9 out of 9

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Nine Wins In Nine Years – Southern Spars Has The Secret Formula! (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken Line Honours victory in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart nine years running, with Wild Oats XI coming in on top for the 7th time; a record equalling feat. What is more significant to note  … Read more

Details, Details

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VOR and Ian Roman treat us to some shots of the newly launched VOR65 Dongfeng (actually boat no.1). There are some nice details in there. © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race © Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race

Old on new

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    (Source: Southern Spars / RigPro NZ) So here we have the brand new Beau Geste Botin 80 with the original mast from the Farr 80, with a few modifications: 1: Over lamination for strength on the mast tube to respect the new boats increased righting momentum.  2: The old mast setup used to  … Read more

Round again

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  Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race.   (Source: Southern Spars) Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard  … Read more

VOR65 Mast supplier chosen

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(Source: VOR) New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. Camper and Telefonica used a complete rigging package from Southern Spars in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race. Lorient,  … Read more

Late Nights in the Keys

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(Source: Rig Pro Newport) This year’s winter classic was good by most standards. I have heard all about the dwindling numbers and the end of a classic, but not from where I sat. The IRC boats had a great event, as did the M32,M24, Farr 40, and Farr 400 classes. All were represented by good  … Read more

The Statement (2)

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This time from Hall Spars president, Eric Hall: Puma Rig Loss (November 22, 2011 – Bristol, RI) — The news yesterday that Puma’s Mar Mostro lost her rig was devastating for all on the Puma team. Hall is working closely with the crew, the rig designer Scott Ferguson, and standing rigging supplier Southern Spars to  … Read more

Salperton IV fitted with new Southern Spars mast and rigging

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(Source: Charterworld.com) The 45m (148ft) performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Sailing yacht SALPERTON IV’s replacement mast was built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand and was fitted and dock-tuned  … Read more

Same, different

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The two identical Southern Wind 78’s ‘Whisper’ and ‘All Smoke’ both refitted with composite rigging over the winter. Whisper on the left (pics below) chose Southern Spars continuous carbon EC6+ system with tip cup inserts while All Smoke sports Future Fibres ‘RDS’ (Removable Diagonal System) carbon rigging with modified spreaders tips. Same boats, two vastly different systems and  … Read more

Virbac-Paprec 3 Win The Barcelona World Race

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(Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance of skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, as Virbac-Paprec 3 crosses the finish line for the team’s second back-to-back win in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. Southern Spars supplied the mast and EC6 Continuous rigging for Virbac-Paprec 3 with a design brief to  … Read more