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Volvo Ocean Race: Spar build well underway at Southern Spars By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:58 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars to be mast supplier for Volvo 65 By Sail-World, 10:19 PM Mon 17 Dec 2012
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. For the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races, Southern Spars will supply a high modulus mast, high modulus racing box boom and a full EC6 bundled carbon fibre rod rigging package with deflected backstays for the ...[more]


Ken Read named as new President of North Sails Group By Sail-World, 8:50 PM Thu 13 Dec 2012
North Sails announced today that Volvo Ocean Race skipper and veteran sailmaker Ken Read will return to North Sails in the role of president in early January, 2013. Read will take over for current president Gary Weisman, who has served at the helm of the world's largest sailmaker for 16 years, and who plans to retire within the next 4 months. ...[more]


Southern Spars exhibiting at METS2012 By Sail-World, 7:56 PM Sun 11 Nov 2012
Southern Spars will be exhibiting on stand 01.108 at METS and its incorporated SuperYacht Pavilion 2012. METS is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. This year the show celebrates its 25th anniversary ...[more]


America's Cup: Southern Spars completes work for first wingsail By Josh Impey, 6:13 PM Mon 6 Aug 2012
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. Southern Spars has been involved in producing much of the leading edge technology used in America’s Cup yachts since the company was formed in 1989, and as Americ ...[more]


Southern Spars announces appointment of Rig Pro New Zealand manager By Josh Impey, 11:22 AM Fri 22 Jun 2012
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 for which Rig Pro is renowned. ...[more]


Southern Spars rigged yachts dominate the 2012 Superyacht Awards By Josh Impey, 8:01 PM Wed 9 May 2012
Southern Spars’ rigged yachts once again dominated the 2012 World Superyacht Awards, with S.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’ rigged Vertigo, is an astounding 67.2m and is equipped with the latest technology in both racing and cruising performance. She has a full Southern Spars rig and r ...[more]


Southern Spars rigged Soto 30 is coming! By Southern Spars, 8:26 PM Wed 2 May 2012
The mast is one of the most important components of the Soto 30, and is being manufactured by Southern Spars. This spar package design has been optimized from the onset with input from the designer, boat builder and sail makers – this translates into a high performance spar package that is engineered and manufactured for seamless, optimal interface with the boat and the sail package. ...[more]


Southern Spars opens new website By Josh Impey, 8:32 PM Tue 24 Jan 2012
Southern Spars has launched a brand-new website at www.southernspars.com. With an emphasis on quality information, imagery and interactive elements, the new website provides existing and prospective customers and suppliers with considerably more detail about the Southern Spars’ global operation than the previous version of the site. ...[more]


Southern Spars fits new mast and rigging for superyacht Salperton By Sail-World, 8:39 PM Tue 8 Nov 2011
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. Having been built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand, the replacement mast was fitted and dock-tuned by Southern Spars’ Rig Pro team, on 20 October in Tarragona, Spain. ...[more]


Southern Spars supplies new rig for iconic J-Class Endeavour By Josh Impey, 6:27 PM Mon 31 Oct 2011
The iconic J-Class Endeavour has been fitted with a new 53.7m (176.18’) gold-tipped mast and rigging package from Southern Spars as part of her multi-million dollar refit in Auckland, New Zealand which finished in early October. ...[more]


New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars By Josh Impey, 8:51 PM Tue 18 Oct 2011
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. ...[more]


New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars By Sail-World, 11:16 AM Fri 5 Aug 2011
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 Zealand facilities ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: The making of Camper's mast at Southern Spars By Camper, 9:16 PM Thu 21 Jul 2011
Join Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson, as he takes us behind the doors of Southern Spars new factory and shows a mast under construction for the Volvo Ocean racer to be sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand. This is a rare look at just how these spars are made - and gives us a look at the impeccable interior of the state of the art Southern Spars facility. And then there's an onboard video ...[more]


Takahashi-Fry wins 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 3:07 PM Mon 25 Apr 2011
Sailed under overcast skies, which turned to constant rain for the final race, and a fresh onshore breeze, the 310 competitors had a tough final day for the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals - the largest single class regatta ever held in New Zealand. The final race results have not yet been posted, however Takahashi-Fry had the contest sewn up with a race to sail, possibly more. ...[more]


Images from Wakatere: Day 4 of 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 10:52 PM Sun 24 Apr 2011
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon for Day 4 of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals in New Zealand captured the action from the final race of the day in the Open fleet. ...[more]


2011 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals - Race Day 4 Report By Christine Hansen, Devonport , 6:35 PM Sun 24 Apr 2011
Leonard Takahashi-Fry holds onto the lead with one day to go in the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals, Isaac McHardie is a comfortable second and Nathaniel Deverell keeps hold of third, but there's one more day of racing to come and there's a strong group of sailors after one of the top five position to secure a place in the New Zealand team to compete in the World Championship in Napier later this y ...[more]


Toyota Optimist Nationals: Consistency pays on Day 4 + Video By Richard Gladwell, 2:28 PM Sun 24 Apr 2011
Racing has just concluded on the fourth day of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals, and with all to sail for, the top sailors could afford, and made no mistakes. Series favourite Markus Sommerville sailing for the host Club, Wakatere, strung together two wins and a third to move up three places on the leaderboard. ...[more]


Images of Wakatere: Pleased to be ashore after a long day By Christine Hansen, 7:54 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
Photographer Christine Hansen took these images as the fleet in the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals came ashore after a long day on Day 3 on the water off Narrow Neck Beach, Auckland. ...[more]


2011 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals - Race Day 3 Report By Christine Hansen, Devonport , 4:31 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
New Zealand has reclaimed the top positions at the end of racing on the third day of the National Championship. The Open fleet sailed four races today and are now half way through their series, and half way to final selection for one of the five places in the NZ Worlds team. ...[more]


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