(Source: Southern Spars) Once again Southern Spars rigs have come out on top. At the recent Hublot Palma Vela regatta, the winning yachts in the Maxi Wally, Mini Maxi, and TP52 classes were all powered by Southern Spars. Congratulations to the crews of Magic Carpet 2, Container and Artemis.
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.
(Source: sail-world.com) After forty years in business, iconic sparmaker Fostermasts, New Zealand’s oldest spar making and rigging business, has been purchased by New Zealand Rigging. NZ Rigging supplied “Georgia” Formed in 2002, and having expanded steadily ever since, New Zealand Rigging is New Zealand’s largest locally owned and operated yacht rigging and sparmaking business, providing … Read more
The pictures are slow to come out of New Zealand of the new TP52 TEAMORIGIN. The boat will be on a ship shortly back to Europe. We will have the chance to catch up with it then. For now, we are guessing that this bobstay is a temporary solution! Do you know more? Comment here.
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
TEAMORIGIN launched their new TP52 in Auckland this week. Sailing for the first time today, the team ticked off the initial structural testing very quickly before starting to push the boat in 20 knt of wind on the Hauraki Gulf. The team will complete the testing phase in Auckland before shipping to Europe for the … Read more
With less than 2 month to go ‘til the start of the first Med Cup event, the first TP’s have hit the water. The Russian entry Valars was the first boat out of the shed and sailing in the Gulf of St. Tropez, shortly followed by Bigamist in Portugal and Emirates Team New Zealand in … Read more