Seldén hydraulic adjusters and vangs
Next step for Seldén to address the segment of mid size to larger yachts is to launch hydraulic cylinders for backstay tensioners and vangs. ‘Many of our customers are moving to the production of larger yachts or to high performance race boats, so these products will be an important and interesting addition to our product range’ says Mats-Uno Fredrikson.
European Championships ORCi, August 11 2013
Teknova Sail Racing Team secured the victory in class 2.
The local heroes! August 21, 2012
Bengt Falkenberg and his crew finally won Tjörn Runt overall. Winning Tjörn Runt has a very special feel for a Swedish west coast sailor. This is the regatta we have been raised to follow and whenever possibel participate... in. The best sailors are there and this year we saw Olympic champions and VOR champions lined up to challenge the locals. The TEKNOVA team left them all behind and won with a three minute margin to the second boat, another First 40 - KARUKERA. These boats are both equipped with Seldén carbon masts, booms and Seldén Deck hardware.
Seldén are introducing a new generation of Furlex
Seldén Double Fairlead
The Seldén Double Fairlead makes for a quick and easy set up of the gennaker or Code 0 furler. As these furlers are always handled with an endless furling line, spliced together in a continuous loop, ordinary blocks cannot be used to lead the line back to the cockpit. Seldén Double Fairlead consist of a composite bracket fitted to a 25 mm or 30 mm stanchion and a spring loaded "push-and-twist" bale in stainless steel. Easy to open to attach the line and just as easy to close. The Double Fairlead prevents the line to get tangled up and the smooth stainless bale prevents friction.
Recommended retail price is €50 excl VAT. Seldén part number is 480-501-01R.
Seldén GX Furling system for asymmetric spinnakers
Two years ago, Seldén launched their CX furlers for Code 0’s and gennakers. Now they are following up with the Seldén GX, a range of furlers for asymmetric spinnakers.
Forestay Fitting 517-914
Important information concerning forestay fitting 517-914 (2004-2008)
Race result, Tjörn Runt 2011
Local knowledge, team work and ice hockey attitude helped the Teknova team win their class and end 2nd over all in saturdays Tjörn Runt. Teknova is a First 40 and outfitted with everything Seldén has to offer a racing boat. Carbon mast, spipole, boom, tracks and travellers, blocks, winches and to a certain extent - man power. Congratulations.
Better than all the rest!
This message reached us the other day from the American consumer magazine “Practical Sailor”
Practical Sailor has recognized Selden's 404-101-16R and 404-101-01R as the PS Best Choice among 40-millimeter bullet blocks, in our recent evaluation of this product group, which was published in the June 2011 issue. The designation is awarded to products featured in Practical Sailor that PS editors believe outperformed comparable products in our tests and would be the best choice for those readers looking to purchase such products.
The Seldén blocks were the smoothest, low friction 40-mm blocks we tested”.
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Freeman K. Pittman Innovation Awards
Seldén Reversible winches - WINNER of Design Award METS - DAME 2010
The DAME has been awarded annually for products in specific marine
categories since 1991. The DAME (Design Award METS) – the most
prestigious design competition for new marine equipment and
accessories in the world – celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2010.
Updated Deck Hardware catalogue
Version 5, Deck Hardware including Reversible Winches
Seldén Reversible winches R30, R40, R46, R52
Seldén takes an even stronger grip on the deck hardware market by introducing a whole new range of manually operated winches. They are reversible! This patented new feature gives a new dimension to the concept of winches.
Top results for Seldén carbon spars
The biggest regatta in Sweden, Tjörn Runt, was held on 21st August in a strong south westerly breeze. With great sailing conditions the race turned out to be a success for Seldén. In the very competitive keelboat class LYS >1.35, five boats out of twenty were using carbon spars from Seldén. These boats ended up 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 7th.
1. First 40, Teknova
2. Arcona 430, UK Syversen
3. Finn Flyer 36, ManiX2
4. First 40, La Veuve Noire
7. Elan 410, Alice
This is hardly a coincidence. Serious racing teams reach top results by blending a tremendous amount of sailing skills with unquestionable gear. Teknova also finished 2nd overall out of 409 attending boats.
A catalogue over our keel boat mast range is now available.
You can download it from http://www.seldenmast.com/page.cfm?id=6787
First 40 Teknova wins Faerder Race 2010, June 11-12
In varying winds and pouring rain, the First 40 ”Teknova” secured first place in this year’s Faerder race, class R40, with a margin of one hour to the second. The boat is a floating Seldén display. All Seldén carbon rig and Seldén deck hardware including tracks and travellers. A Seldén CX15 furler for the staysail gives an extra push when used in combination with the spinnaker.
Dehler 36SQ Shakira wins Sandhamn Open June 4-6
Christer Cederblad and his crew showed impressive performance by winning the Sandhamn Open, ORCi class, against harsh competition. Shakira uses a completely standard Seldén rig, C227 mast and B171 boom.
We wish Teknova and Shakira good luck at the Eurocard Round Gotland Race starting July 7.
