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Volvo: Delta Lloyd to get new mast in China By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 10:47 PM Tue 9 Dec 2008
Team Delta Lloyd shore manager Jeff Condell has confirmed that their boat will have a new mast from Southern Spars to be stepped in Qingdao. The team came into the race with a weakened mast because of damage sustained when the boat was still owned by Ericsson Racing Team. ...[more]

Images of the Volvo OR: Action from the Deep South By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 7:41 AM Mon 3 Nov 2008
Images from the last stage of Leg 1 in the South Atlantic as the fleet head to the off Cape Town ...[more]

Images of the Volvo OR: PUMA Racing second Leg 1 By Volvo Ocean Race Media, 6:28 AM Mon 3 Nov 2008
US entry PUMA Racing (Ken Read) has finished second on leg 1 of the Volvo, Ocean Race ...[more]

Volvo OR Images: Finish of Leg 1 - Ericsson 4 By Volvo Ocean Race media, 5:20 AM Mon 3 Nov 2008
Images from the finish of Leg 1 off Cape Town of the first leg winner, Ericsson 4 (Torben Grael) ...[more]

Hugo Boss sails again By Gail Williams, France , 12:35 AM Mon 3 Nov 2008
Saturday afternoon, Hugo Boss left the port for the first few hours of sea trials following her repairs. All went well and when Hugo Boss returned to her rightful home alongside the other Open 60’s on the Vendée pontoons ...[more]

Ericsson 4 wins first Volvo Ocean Race Leg By VOR Media, 5:09 PM Sun 2 Nov 2008
At 05:54 GMT or 07:54am local time, Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael, drifted across the finish line off Cape Town to win Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]

Storm drives Virgin Money on Atlantic quest By Alex Mills, 5:16 AM Fri 24 Oct 2008
Richard Branson and the Team Origin crew have been going for just over 24 hours and the first signs of fatigue are starting to show. In preparation for the rough conditions forecast, the crew onboard Virgin Money has tried to get as much rest as possible before the predicted winds of up to 50kts hit their decks ...[more]

Volvo Race - Green Dragon leads past scoring gate By Volvo media, Volvo Ocean Race , 4:43 AM Fri 24 Oct 2008
Green Dragon - Ian Walker/GBR - passed through the Volvo Race scoring gate at Fernando de Noronha, on Thursday in the lead at 12:24 GMT. They moved clear to the top of the score board for a short time with six points, before Ericsson 4 - Torben Grael/BRA - followed through at 13:59 GMT. They both sit at the top of the table with six points ...[more]

Virgin Money chases Atlantic Record By Event Media, USA , 1:47 AM Thu 23 Oct 2008
The 99ft monohull maxi-yacht Virgin Money set sail Wednesday morning on its Cross-Atlantic Challenge. Richard Branson, his children and the Team Origin crew, which includes Mike Sanderson as co-skipper and triple Olympic Gold medallist Ben Ainslie, aim to break the world record for crossing the Atlantic Ocean, currently set at 6 days 17 hours, 39 minutes and 52 seconds ...[more]

Counting Down to the Volvo Ocean Race By Southern Spars Media, 5:57 PM Tue 7 Oct 2008
The Volvo Ocean Race, described by some as the ‘Everest of Sailing’, is undeniably the world’s premier global race, and one of the most demanding team sporting events in the world. Eight competing teams will sail across 37,000 nautical miles of the globe, crossing the start line in Alicante, Spain on 11 October - the teams will visit 11 ports around the world. ...[more]

Tony Reaper appointed to Southern Spars role By Southen Spars and Sail-World, 5:42 PM Tue 7 Oct 2008
Southern Spars is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Reaper as Composite Rigging Sales Manager. The appointment comes at a time when Composite Rigging is enjoying considerable success with its EC6+ rigging on many leading grand-prix racing yachts. Stemming from this success has been a steady increase in demand for EC6 rigging products across both the racing and cruising markets. ...[more]

Emirates continues Team NZ support with TP52 By Emirates Team NZ media, 9:31 AM Wed 1 Oct 2008
Emirates, the Dubai-based global airline, on Wednesday confirmed its continued support for New Zealand and the sport of sailing by renewing its successful partnership with Emirates Team New Zealand. The airline has also committed to backing Emirates Team New Zealand on the Mediterranean TP52 regatta circuit next year. ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ announce TP52 build and campaign By Richard Gladwell, 7:01 AM Wed 1 Oct 2008
Emirates Team New Zealand today announced their new TP52 at a media function in Auckland. The new yacht as announced previously will be built by Cookson Boats on Auckland's North Shore, and has been under construction for two weeks. The spars will be built by Southern Spars and the sails by North Sails New Zealand. ...[more]

Day 1 of Nations Cup Qualifier - AUS and NZL By RNZYS Media, 12:16 PM Fri 26 Sep 2008
After a morning practice session comprising a mixed round-robin at the request of the competitors, racing got underway at 1.30 this afternoon in absolutely sparkling conditions but with a shifty light south-westerly breeze that ranged from 8 – 13 knots. Racing was made challenging for sailors and the race management personnel alike. ...[more]

ASB Finn 2008: The eve of the Games By Dan Slater, 11:31 AM Sat 9 Aug 2008
Dan Slater reports on the ASB Finn 2008 campaign on the eve of the first race in the 2008 Olympic Regatta: Well tomorrow is really what the last four years has all been about and its exciting that it has finally come round. I have had a great build up and everything has been great. The boat feels good and looks good I feel good... ...[more]

Audio: Dan Slater previews first race of Olympics By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, 8:49 PM Fri 8 Aug 2008
NZ Olympic Finn representative, Dan Slater previews the first race of the Olympic Regatta, covering the conditions over the past week, who he believes his main opposition will be in the Finn class and reveals some of the secret developments that have been achieved by North sails and Southern Spars. ...[more]

ASB Finn: 'Weed is still a massive problem' By Dan Slater, 6:13 AM Fri 18 Jul 2008
Dan Slater reports from the ASB Finn campaign building up to the 2008 Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao. 'The weed is still a massive problem and the last two days it has got lots worse. This has made racing and testing really difficult and almost unfair. On one ½ mile beat today I had to clear the rudder and centerboard 6 times. Some patches are up to 25m long on the course area. ' ...[more]

Andrew Brown reports on the 2008 Moth Worlds By Andrew Brown, Force Racing, 7:37 AM Sun 13 Jul 2008
The Moth Worlds 20008 ended up being two days of racing after five days of no racing. On Thursday four races were held with two in the morning then two after a lunch break. With 99 boats on the startline the start was a huge part of the race and in the first race I had a shocker, getting into irons out of a tack and then having to catch up the rest of the race. ...[more]

Moth at last - Racing on Worlds Day 5 By Alexandra Harris, 5:08 AM Fri 11 Jul 2008
After four days of howling winds, the 99 boat 2008 Moth World Championship fleet raced today in Weymouth UK. Thierry Martinez was on the water for today's four races. Here are a few of his images. ...[more]

Speedboat takes advantage of Southern Technology By Richard Gladwell, Offshore Yachting magazine, 9:32 PM Wed 9 Jul 2008
Soaring an impressive forty six metres above the Viaduct Basin in downtown Auckland, Speedboat’s rig represents the new leading edge in spar and rigging technology. Constructed a few metres away in Southern Spar’s factory in nearby Pakenham Street, the state of the art carbon spar is stepped aboard the most powerful racing yacht in the world. ...[more]

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