Protect tapes loopx wins the pittman innovation award

Named after Freeman K. Pittman, SAIL’s long-time technical editor who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 1996, the Pittman Innovation awards recognize outstanding new products created by a sailing industry that remains forever fresh in its thinking. Sailing has always been a technology-driven activity, and the spirit of innovation that prompted the first Stone Age sailor […]

SPK – Safe packing kite just launched

SPK is an innovative system developed by PROtect tapes with the support of professional sailors to hoist gennaker and spinnaker much safer and to respect the environment. Today there are various solutions to pack these sails, some very expensive, others less safe.In designing the product, special attention had been devoted to the material and the choice […]

49er kit by Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen

PROtect tapes launches the 49er kit designed and optimized by the Australian champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen.The kit contains twenty eight different pieces already die cut, easy to apply just removing the liner and one roll of tapes to improve the performance and reliability of the skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite.Just a couple of examples: […]

Bribon dominates in Torbole

A great sunday in for the 4th event of Audi Sailing Series Melges 32.The series winner is the spanish crew Bribon, leader since day one, very consistent, four times on the top three.Behind them, many teams tried to attack the leader without success but Robertissima took the second place and Argo the third.Fantastica ends the […]

Groupama first at Volvo Ocean Race

Frank Cammas and Groupama is the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 after a journey of 37,000 miles around the globe.The french team well deserve the victory and is a combination of several factors including consistency and reliability.In the first leg down to Cape Town they took brave tactical decisions splitting from the fleet […]

Josh Mcknight Moth World Champion 2012

Josh McKnight is the 2012 Zhik Moth World Champion.The day started with Josh (AUS) ahead of three point of Scott Babbage (AUS) who dominated the qualifying series and x on xx.Scott was rounding the first mark first but he capsized on a tricky downwind leg allowing Josh to take the leading position and keep in […]

LOOPX nominated for DAME Award Design METS 2013

PROtect tapes LOOPX has been nominated for the DAME Award Design METS 2013, the world’s number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. The judges are looking for all-round excellence in design. They will evaluate on: Winner announcement will be made on November 19th at METS.LOOPX will be displayed at our booth in […]

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen crowned 49er World champions

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen secured history by winning the 49er World Championship.Two races were held in the morning for the silver and gold fleets and the bronze fleet results stood on the previous days score. Six to eight knot winds mixed the fleet up a bit as last attempts were made to make the medal race.  […]

Oracle Team dominates in San Francisco

Jimmy Spithil and crew Dirk de Ridder, John Kostecki, Jono MacBeth and Joe Newton is first in the last race of the ACWS in San Francisco and the additional fourty points for the race put the Oracle team crew in a tie with Ben Ainslie of J.P. Morgan BAR) for the series championship, which placed […]

Oracle Team wins the 34th AC

Congratulations to Oracle Team USA for winning the 34th America’s Cup against Emirates Team New Zealand.Thank you to the defender and all challengers for using the PROtect tapes, for the support and for the opportunity given to our company.This edition was extremely challenging because we wanted to develop something better, stronger and lighter.Performances and reliability were […]