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Andrew Brown describes the winning of the 3.7 National Championships By Andrew Brown, 7:58 PM Mon 5 Apr 2010
New 3.7 National Champion Andrew Brown describes the final day of the 2010 3.7 National Championships held at Evans Bay, Wellington: After no racing on Days 1 and 2, it left Day 3 to do five races without a drop race to get the series in! We started at 9am sharp in a northerly breeze of 15kts gusting to 18kts. This breeze was dying through the morning. ...[more]

1,2,3,4,5....... is reward for Southern Spars in Rolex Sydney Hobart By David Glen, Auckland , 6:34 AM Thu 31 Dec 2009
The performances of Alfa Romeo, Wild Oats XI, ICAP Leopard, Investec Loyal and RAN confirm the status of Southern Spars rigs at the forefront of the world's leading offshore yachting events. Southern Spars achieved a notable feat with the fully rigged Ericsson Racing Team and PUMA leading home in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race ...[more]

Boys on Tour 2: It's All About the Sons By Godfrey Cray, Auckland , 6:36 PM Wed 23 Dec 2009
Old Bulls and young guns take out line honors in the Trans Atlantic Rally for Cruising yachts. The 1999 Greg Elliot designed 53 footer owned and skippered by Steve Wilson crossed the line in St Lucia early on December 6th to take line honors and a divisional handicap win in the 158 entry fleet. ...[more]

Boys on Tour 1: 3000nm of Tradewinds sailing across the Atlantic By Simon Gundry, 5:12 PM Wed 23 Dec 2009
Whitbread veteran, and New Zealand sailing legend, Simon Gundry reports from St Lucia on the ARC Race across the Atlantic: 'The New Zealand yacht Rapparee took part in the 2009 ARC race from Gran Canaria Island to St Lucia, some 3000 miles glorious downwind sailing in warm tropical headwinds. She is owned by Southern Spars, Steve Wilson, who brought with him two former Whitbread Round the World r ...[more]

Images of the Waitemata: A day out on Alfa Romeo By Richard Gladwell, 6:55 AM Thu 22 Oct 2009
Earlier this week the media were treated to a couple of hours sailing aboard Alfa Romeo, Neville Crichton's champion supermaxi, which is widely expected to take line honours and the race record in the upcoming HSBC Coastal Classic, which will be contested by around 200 yachts. ...[more]

Southern's Foiling Moth rig explained By Brenna Pringle, 7:59 PM Thu 15 Oct 2009
During the recent CST Moth Worlds held in Oregon, Southern Spars new rig design was put to the test. Results are in, and 10 of the top 20 competitors were using Southern Spars kit. So what makes up the Southern Moth rig? ...[more]

Southern Spars EC6 Hybrid has it covered from Foilers to J-class By Brenna Pringle, 6:57 PM Thu 15 Oct 2009
Southern Spars' Composite Rigging department has been hard at work developing an innovative EC6 superyacht rigging solution. Following a cautious and calculated process, an exhaustive R&D programme has been carried out including full sized fatigue testing. The result? EC6 Hybrid. ...[more]

Emirates Team New Zealand - blasting in Cartagena By Emirates Team NZ, Cartagena, Spain , 3:04 PM Wed 23 Sep 2009
Check out this stunning video from Emirates Team New Zealand competing in the final round of the Audi MedCup in Cartagena, Spain. ...[more]

Southern Spars’ Rig Pro and RSB Rigging Solutions of Palma join forces By Brenna Pringle, 7:31 PM Thu 10 Sep 2009
Southern Spars Rig pro and RSB Rigging Solutions have announced they are to form a new partnership. The pairing will combine the world-class reputation of Southern Spars’ Rig Pro, with the expertise and facilities of RSB Rigging Solutions. The new alliance will provide a high quality service operation to superyachts in the Med. ...[more]

