A boat sailing

Correct rig tension will maximise the efficiency of your boat’s sails as well as reducing stresses on the mast. David Pugh demonstrates simple rig tuning


It’s vitally important to ensure that the tension of your boat’s rigging is within the correct limits: Alex Bell tests four rig tension gauges to assess their accuracy

Transocean Winner. Credit: Jane Haysome

No pollution has been detected in the area of the grounded 17,000-tonne rig, despite salvors reporting that two fuel tanks may have been breached.