Congrats to Quantum Racing – winners of the 2011 MedCup. We have to admit that despite all the other cool sailing going on, we were completely glued to the final two days of the Conde de Godo Barcelona Trophy. Ran’s incredible performance, Bribon’s heartfelt farewell and Quantum’s convincing overall win was unmatched by any other … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars) Southern Spars-rigged yachts achieved impressive results across all four divisions in the 2011 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Porto Cervo, Italy. Niklas Zennström’s RAN2. Photo By: Rolex /Carlo Borlenghi Southern Spars-rigged Rán’s second successive triumph in the Mini Maxi Rolex Worlds was in the bag after a convincing start to the week, … Read more
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
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – A brand-new thin ply technology (TPT) plotter is now operational at Southern Spars’ Auckland-based Custom Projects facility, adding another component in the company’s drive for higher performing, lighter and stiffer spars. The installation and commissioning of the new automated TPT plotter is another step in the company’s redevelopment of its New … Read more
(Source: Southern Spars) M34 – Tour de France a la Voile 2011 Southern Spars would like to congratulate all fifteen teams that competed in the 2011 Tour de France a la Voile. Bertrand Pace FRA with his ‘Sud de France’ team stood victorious at the end of the tour, Bertrand’s second tour win in two … Read more
Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson and mast project manager Martin McElwee give us a quick glimpse at the production of the ‘Camper’ mast at the new Southern Spars Facility in New Zealand.
Southern Spars General Manager David Glen talks.
Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race © The Volvo Ocean Racing is coming round fast and we’ve already seen the first two new generation boats hit the water. What makes this race more exciting than ever is the diversity in mast and rigging suppliers. The first two editions of the race sailed in the VOR70’s where much more clear cut … Read more
Ok – I think we’ve left you hanging long enough! A ‘What is it?’ a couple of weeks ago drew a lot of comments and we did promise a story. Here it is: The picture was taken in Gorilla Rigging’s shop in Rhode Island was in fact Jay Sharkey’s new rigging for the Mini 6.50 … Read more