Happy Birthday!

Hall Spars Celebrates 33 Years (6 June 2013, Bristol, RI, USA) – Opening the doors to a small shop on June 9, 1980, in Bristol, Rhode Island, Eric Hall (pictured) and Phil Garland founded Hall Spars & Rigging with a staff of four mast makers and a receptionist. Today, Hall proudly celebrates 33 years as an  … Read more

Fixed up

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

Equiplite onboard next Volvo

Equiplite Europe, supplier of the lightest and strongest rig and deck hardware available today, proudly announces to be one of the suppliers for new one-design yacht 65` in the next Volvo Ocean Race editions. Sneek, The Netherlands may 22nd. The Netherlands based Equiplite Europe will supply for the Southern Spars one design Rig, the hardware:  … Read more

Shock effect

Melbourne, Australia – – Understanding that some small line rigging applications do not require ball bearing blocks, Ronstan has just introduced its new Shocks SHeaveless compact blOCKS. Designed to fit a wide array of small diameter rigging uses, the new Shocks are perfect for moderate load uses where minimal purchase is required.       Extremely compact, Shocks are carefully engineered to  … Read more

Through a lense

VSPARS Update April 2013 2013 has been a busy year so far for VSPARS. Two of the top 18ft Skiffs in Auckland are using the Olympic system, as well as a number of national teams aiming for Brazil 2016. Two of the top America’s Cup teams and a number of the top mini-maxi class are  … Read more

Southern News

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