If you are interested in learning about optimizing your rig and rigging, our friends at Newport Rigging Group (NRG) will be sharing valuable advice on spars, rig service, standing rigging, and tuning in upcoming editions of WindCheck.

In 2020, Chuck Brown, Michael Brady, Peter Eagan and David Moffet saw a need for an independent rigging company and NRG was born. In-depth knowledge of spar and rigging construction, service and engineering allows NRG to provide the best support for any yacht or sailboat. Clients include everyone from the world’s finest superyachts and grand prix boats to weekend cruisers and day sailers. All clients receive the same unmatched service that comes with years of experience.

NRG has two locations on Narragansett Bay, with the workshop and office at Safe Harbor New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, RI and the second location in downtown Newport at Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard. With many clients requesting on-site service at their local marinas, NRG rigging teams work throughout Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine, and distant locales including Florida, the Caribbean and even Europe.

Many New England boatyards rely on NRG to manage refits, modifications, and re-rigging of customers’ spars. They specialize in everything from older aluminum rigs to the most modern carbon spars, and they can build and service lifelines, wire and rod rigging.

Fall and winter are the best times for rigging needs to be addressed, and it’s best to get these tasks completed before the winter cover goes on. Make a list of to-do items and projects while you’re enjoying your boat this summer.

To learn more, visit newportrigginggroup.com or stop by their shop. ■