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Load Testing

Posted on 01/11/2018
Building and Proof Testing 16 tonne Storm Staysail Strop. At our office in Palma de Mallorca we have a test bench for proof testing up to 75 tonnes and break testing as well. Contact us for any of your testing needs....

Clew Loops!

Posted on 01/11/2018
Loops, Lines, Lockstrops, Offshore Rigging Services can work with you for all of your rigging needs....

Custom titanium Spools

Posted on 01/11/2018
Custom titanium spools for our newest 15T strop...

More beautiful rope

Posted on 01/11/2018
New 28mm Staysail Sheet going to America...

Beautiful Maffioli rope for new Magic Trims

Posted on 01/11/2018
New Magic Trims heading to the Southern Hemisphere. Gottifredi Maffioli, a pleasure to work with such beautiful rope....

Wally Nahita 93

Posted on 25/04/2018
Launching of the new Wally 93 Nahita. Offshore Rigging Services supplied the running rigging and textile fittings for this new build yacht and as always we worked with materials from Gottifredi Maffioli. This was a fantastic project to a part off, read more about the launching in the link below....

Lockstrops

Posted on 12/01/2018
Nice project supplying new lockstrops for a Wally superyacht. We can spec and build lockstrops to any requirements your yacht might have....

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018

Posted on 08/09/2017
Proud to be selected as the Running Rigging supplier for the second consecutive edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. As always, we are working with Gottifredi Maffioli to build the best products for these teams, all seven VO65s are completely one design from each main sheet right down to every lifeli...

270 tonne Break Load

Posted on 11/08/2017
We proof tested this new lockstrop to 270 tonnes. Proud to design, construct and install this monster....

Old school

Posted on 04/07/2017
Going old school, proper monkeys fists for heaving lines. Made with high tech materials by the most traditional methods....

Pink Gin VI

Posted on 20/06/2017
A beautiful day for sea trials. Offshore Rigging Services supplied the running rigging aboard the new S/Y Pink Gin VI...

Big Gear

Posted on 19/05/2017
Big gear today, one of a pair of 30t dogbones for one of our Superyacht clients...

Breaking Stuff

Posted on 01/09/2016
Destructive testing is an important part of our work. Here is a video of the destructive testing of one of our larger dogbone strops at the end of its working life. It breaks at 110 tonne.    ...

Custom Dogbones

Posted on 04/08/2016
A glamour shot of our custom titanium dogbone strop....

Stepping Missy 33m

Posted on 22/07/2016
Nice sunny days in Holland for the stepping of the rig for the new Malcom Mckeon 33m S/Y Missy.  You can read more about the yacht here: http://ems.shotgunfront.com/t/r-F6F19D5DCD43D59E2540EF23F30FEDED    ...

In the new unit!

Posted on 01/07/2016
We are very excited to let you know about our new workshop in Mallorca, located in the Poligono Oms, right next to the airport.  You can find us here: https://goo.gl/maps/TMDQDj6PpZC2 Local numbers are: +34 637 567 251 or +34 659 226 351...

Out of the Office

Posted on 16/06/2016
Rich is out of the office this week sailing in the Giraglia Rolex Cup...

Team Work!

Posted on 06/06/2016
Working along side 7C Rigging this week in Holland to re-step S/Y Adele....

Back in the Boatyard

Posted on 13/04/2016
Nice to be back in Alicante working at the VOR Boatyard.  Everyone is working hard to get the blue boat back in the water for a season of sailing....

EC6 Retro Fit

Posted on 25/03/2016
Beautiful days in La Ciota retro fitting new EC6 on this Wally 80...

All in the details

Posted on 17/03/2016
Some days it is the big gear and some days the beauty is in the details.  Today my most important tools were my eyeglasses and tweezers, that is what happens when working with 1.5 mm compact braid rope.  These lovely little pull tags, 2 cm finished length, are a nice detail for the new spinnaker h...

Loro Piana

Posted on 12/03/2016
Nice highlights from the racing in Virgin Gorda...

VO65 Winter storage

Posted on 07/03/2016
In October we helped de-commission 3 Volvo 65s. Masts out, Keels off and undercover for the winter in Alicante over a 4 day period. Everything stripped, cleaned and packed away ready for re-commissioning....

Abu Dhabi VOR Stopover

Posted on 05/01/2015
Leg 2 in the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race will certainly not be forgotten for a very long time.. On the 29th November after 14 days at sea Team Vestas ran aground on the Cargados Carajos Shoals in the Indian Ocean. Reaching downwind in the darkness at around 18 knots  the impact was devastating. F...

Barcodes on rope?

Posted on 22/12/2014
Before production even started on the running rigging for the VO65 Class Offshore Rigging Services were formulating a plan to track the thousands of products it would supply to the class. The solution came to us whilst checking our bags in at the airport- you’ve probably noticed the sticky barc...

Cape Town VOR Stopover

Posted on 17/11/2014
The ORS team descended on Cape Town at the start of November with an underlying feeling of trepidation… This is our 3rd time working in the race and historically Leg 1 can result in a fairly extensive jobs list for the shore crew. Despite all the training the teams do before the start nothing p...