Please select your home edition
Edition
SOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90

America's Cup: Future Fibres to supply aerofoil carbon rigging for AC75's

by Future Fibres 29 Aug 2018 06:01 PDT 30 August 2018
Gurit has been announced as the supplier of rigging to Emirates Team New Zealand since 1995 © Richard Gladwell

America’s Cup Event Limited (ACE) and the Challenger of Record (COR) have engaged Future Fibres to supply its new AEROrazr rigging to all teams competing in the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada.

The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport and considered by many the premier sailing event. Historically, the race has pitted the world’s finest sailing contenders running the world’s optimum performance sailing yachts against each other. From inception, the America’s Cup has strongly embraced technical innovation.

Future Fibres is the world’s pre-eminent supplier of composite rigging, with creativity and high performance driving its continued growth. With the America’s Cup sharing these same values, this is a platform for a strong alliance. For the 36th America’s Cup, Future Fibres will supply their latest design, AEROrazr. This newly developed aerofoil shaped solid carbon rigging is created especially for elite grand prix racing. ? Speaking about selecting Future Fibres, Martin McElwee, Head of Emirates Team New Zealand rigging said: “With Future Fibres’ reputation and experience in the grand prix racing arena, we believe they are the perfect choice to supply the rigging for the upcoming America’s Cup. Their new AEROrazr product is pushing the boundaries of innovation and we believe that using this rigging will push the AC75s performance to its maximum. Having already worked so successfully with Southern Spars, their parent company, we know that our partnership with Future Fibres will bring the same results.”

Future Fibres’ solid carbon RAZR rigging was custom designed and supplied to all nine newly built TP52 boats currently competing in the 52 Super Series, the world’s leading grand prix monohull racing circuit.

With the America’s Cup showcasing the most advanced and technically progressive yachts on the planet, their selection of AEROrazr acknowledges the commitment Future Fibres has made through their ground-breaking design innovations placing them at the very cutting edge of the sport of sailing.

Sam Watson, CEO of Southern Spars and Future Fibres, responded to being selected for this honour: “At Future Fibres we are delighted to supply our new AEROrazr product as the one design rigging for the AC75 Class boats. With the introduction of aerofoil profiles to our already successful RAZR rigging product we have taken another significant step in our high performance rigging offering. We look forward to working with all of the teams in the 36th Americas Cup.”

About Future Fibres:

Future Fibres is a Southern Spars brand, the world’s largest carbon spar maker and a division of the North Technology Group. Future Fibres has produced first class rigging systems for both standing rigging and torsional cables for almost 25 years. Their company is comprised of a dedicated team of designers, engineers and technicians delivering exceptional technical support to all projects. As manufacturers of both solid rod and ECsix multi-strand cables, Future Fibres has a suitable composite rigging solution for every segment of the yachting world.

Related Articles

Southern Spars: Bronenosec Sailing Team's new TP52
Southern Spars and Future Fibres working with Bronenosec Sailing Team All the team at Southern Spars and Future Fibres are extremely proud to have been working with Bronenosec Sailing Team - TP52 on the design and construction of their new 52 Super Series boat rig package. Posted on 28 Apr
Integrated NTG rig package is the top choice
Southern Spars are working hard to bring forward the delivery of a replacement mast for Proteus Following the dismasting of Proteus while training for the RORC Caribbean 600 earlier this month, Southern Spars are now working hard to bring forward the delivery of a replacement mast Posted on 5 Mar
Cup orders push Southern Spars to recruit offshore
Top spar manufacturer, Southern Spars has bulging order books and is looking for skilled staff The worlds leading spar manufacturer, Southern Spars has bulging order books and is looking for skilled staff for a range of roles. Work is expected to increase with a new superyacht facility recently announced for Auckland. Posted on 13 Feb
Future Fibres opens new facility in Valencia
Southern Spars rigging division, Future Fibres, is expanding and strengthening its management team. Future Fibres has announced the signing of a long-term lease agreement for a new factory space. The new space will facilitate a significant increase in operational capability to support Future Fibres' strongly growing business activities. Posted on 29 Nov 2018
RigPro expands and offers 24x7 emergency service
RigPro expands to more locations through a global franchise, introduce a 24/7 emergency response RigPro plans to expand to more locations through a global franchise, introduce a 24/7 emergency response service, strengthen its presence at regattas and expand its service design engineering practice – all with the goal of becoming more responsive. Posted on 8 Oct 2018
Southern Spars to partner with British Am Cup team
Southern Spars, has announced they will be supplying the rig to the newly formed INEOS TEAM UK. Southern Spars has announced it will be supplying the rig to the INEOS TEAM UK for the upcoming America's Cup. The arrangement is not believed to be exclusive to INEOS Team UK and Southern Spars will continue to work with other teams and Team New Zealand. Posted on 22 Aug 2018
Am Cup: Viaduct Holdings' plan is a Show-Stopper
Loss of waterfront superyacht facility could be the death march for the NZ marine industry The surprise announcement of a new plan for the America's Cup bases in Auckland by Viaduct Harbour Holdings Ltd has given rise to new concerns from the marine industry over the loss of the facility known as "Site 18" on Auckland's waterfront. Posted on 1 Mar 2018
New lighter wooden rig for Endeavour replica
Southern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project Sophie In the past few months Southern Spars has been lucky enough to take part in a unique retrofit project, Project Sophie, which will come to fruition this spring. Posted on 19 Feb 2018
Follow in "Buddy" Walker's footsteps at Southern
A career at Southern Spars can take you anywhere in the world – just look at ‘Buddy' Walker. A career at Southern Spars can take you anywhere in the world – just look at ‘Buddy' Walker. Buddy came to us for a career in the marine industry and was quick to put in the hours during the high-pressure build programme for the kiwi America's Cup boat. Posted on 13 Feb 2018
SOUTHERN-SPARS-MISSY-FURLING-BOOMS-728-X-90 BottomSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomSOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 Bottom