The Southern Wind 78 ‘All Smoke’ has been refitted in time for the 2011 season. She is now sporting a new boom from Hall Spars (they broke the old one at the Maxi Worlds 2010) and a full set of carbon rigging from Future Fibres, replacing their rod.
The vertical is a single element with removable diagonal. The tips are inserts with a single fore and aft pin. There seems to be very little trade off in terms of frontal area compared to a fully continous system but retaining the benefit of being able to replace / remove the D’s if required. Tidy.