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North Sails to provide one-design sails for VOR Teams in 2014-15 Race By Sail-World, 9:16 PM Mon 20 May 2013
North Sails have been selected to provide one design sails for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, complementing the one design hulls and one design rigs being supplied by North's sister company Southern Spars. In keeping with the multi-national supplier theme of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, the sails have been designed and tested in New Zealand, built in USA and finished in France ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars ready to deliver first VO65 rigs By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:28 PM Tue 2 Apr 2013
Two rigs done, five more underway: Southern Spars is on schedule to deliver the first Volvo Ocean 65 rigs next month. The New Zealand rig specialist will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races. ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test By Josh Impey, 10:18 PM Thu 28 Feb 2013
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg ...[more]


America's Cup : Emirates Team NZ's AC72 - NZL5 goes down the mine? By Chris Cameron, 9:52 PM Wed 20 Feb 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand are just a few days into testing their new AC72 - and certainly seem to be putting the 72ft foiling catamaran cat through her paces. Whether this trip down the mine was deliberate or not , is a matter of conjecture, but in the remainder of the images there doesn't seem to be too many issues aside from flying spray. ...[more]


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]


Vendee Globe: Victory for Francois Gabart, North Sails, and 3Di techno By Sail-World, 4:26 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Over the past three years, North Sails 3Di technology has won the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, and now the Vendee Globe. The first two finishers for this spectacular race carried full North Sails inventories around the world, with the third placed boat a partial inventory. ...[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]


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]


Stack Winter Champs hit the spot By Zoe Hawkins, 8:11 AM Wed 10 Oct 2012
A great group of organisers and supporters, including Murrays Bay Sailing Club, Yachting New Zealand, The Water Shed, Harken, Burnsco, Force Racing, and major sponsor Stack Business Interiors, pulled together to make last week's Stack Winter Champs a terrific event. ...[more]


New Elliott 35 SuperSport is launched and places well in maiden race By Elliott Marine, Auckland , 6:37 AM Wed 26 Sep 2012
Crusader the new Elliott 35 SuperSport was launched at Salthouse Boatbuilders last week and sailed her maiden race in the first of the Gold Cup Series held in Auckland on the weekend. The Elliott speedster completed the 44 mile race finishing second on the line well ahead of all but one of the 50 footers. ...[more]


North Sails NZ offer massive 25% discount for September only By Hannah Morris, 10:09 PM Tue 18 Sep 2012
North Sails NZ have announced a massive discount on new sails. There is no better time than now to buy a new sail. Norths are reducing the retail price of their sails by 25% for the month of September and everyone that comes in the door to get a quote will get a free T Shirt, conditions apply*. ...[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]


Working with Classics in an Aramid Age - Part 2 of a look at 3Di By Richard Gladwell, 10:36 AM Thu 28 Jun 2012
Continuing the Sail-World's story on North Sails working with the classic J class yachts and 3Di: North’s production isn’t limited to the grey of 3Di. Often they will have four materials on the loft floor – 3Di, 3DL, Dacron and spinnaker nylon. 'The size of the sails being built has required some original thinking in terms of machinery, says Production Manager Matt Smeaton. ...[more]


North Sails: Working with Classics in an Aramid Age By Richard Gladwell, 9:55 AM Tue 26 Jun 2012
In the Aramid Age of Sailmaking, grey sails are becoming an increasing sight amongst harbour and club racers, as well as on the international racing scene. The rapid take up of the new technology of 3Di has surprised even North Sails’ NZ Designer, Burns Fallow. 'Two years ago we would have had ten 3DL sails for every 3Di. Now it is about even.' ...[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]


Wednesday Night Blast: Pressing the 'Go' button By Ben Gladwell, 9:40 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Ben Gladwell was in action again with his Go-Pro, this time on board a Shaw 650 in 25kts of breeze on the Waitemata. Hang on for the ride! ...[more]


Young 88s sharpen skills with North Sails Coaching Clinic By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 7:37 PM Mon 5 Dec 2011
On Sunday November 6th four Young 88s assembled at the RNZYS for a briefing prior to a day of intense on the water coaching. The aim was for the Y88 association to work with North Sails (one of our sponsors) and a limited number of North’s Y88 customers to test a coaching concept. ...[more]


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