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Ever Wonder What a Rigging Shop is Like on the Inside?

Check out our virtual shop tour video! Meet the crew and see the tools and rigging team hard at work. Don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or e-mail if you’re taking this time to dive into any long-neglected maintenance or overhaul work on your boat… we’re available for consultations and jobs.

Huge thanks and smiles every day to our amazing crew: Lead Rigger and Shop Partner Ian Weedman; Riggers Jen Bates and Matt Fahey; Apprentices Mary D’Arcy and Chance Bates; and Shannon Africa – our front desk, bookkeeper, and shipping manager.

Brion Toss Yacht Rigging At The 2020 Virtual Wooden Boat Festival

  • What: Ask The Rigger
  • Where: Virtual Wooden Boat Festival
  • When: September 12, 2020, 2:30 PM Pacific

You might have heard that the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival isn’t going away during COVID… it’s going virtual!

As we are every year, Brion Toss Yacht Rigging will play an important role at the festival, and you can take part too by participating in our Ask The Rigger virtual Zoom room! At 2:30 Pacific Time on Saturday, September 12th, Ian Weedman will host a virtual presentation where can ask your rigging related questions. Ian will dispel the myths from the realities and discern the facts from the fallacies. You can ask anything from the nuances of rig tuning on old wooden boats to our favorite knot in Ashleys. You will be able to steer the conversation with your personal questions, or sit back and listen to a professional answer real world questions.

Go to the Virtual Wooden Boat Festival Website now to get your tickets and access codes for the Zoom room!

New e-book from Brion Toss.

Now Available on Amazon!


“FALLING” is a sobering, amusing, and often poetic meditation on the wonders and risks of working aloft. Rigger Brion Toss takes you into a world of masts, towers, stadiums, pure air, and adrenaline as he recounts more than 40 years worth of stories of things gone awry at altitude. From dropped tools to collapsed towers to near-fatal falls, the litany of accidents and near-accidents is long… and the sometimes miraculous outcomes are both instructive and thought-provoking.

Not a technical manual, “FALLING” is nonetheless a must-have companion in the library of anyone working at heights.

Now, you can order ALL Brion’s print & audio version books, favorite tools and guides directly from our Store online and get them delivered anywhere in the world!

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See what people are saying about FALLING:

“Brion Toss is a rigging master, a fine writer, and a perfectionist. In this book he is also a courageous man, who dares to focus on failures! Now, as the man who walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers, falling is not in my vocabulary—and yet I must confess: mistakes have been my greatest teachers. We learn from disasters much more than from victorious achievements. So read and learn (and be frightened), so that you do not fall prey to inattention and amateurism— so that you do not fall, period. Thus join me at shouting to the guy aloft: ‘Bravo Brion!'”  Philippe Petit, Man on Wire

“All who have met Brion know he has a way with words. This is fully on display in this delightful little book, rich with experience and loaded with fascinating stories. It will entertain, and perhaps educate, anyone who has ever gone aloft.”                            Nigel Calder, Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual

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