BIG NEWS

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This has been brewing for a while and its now official. The two biggest players in the composite rigging industry are now one and the same: NORTH TECHNOLOGY GROUP TO ACQUIRE FUTURE FIBRES (Source: Southern Spars) North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years  … Read more

Stepping Day

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(Source: Rigging Projects) Friday was stepping day in ’72 Alley’, after a busy week at the STP boat yard in Palma de Mallorca. ‘Shockwave’ kicked off proceedings early in the morning, stepping their Future Fibres mast in preparation of Copa Del Rey. ‘Jethou’ followed with their Hall / Carbo-Link package and ‘Bella Mente’ finally released  … Read more

New Pros

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Southern Spars announces new management team for Rig Pro International  (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars is pleased to announce the new Rig Pro International management team, led by Des Davis and supported by Gavin McPherson. Both Davis and McPherson are extremely passionate sailors and have a wealth of experience in the yachting industry that will  … Read more

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

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

Fixed up

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Teamvodafone On Tight Repair Schedule   Following a dismasting in March, TeamVodafoneSailing is back and almost ready to roll into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Auckland to Musket Cove, Fiji Race starting this Saturday. The boat is back in the water, but waiting on another stay before it can hoist sails. “We won’t miss  … Read more

Southern News

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Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is  … Read more

VOR Update

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Rob Salthouse takes us on a visit of the Southern Spars factory in Auckland to check up on the progress of the One Design VOR65 rigs:

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

VOR Update

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(Source: VOR) Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go.  Southern Spars will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the  … Read more