LIGHTWEIGHT HOLDING POWER! SICOMIN COLLABORATE WITH CRAZY LOBSTER COMPOSITES AND GUY ROYER TO CREATE CARBON FIBRE RACING YACHT ANCHORS

Crazy Lobster is a young composites company founded in Saint Brieuc, France, in 2018 by composite expert Tual Le Guillerm. One of the company’s most interesting products is a range of carbon fibre anchors developed with Guy Royer, the well-known inventor of the FOB anchor brand.

Compared to the equivalent steel model, Crazy Lobster carbon fibre anchors provide the same performance at only one third of the weight. The unique shape and surface design of the carbon FOB anchor ensures it can quickly dig in and hold securely on the seabed, with a standard metallic chain completing the anchoring set-up.

Crazy Lobster carbon anchors, manufactured with epoxy resins and carbon fabrics supplied by Sicomin, have been successfully tested by top racers, with Yann Elies using one during the 2019 Figaro championship and Gery Trentesaux carrying one aboard his JPK 39 'Courrier Recommandé', winner of IRC Class C in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. Antoine Carpentier has also been racing since 2020 with a Crazy Lobster anchor aboard his yacht ‘Redman', winner of the European Class 40 trophy. Antoine used a bio-based version of the anchor which was infused with Sicomin’s Greenpoxy Infugreen 810 and reinforced with flax and glass reinforcement fibres.

Where class rules impose a minimum weight limit for the combined anchor and chain package, having a lighter yet strong anchor with a greater length of chain is a major benefit.

Handling the lightweight Crazy Lobster composite anchors, both on or below deck is not only easier, but also quicker and safer in an emergency.

Crazy Lobster’s range of carbon composite anchors range is vast, with built to order models available in any size.

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