunboat 48/55/60/62/90). Tested at over 30 knots. No more comment, just watch.

Gunboat : http://www.gunboat.com