Another Whitewash for Southern Spars – 2010 Newport Bermuda Race

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(Source: Southern Spars) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th … the proof is in the results. Southern Spars once again acknowledges the outstanding performances of the crews aboard Speedboat, Il Mostro, Rambler, Genuine Risk, Beau Geste, Ran, Bella Mente, Vanquish; and congratulate them all on their successes in this year’s Newport Bermuda Race. The formula  … Read more

Factory Tour

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Blogger Stephen Lirakis reports from his tour of the Southern Spars EC6 production facilities in Rhode Island: Yesterday I toured the Southern Spars Composite rigging office in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. My tour arranged and guided by Tony Reaper. Many familiar faces there, Scott Vogel and Richie Boyd formerly of Navtec. (also former 12 meter  … Read more

Season Finale

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The new season is well and truly underway with the Mini Maxi Circuit heading to Capri, Italy next week to fight it out for another Rolex. Rigging News wants to take you back (last time, we promise!) to the finale of the 2009 season. Voile de St.Tropez is the venue. It’s the final inshore regatta  … Read more

Southern Spars news

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(source: Southern Spars) The Results Speak for Themselves. 1st, 2nd, 3rd – it’s a Southern Spars trifecta at the opening event of the 2010 Audi MedCup Season. Congratulations to defending Champs, ETNZ; Audi A1; and Artemis who took 1,2,3 at the Portugal Trophy Regatta. ETNZ Skipper, Dean Barker comments: “We tested a number of different  … Read more

Classic Carnage

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(Source: swwyachtdesign) The Bequia crew deals with disappointment Well, yesterday was not a good day. Before the start, we managed to roll up the spinnaker halyard in the jib, and broke the forestay. The very expensive, carbon fiber forestay. So that’s the end of our racing. Hydraulics are really powerful ,and you can’t tell how  … Read more

Revamped

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For the first time, competing TP’s are on the same dock for all to see in 2010. Plama Vela is about to kick off and we will get a closer look at Matador, Cristabella and Artemis over the next week. Also here are Weapon of Choice (Ex. Matador 07) and Aifos competing under IRC.

Matador Re-launched

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The Argentinean TP52 Matador re-launched this weekend in Palma de Majorca in the new 2010 configuration. From what we can make out, they are using Southern Spars EC6 runners, a Future Fibres Forestay Strop and a ‘home-made’ bobstay. Check out the pre-bend in their bowsprit. Photo: Sailingstock Photo: Sailingstock

A sheep in Wolves Clothing

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Super Yacht Times’s yacht of the week feature, reveals some of the rig design philosophy and construction that went into making of the latest ‘J’ ‘Hanuman’. Read the extract here or jump to the full article: (Source: www.superyachttimes.com)The Hanuman project features an exciting collaboration between naval architects Dykstra & Partners, spar makers Rondal, master sail  … Read more