• Resin-infusion for Sailrocket 3?
    Resin-infusion for Sailrocket 3?
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    It is with great interest that we hear of Paul Larsen’s next venture to commercialise the technical advances made during the 11 years of development of Sailrocket 2 by creating a fast cargo vessel capable of crossing the world’s oceans cleanly, efficiently & cost-effectively whilst also maintaining the speed gains the design work brings with…

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  • IComps at the Composites Engineering Show 2015
    IComps at the Composites Engineering Show 2015
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    Independent Composites were proud to visit the Composites Engineering Show 2015, at the N.E.C. in Birmingham during November.  Several of their past projects were on display, these included the Vestas SailRocket 2: Also on display was the the C-class catamaran Invictus which had a new wing sail built for Team Invictus’ entry to the International C-Class Catamaran Challenge in…

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  • Celtic Cross Unveiled
    Celtic Cross Unveiled
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    Saltash, Cornwall – 10 May 2013 The 20 metre Celtic cross, designed by Simon Thomas and engineered by David Kendall of Optima Projects has been lifted into place alongside the Tamar Bridge at Saltash, UK. In a collaborative project with Gateguards UK, Independent Composites were tasked with the manufacture of the main composite spars and…

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  • UPDATE – Vestas SailRocket 2 ratified as world speed sailing record holder
    UPDATE – Vestas SailRocket 2 ratified as world speed sailing record holder
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    World Sailing Speed Record Council – 14 January 2013 Further congratulations to Paul Larsen and all the Vestas SailRocket 2 team on becoming the outright world speed sailing record holders in the 500 metre challenge with a ratified peak speed of 65.45 knots (75.32 mph, 121.21kph). Their record in the 1 nautical mile class was…

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  • Vestas SailRocket 2 – Outright world speed sailing record holder
    Vestas SailRocket 2 – Outright world speed sailing record holder
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    Walvis Bay, Namibia – 16 November 2012 Congratulations to Paul Larsen and all the Vestas SailRocket 2 team on becoming the outright world speed sailing record holders for both the 1-mile and 500 metre challenges with a peak speed of 64.78 knots (74.55 mph, 120kph). Independent Composites were delighted to be asked by Paul to…

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  • Facilities Upgrade!
    Facilities Upgrade!
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    Underfall Yard, Bristol – 1 September 2012 A recent upgrade in facilities now includes a modular 28sq.m. state-of-the-art computer controlled heated vacuum table. The table is currently configured to manufacture parts up to 16m x 1.2m in length, and can be arranged to suit items up to 2.5m wide or an overall length of up…

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