About Sailing School and Rigging

Craig in his boatshow days! while working for Z Spars.

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Craig Bond is the man behind Sailing School and Rigging, Craig has 38 years experience in the mast and spars industry. Sailing School and Rigging is based on the East Coast, in Brightlingsea, Essex.
He started working for Sailspar as their welder/fabricator, then moved into Sales.  He has worked for Fox's Rigging on their sales team and eventually joined Z Spars as their Technical Sales Manager.  This wealth of experience has consolidated his knowledge of the entire industry.
Craig is now committed to his own business, offering advice and technical expertise for yacht and dinghy sailors.
There is not much he doesn't know about mast construction and rigging  he has rigging expertise on most boats from dinghies to 60ft yachts, and, as well as working for the above companies, has knowledge on IsomatFrancespar and
S & S Spars.  He is also a  keen sailor who has raced dinghies at a national and international level.

If you need a rig check then it can be done on the ground or in the air.
Craig received an award from Tendring District Council in recognition of his support of young people learning to sail, he was awarded Coach of the Year for 2011 and continues to run the cadet section of Brightlingsea Sailing Club as a volunteer.  Since Craig has been involved in this a number of cadets have achieved great goals, becoming National, European and World champions.

Having worked in the Marine Industry for many years, his knowledge of yacht rigging is vast.  He has records of most boats, if you are looking for new Rigging, Spinnaker Pole, Boom or complete rig drop him a line and he will be happy to quote for a competitive and quality product.
Sailing School and Rigging can supply
Standing Rigging from 2 to 12mm, roll swaged, see the
standing and running rigging page for more

As a result of his experience and commitment to meeting the needs of the customers a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
A lovely evening for a sail in Brightlingsea


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