Seldén introduces gennaker furlers
Gennakers and Code 0 sails have become increasingly popular over the past years. The ability to furl these sails, the way you furl a genoa, makes for a convenient way to increase sailing pleasure. Seldén will introduce newly developed furlers for gennakers and Code 0’s during the boat shows this winter.
Coutts Quarter Ton Cup
The recently held Coutts Quarter Ton Cup provided fantastic racing for a fleet of 27 Quarter Ton yachts covering a wide span of vintages and designs. The top end of the fleet saw success by those that had converted their yachts to be competitive under IRC. The Seldén C126 keelboat section was used by 3 of the top 5 boats including the winner, Peter Morton’s Anchor Challenge.
A total of thirty 18’ Skiff’s from Australia, USA and the UK competed in the first Mark Foy Trophy regatta held by Carnac Yacht Club, France.
Furlex Electric goes large!
In spring 2007 Seldén Mast launched two push button jib furling systems, Furlex 200 Electric and 300 Electric. Both were an instantly success and a big hit with sailors. To push a button is a convenient way to furl the sail and means one less rope in the cockpit. One of the best features is the ability to retro-fit the electric drive to a normal manual Furlex so upgrading to easier sail handling is simple and cost effective.
Seldén strike gold in Beijing
Two teams sail to victory in Beijing using Seldén spars. The conditions for the event were difficult, as expected, making it impossible for any of the favourites to be guaranteed a medal.
In the Yngling class the British trio of Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson took gold with a 13-point lead over their nearest rivals. Seldén has worked closely with the girls over the past four years having supplied masts to Ayton and Webb when they sailed with Shirley Robertson.
Seldén Mast Unrivalled at UK 18ft Champs
The UK National Championship for the 18ft Skiff Class was held 10th-16th August firstly sailing three days from Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy before moving to the Royal Southern Yacht Club to race three further days off Hill Head in the Solent.
This event was also counted as the UK leg of the European Circuit. Rob & Peter Greenhalgh dominated racing across the week along with regular middleman Dan Johnson for Weymouth and stand in Simon Hiscocks for the second leg at Royal Southern. This was the first outing for the team in their newly launched boat, scoring Thirteen wins from Fifteen races to take an impressive victory.
Seldén launching own range of deck hardware
World-leading mast manufacturer Seldén Mast will launch its own complete range of deck hardware at the coming autumn’s boat shows.
“A lot of our boat-building customers said that they would prefer to deal with fewer suppliers. So we responded by expanding our product range”, says Mats-Uno Fredrikson, marketing Manager at Seldén.
TEAM SELDÉN DOMINANT AT 420 YOUTH NATIONALS
The three teams that comprise the 420 class representatives in Team Seldén stamped their authority on the 2008 Youth Nationals held in Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales, with first, third and fifth placings. Indeed Seldén had excellent results throughout the 420 class, with seven teams out of the top ten using a Seldén rig.
Seldén Dominates 2008 Fireball World championship
This year’s Fireball Worlds saw the class return to Pattaya, Thailand. The event was well supported with a total of 67 entries comprising of large numbers from the United Kingdom and Australia being among the favourites to take home the title. The event was strongly contested with many past winners of major titles in attendance.
A new smaller, lighter Furlex
Seldén now introduces Furlex 50S - a new jib furling system
for 4 - 5mm ø forestays.
This is an ideal product for keelboats in the 18 - 26' range.
SAILORS USING SELDÉN CROWNED 505 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONS
Seldén would like to congratulate 505 sailors, Erik Boothe and Ethan Bixby who have succeeded in winning the 2007 505 North American Championships using Seldén spars.
The fleet descended upon Annapolis for the 2007 International 505 North American Championship. Competitors hailed from as far away as Germany, the UK, Canada, and the West Coast of California.
Seldén success at the International 14 UK National Championships
Seldén has continued its long-running involvement in the International 14 class this year, developing and supplying our Series III carbon mast section to a number of top 14 sailors, including Rob Greenhaugh and Mike Lennon. Rob then went on to win the prestigious Prince of Wales Trophy (the one-race National Championship) with Mike following him closely in sixth position.
Furlex goes electric!
Furling the sail at the touch of a button can rightly be considered the height of comfort and convenience.
Now, with the Furlex 200E (Electric), Seldén is offering the luxury of push-button sailing for somewhat smaller yachts. The Furlex 200E (Electric) is intended for boats with a forestay diameter of 6 - 8 mm, i.e. yachts of about 30 ft and over.
Selden Mast wins Pittman Innovation Award
Seldén Masts are proud to receive SAIL's Pittman Innovation Award for the Fully Adjustable Dinghy Spreader System.
Gennaker bow sprit, sold as a kit
Seldén is introducing a new gennaker bow sprit for deck assembly.
New Furlex for below-deck installation
Seldén now takes its jib furling system a step further with the through-deck Furlex TD.
Freeing the roach with Seldén’s backstay flicker
In recent years, sailmakers have increasingly been designing mainsails with a bigger roach than the mast is designed for. Seldén has a solution to this problem for fractionally rigged boats.
New electric powered furling masts from Seldén
Furling the mainsail into the mast has become more or less standard on new cruising boats. The global mastmanufacturer Seldén, the established provider of this concept, is now launching a new generation of electric driven furling masts.