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Southern Spars breakfast returns to Monaco Boat Show with America's Cup focus

by Southern Spars 26 Sep 2019 14:15 PDT 27 September 2019
Sit Stephen Tindall and Matteo de Nora at the Southern Spars Breakfast held at the 2019 Monaco Boat Show along with the America's Cup and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron © Southern Spars

Southern Spars famous breakfast event returned today during the Monaco Yacht Show, it was held together with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS).

Talking about the company’s latest projects and developments, Southern Spars welcomed the industries most influential representatives, including some of the best naval architects, designers, owners, captains and yards, whilst showcasing the America’s Cup trophy.

An exclusive guest list was in attendance at the event at the Fairmont Monte Carlo, led by the Honourable Ms. Jane Coombs, New Zealand’s Ambassador to Monaco, France, Portugal and Senegal, as well as Matteo de Nora and Sir Stephen Tindall, Team Principal and Board Chairman respectively from ETNZ.

Thanks to Southern Spars’ contributions to the team’s triumphant success in the 35th America’s Cup and the long standing relationship with them and the RNZYS, the Auld Mug was also able to make an exclusive appearance.

The team of presenters at the breakfast was comprised of Southern Spars’ Paul MacDonald and Dale Morris who spoke about the company’s developments in technology and both the impressive completed and current projects.

Future Fibres’ Head of R&D Jonathan Duval briefed the group on the latest developments in the company and introduced the revolutionary hybrid carbon rigging, AEROsix. Whilst North Sails’ Jeremy Elliot, who heads up North Sails Design Services, elaborated on the design service synergy amongst the North Technology Group companies.

The event was concluded with the General Manager of the RNZYS, Hayden Porter, who spoke about the key anticipated events that will surround the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland.

As the leading high performance spar manufacturer, Southern Spars wants to thank all of the guests that attended this successful event and looks forward to gathering the industries finest once again next year.

About Southern Spars

Southern Spars specialises in the design and construction of carbon fibre spars and components, rigging and rig servicing. As the industry pioneer, Southern Spars built its first carbon spar in 1990. Since then the company has pursued a passion for delivering world class cruising and racing spars, carbon rigging and service.

About North Technology Group (“NTG”)

North Technology Group originated with worldwide sailmaking leader North Sails in 1957. Founded by Lowell North in a garage in San Diego, USA, NTG has grown into a diverse family of companies serving marine and manufacturing markets worldwide. Each company was built on the principle of delivering advanced performance through superior technology and a commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer service. Other NTG companies include; Edgewater Power Boats, North Cutting Systems, North Thin Ply Technology, and Southern Spars, the industry leader in composite spar and rigging. For more information, please visit:

About North Sails Group

North Sails, the largest division of North Technology Group, is the world leader in sailmaking technology. North Sails holds the patent for 3Di, a unique composite construction process that produces high-performance sails that approach the shape holding of a rigid foil. North Sails is the sailmaker of choice on the majority of America’s Cup, Grand Prix, ocean race boats and Superyachts. North Sails offers a wide range of performance 3D and paneled sails for cruising sailors and is the world’s leading sailmaker for one-design classes with more National, World and Olympic Class victories than all other sailmakers combined.

About Future Fibres

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. Future Fibres offers a complete range of fixed, dynamic rigging and furling cable solutions.

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