First ever MedCup Hat Trick for Emirates Team New Zealand By Event media, 5:14 AM Mon 24 Aug 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand became the first team ever to win three consecutive MedCup Circuit regattas when they clinched the Portugal Trophy for the TP52 Series today off Portimao, winning by just 1.5 points from Torbjorn Tornqvist’s Artemis. ...[more]

Richie Boyd appointed Design Engineering Manager at Southern Spars By Brenna Pringle, 11:42 PM Fri 7 Aug 2009
Southern Spars is pleased to announce the appointment of Richie Boyd as Composite Rigging Design and Engineering Manager. Based at Composite Rigging’s Rhode Island Office, he will oversee the day to day function of the design team as well as product development. ...[more]

Images from Cagliari: Day 5 Audi MedCup - Inshore Racing By Chris Cameron, 8:21 AM Sun 26 Jul 2009
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron was on shooting at on Day 5 of the Audi MedCup series in Cagliari, Sardinia ...[more]

Forza Kiwi - Mistral arrives for the Final Day of Audi MedCup By MedCup Media, 6:38 AM Sun 26 Jul 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand add the Region of Sardinia Trophy to the Marseille Trophy after a composed final day of racing in a building Mistral breeze, while Islas Canarias Puerto Calero win the GP42 Series Regatta. ...[more]

Images from Cagliari: Day 3 Audi Med Cup - Coastal Race By Chris Cameron, 11:35 PM Fri 24 Jul 2009
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron was on shooting at on Day 3 of the Audi MedCup series in Cagliari, Sardinia - the Coastal Race ...[more]

Italians do it better on Day 2 of Audi MedCup in Sardinia By MedCup Media, 5:32 AM Thu 23 Jul 2009
Italy's Francesco Bruni called tactics for Matador as they posted a first and second today, rising to challenge the Kiwi dominance in the TP52 Series while his compatriot Vasco Vascotto won twice in the hot seat on the GP 42 Airis. Winners of the season’s opening regatta in Alicante in May, Matador (ARG) reduced ETNZ's margin in the series to just a single point, as the wheels came off the Kiwis. ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ tests the wind at Cagliari By , 10:06 AM Tue 21 Jul 2009
Emirates Team NZ's TP52 was back on the water for the official practice race of the third round of the Audi MedCup circuit at Cagliari, Sardinia, on Monday. Practice days give the teams a chance to get a feel for the course and sniff the breeze under race conditions. The Cagliari sea breeze came in later that expected and there were some small shifts, perhaps a legacy of the strong mistral ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ take overall lead in Audi MedCup By Warren Douglas, 10:05 AM Mon 15 Jun 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand has sealed its win of the second regatta in the Audi MedCup circuit and now leads the series. Grant Dalton: 'We were unlikely to lose this regatta when we went out this morning. Conditions were going to be tricky so the goal was to play the long game and not lose too many points. ...[more]

Images from Marseilles: Day 5 Audi Med Cup By Chris Cameron, 6:49 AM Mon 15 Jun 2009
Top international photographer, Chris Cameron was on shooting at the Audi MedCup series being sailed in a fresh breeze in Marseilles, south of France. ...[more]

Audi MedCup: Emirates Team NZ extend series lead despite penalty By Audi Med Cup Media and Richard Gladwell, 6:52 AM Sun 14 Jun 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand extended their lead in the Audi MedCup series at Marseilles today, despite being forced to take a penalty turn in the first race. The Kiwis were back in the van of the fleet at the time, but were let out of jail with an ubnforced error by the second placed yacht overall, Quantum Racing (USA). ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ extends lead to 12 points By Warren Douglas, Emirates Team NZ, 9:25 AM Sat 13 Jun 2009
Emirates Team New Zealand has extended its overall lead in the Audi MedCup with a solid third placing in the coastal race. With 14.5 points, NZL 380 is 12 points clear of Quantum on 26.5. Matador is third on 36.5. For Friday’s coastal race, the norwesterly wind of 12 knots close inshore with 24 knots further out, set up the day for some close racing on a long downward run out ...[more]

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