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Yacht Rigger


Our Reference: J6354

Job Terms: Permanent

Location: International

Salary: £65k

Job Category: On Board/Crew


One of the world’s largest manufacturing companies, has formed an exceptional team to challenge for the 36th America’s Cup to be held in New Zealand in 2021. My client will use its world class technologies, manufacturing know-how and sports science expertise to develop an internationally competitive race boat, giving the best possible chance to win this exciing sporting competition! Reporting to the Rigging Manager, you will be responsible for preparation and up keep of rigs, textile and standing rigging solutions on AC75 yachts and test boats. You will be primarily based in Portsmouth but expected to travel for Winter Training Camp in winter 2020, for World Series events in 2020 and also to Aukland, New Zealand Responsibilities • Assist in Fit out and commissioning of new rigs throughout the campaign • Assist in the ongoing development of new and existing rigs • Working alongside systems and sailmaking team to ensure a unified approach to a finished product • Working alongside design team to help with problem solving and sympathetic solutions to rigging problems • Daily stepping and dropping of rigs during sailing session • Daily rig checks to ensure safe operation and class conformity during testing and racing sessions • Help develop and enforce safe working practices and risk assessments for shore operations • Co-ordinate with Design Team and Event Measurement team for rig configuration and component sign off • Assist in the transport and loading of race boats, rigs and other team equipment before and after overseas events • Help manage stock and consumable levels within the rigging department. • Carry out other support duties as requested by the Shore Team Manager and the Head of Operation • Part of the New Zealand base set up and pack down team. Please contact Hollie on 07810 473837 for more information and to apply