I have been asked on multiple occasions why we use the polyester/nylon line for Aloft Alone, and not just use the existing yacht halyard. The first answer is that the diameter of the rope works perfectly in accordance with the gear that makes up the Aloft Alone system. The second answer to this question is […]
Over the last few weeks I have met with and got to know a great young sailor, who is a just a little bit special, being Laura Dekker: the youngest person to have ever sailed around the world. Laura gained world renown after completing her solo circumnavigation of 123 days still at the age of 16. […]
A recent photo of Christina Schaeffer climbing her yacht’s mast ‘S/V Zephyrus’ using the Aloft Alone system. On board they have wire halyards so it was a very simple decision to set up mast climbing using the kit. Soenke is a climber as well so he has added a few bits of gear himself noticeably […]
A big thanks to all those who came to the show and sought us out, especially those who bought the Aloft alone system and helped us to launch the kit. Safe and happy climbing cheers Andy.
The boat show opened today with a flurry of activity Anthony ‘Ant’ Schellens and I climbed the mast over 30 times each and roughly 15 people tried the system out for themselves not to mention a lot of talking. Most importantly we have had a very positive response from everyone who came to look at […]
There have been two changes since the youtube video (shown in the previous post). The prusik loop is now a stitched 6mm loop with certification and a strength rating – 6mm prusik 7.5kn EN564. The tape sling for attachment to the mast is a 25mm wide adjustable sling with reinforced eyes stitched into the ends […]