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We are super stoked to have CST Composites back on board the World Famous Sailing Anarchy! Look for some fun carbon giveaways real soon!
cst banner adCST Composites is looking forward to the 2016 Rio Olympics with a keen eye on the sailing events. Numerous sailors from different countries, across a number of different classes, are hoping to win gold in Rio, using CST Composite’s latest tiller extension products. The tiller extensions are critical in steering the yachts through the course.
Australia’s Olympic Gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen racing in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics. Image courtesy Australian Sailing Team/Beau Outteridge.
Australia’s Olympic Gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen racing in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics. Image courtesy Australian Sailing Team/Beau Outteridge.using CST Composite’s latest tiller extension products. The tiller extensions are critical in steering the yachts through the course.
They are the result of years of development by the Sydney-based carbon fiber and composite tubing, profiles and components manufacturer that had its beginnings in high performance sailing masts.
Founder and CEO Clive Watts, a keen sailor working for Hawker de Havilland on advanced aerospace composite components for Boeing in 1995, identified an opportunity in the high performance sailing market for filament wound masts. He set to work and built his own filament winding machine and software from first principles.
After winning several world titles CST Composites’ filament wound sailing masts quickly became popular and remain the most technology advanced sailing filament wound masts on the market. Continued development of filament winding technology has enabled CST Composites to diversify into new niche markets and continue to develop its sailing products. Read on.