Clean Sweep

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Rolex Sydney to Hobart – Top five yachts across the line sport Southern Spars rigs   © ROLEX-Carlo Borlenghi (Southern Spars) For the eighth year in a row, a Southern Spars rigged yacht has obtained the Rolex Sydney to Hobart line honours victory! The first five yachts across the finish line and the first three  … 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

For Sale

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north sale (Source: Sailing Anarchy)Every business is for sale, pretty much all the time, but we confirmed rumors received last weekend that the biggest fish in all of sailmaking, is now firmly on the block. Insiders told us on Friday that Windway Capital – the entity that owns the entire North Technology Group – is  … Read more

Southern Spars completes work for ETNZ’s first AC72 wing

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(Source: Southern Spars) The massive 40m carbon fibre wing on the newly-launched Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) AC72 catamaran is made up of components supplied by carbon fibre specialists Southern Spars for the incredible new class of America’s Cup yacht. Photo: Chris Cameron Southern Spars has been involved in producing much of the leading edge  … Read more

New Pro

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(Source: Southern Spars)  Southern Spars is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexis Reeves as Rig Pro’s New Zealand Manager. Alexis is a highly experienced rigger whose knowledge of the marine industry is second to none, and he is well positioned to provide the world class level of service and expertise that Rig Pro is  … Read more

Nightrider

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(Source: Southern Spars)Under the cover of darkness and when the traffic was minimal, the mammoth Dubois 50m Sloops 60.5m (198ft) mast made the ten mile journey from Southern Spars Custom-Projects facility in Avondale, Auckland to the Rig Pro yard just off Auckland’s Wynyard wharf. Southern Spars custom built composite spar manufacturing facility in Auckland has  … Read more

Bella

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The new Bella Mente, a JV designed, 72′ Mini Maxi is up and running. Check out the vid of their structure testing and sea-trials. The rig and rigging package is a truly mixed bag, drawing on the benefits and expertise of a number of top suppliers. Hall Spars, Southern Spars and Future Fibres are all playing an  … Read more

Awarded

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SUCCESS FOR SOUTHERN SPARS’ RIGGED YACHTS AT THE 2012 WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS Southern Spars’ rigged yachts once again dominated the awards, withS.Y Vertigo taking top spot as she was crowned the 2012 sailing superyacht of the year and best sailing yacht 40m+ size range. Southern Spars’ riggedVertigo,is an astounding 67.2m and is equipped with the  … Read more

30 is the new 40

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Southern Spars’ rigged Soto 30 One Design is coming! Source: Southern Spars / Sotto30 THE MAST The mast, one of the most important components of the Soto 30. The Soto 30 One Design mast is manufactured in a female tool using 100% standard modulus Pre-preg carbon fibre. This method allows us to place internal patching  … 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