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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]

Southern Spars take top three overall in the Region of Sardinia Trophy By Sail-World, 10:30 PM Tue 26 Jul 2011
Southern Spars congratulate the Audi Sailing Team powered by All4One, and complete with a Southern Spars' TPT rig, for obtaining their first victory in an Audi MedCup event on 24 July. After finishing second in two of the MedCup regattas last year, a win was exactly what Jochen Schuemann, Sebastien Col and the international crew needed at the Region of Sardinia Trophy in the Gulf of Cagliari. ...[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]

Images from Wakatere: Day 3 of 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 3:36 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
Against Doctor's orders, Sail-World was on the water this afternoon for the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals and captured the action from the finish of Race 4 in one division of the Open Fleet and Race 5. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Lighter seabreezes shuffle the top on Day 3 By Richard Gladwell, Devonport, NZ , 3:10 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
The points table has had a shakeup on the third day of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals being sailed at Auckland's Wakatere Boating Club on the city's North Shore. Due to light and inconsistent winds on the first day of racing, none of the three scheduled races were able to be sailed, but today four were completed allowing a discard to come into effect - helping some sailor's pointscores ...[more]

Optimist Nationals: Early starts hit Championship favourites + Video By Richard Gladwell and Event Media, 9:44 PM Fri 22 Apr 2011
The second day of racing has concluded in the Toyota Optimist Championships being sailed at Auckland's Narrow Neck beach, on the North Shore. Two Australian sailors are placed in the top three overall in the Open fleet. After all racing was lost yesterday in the Open Fleet due to non-existent or inconsistent wind, racing only got underway properly today with a moderate 8 - 10 knot sea breeze ...[more]

Race Day 1 of the 2011 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals + Video By Christine Hansen, Devonport , 5:35 PM Thu 21 Apr 2011
Lack of wind delayed racing until the afternoon, the Open fleet return to shore with no races completed but the Green fleet manage to get their first race away. Race Day 1 of the NZ Toyota Optimist Nationals at Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland began with balmy summer conditions and absolutely no wind. ...[more]

Virbac-Paprec 3 wins the Barcelona World Race with Southern Spars By Southern Spars Media, 6:24 AM Tue 5 Apr 2011
Southern Spars would like to acknowledge the outstanding performance of skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, as Virbac-Paprec 3 crosses the finish line for the team’s second back-to-back win in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. Southern Spars supplied the mast and EC6 Continuous rigging for Virbac-Paprec 3 ...[more]

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