(Source: Global Ocean Race) Meanwhile, in Cape Town, work is progressing well on the sixth GOR Class40, Sec. Hayai of the Dutch father-and-son duo, Nico and Frans Budel. On the first evening of racing in Leg 2, Sec. Hayai dismasted off the Cape of Good Hope and the Budels returned to Cape Town without assistance. … Read more
Southern Spars remembers Sir Peter Blake (Source: Souther Spars) Southern Spars enjoyed a long relationship with Sir Peter Blake going back to his 60ft trimaran Steinlager 1, for which he commissioned a rotating mast. That commission was followed by many others including Steinlager 2, winner of all six legs in the 1989/90 Whitbread Race (photo … Read more
Photo credit: Chris Lewis Southern Spars’ rigged Virbac-Paprec III Wins TJV (Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars is pleased to announce that Virbac-Paprec III sailed by Jean-Pierre Dick and Jeremie Beyou took line honours in the tenth edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV). Virbac-Parprec III took fifteen days, eighteen hours and fifteen minutes to complete … Read more
(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
A quick tour around the the new IMOCA60 Acciona’s mast.
Designer / Mechanical Engineer – Composite Rigging, North Kingstown, RI, USA Composite Rigging, an industry leader in the application of advanced composites in sailing yacht rigging, requires a Designer/Mechanical Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar. Two years engineering work experience desirable. Role functions include mechanical engineering, analysis, modelling and drafting using … Read more
Photo: Southern Spars Southern Spars new TPT plotter is up now operational. Full story at sail-world.com
A new vid from Southern Spars for the boatshow season.
(Source: Southern Spars) Endeavour’s 53.7m high modulus carbon fibre mast gets ready to leave the factory. She also sports a 19.0m park avenue boom.
The Stanchion Splint, introduced at the maxi worlds, and instantly adopted by a number of the Mini Maxis is an incredibly simple bit of kit but a definite race saver. Designed and built by Graham Street (previously featured on Rigging News), the splints are intended as a temporary repair for a stanchion that has snapped … Read more