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Volvo Ocean Race - ECsix Tee Shirt Design winner checks out Itajai By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 6:21 AM Thu 16 Apr 2015
The winner of Southern Spars 2014 ECsix Tee Shirt Design competition, has taken up her prize of an expenses paid visit for two to the Volvo Ocean Race Stopover of her choice. This week, Heather McCarthy from the US, has being visiting the Volvo Race fleet in Itajai, Brazil as the stopover of her choice. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: No Easter Break for GAC Pindar and Southern Spars By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 6:27 AM Wed 8 Apr 2015
Southern Spars received an urgent call on the Thursday before Easter, from Volvo Ocean Race to get a spare mast on a ship that weekend. Richard Thorpe of TNL GAC Pindar was immediately on the case, leading a logistical mission for the team at TNL GAC Pindar. The other spare mast is currently getting loaded onto a plane in the Middle East to meet Dongfeng Race Team in Itajai. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars rise to the Volvo Challenge By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com NZL, , 6:26 AM Sat 14 Mar 2015
With a quarter of a century of involvement in Round the World racing, it was an obvious move for Volvo Ocean Race organisers to go to Southern Spars for the one design, supplied Volvo 65 class. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Rob Salthouse compares VO70 with new one design VO65 By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 3:02 PM Sun 8 Mar 2015
Veteran Round the World sailor, Rob Salthouse addressed a large group at the North Sails Auckland Loft, on the new Volvo65 one design used for the Volvo Ocean Race. He outlined the differences between the VO70 and the new VO65 one design, which features a canting keep pin angled at 6 degrees which creates an interesting ride when surfing ...[more]

Southern Spars 'retro-rigged' Wild Oats takes a record 8th line win By Sail-World, , 8:23 PM Fri 9 Jan 2015
While the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was not a record setting edition in terms of speed, the 2014 contest did achieve notable marks along the 628 nm route. For Southern Spars it marks the sixth consecutive year in which the first three across the line utilized masts, booms and ECsix carbon rigging from the company ...[more]

Rolex Sydney Hobart: An inside look at Comanche with Ken Read By Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, , 6:50 AM Mon 29 Dec 2014
Before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, Ken Read, skipper of the US supermaxi Comanche gave this tour above and below decks of Jim and Kristy Clark's new 100ft flyer. ...[more]

Norths Sails News - November 2014: Route du Rhum, Clark's Comanche By Brigid Murphy, , 8:42 AM Wed 12 Nov 2014
November 2014 newsletter from North Sails: Route du Rhum, Clark's Comanche, F-18 US Nationals, Rolex Middle Sea and more ...[more]

Super maxi Comanche sea-trialling - Video By Bridgid Murphy, , 3:47 PM Thu 6 Nov 2014
Comanche, built in Maine (USA) and launched only a couple of weeks ago, features in a just released video by Onne van der Wal. Comanche, which was sailed by Ken Read and the crew from its base in Newport (RI) to Charleston (SC), is currently on a ship to Australia with the intention to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart start on December 26, 2014 ...[more]

North Technology Group announces acquisition of Future Fibres By Josh Impey, , 6:27 AM Thu 6 Nov 2014
North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years ago by Tom Hutchinson and based in Valencia, Spain, Future Fibres is a marine industry leader in high performance carbon cables, masts, booms, spreaders and custom components. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Last chance to win a stopover trip with ECsix By Sail-World, , 8:53 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014
Your last chance to win a trip of a life time to any port of call along the Round the World Race in 2015. All you have to do is design, scribble, write or draw a T-Shirt design and submit it online at www.ecsix.com/contest. 'You don’t have to be a designer to win, we are after the best creative idea that fits our brand' says ECsix’s Scott Vogel. You have just one day left. ...[more]

Southern Spars team celebrates 25 years of success and innovation By Sail-World, , 6:05 PM Tue 14 Oct 2014
The Southern Spars team celebrates the company’s 25th year in operation with a continuous wave of innovation and ongoing expansion of its global operation. The company now employs 550 people worldwide with manufacturing or service facilities in New Zealand , South Africa, USA, Denmark, Sri Lanka and Spain. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Last chance to win a stopover trip with ECsix By Sail-World, , 4:16 AM Fri 3 Oct 2014
Your last chance to win a trip of a life time to any port of call along the Round the World Race in 2015. All you have to do is design, scribble, write or draw a T-Shirt design and submit it online at www.ecsix.com/contest. 'You don’t have to be a designer to win, we are after the best creative idea that fits our brand' says ECsix’s Scott Vogel. You have just one day left. ...[more]

Southern Spars ships the world's tallest masts By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz, , 9:23 PM Wed 1 Oct 2014
Leading world sparmaker, Southern Spars, has shipped two spars for a new 85 metre ketch. The superyacht will carry two 93metre masts which will be the world’s tallest rigs on one gigantic yacht. ...[more]

Southern Spars One Design complete 500th J/70 rig By Sail-World, , 10:26 AM Thu 4 Sep 2014
With just over a week to go until the inaugural J/70 World Championship, the team from Southern Spars One Design are celebrating the build of the 500th J/70 carbon mast at their facility in Sri Lanka. 'The first J/70 prototype rig was tested in 2011. The first five rigs were delivered in 2012 and now here we are two years later having just completed rig #500! ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 11:48 PM Fri 15 Aug 2014
First images of the Chris Nicholson skippered Team Vestas Wind, as she emerges from the paint and fit out facility in Southampton, England. Launch date is set for August 21, 2014 ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicholson in race against time with latest entry By Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz, , 8:36 PM Tue 12 Aug 2014
'It doesn't take very long to explain the timeline we are on with this campaign,' says Chris Nicholson skipper of the seventh entry in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'That's because there's very little time between now and the race start!' ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt By Sail-World, , 12:47 PM Mon 11 Aug 2014
Here's your chance to win a trip for two to one of the seven ports of call in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race. Scott Vogel, President of Composite Rigging, announced that the company is sponsoring the 'ECsix T-Shirt Design Contest.' According to Vogel, 'Everyone and anyone have a chance to win an expense paid 'trip for two' to one of seven ports-of-call along the Round the World Race.' ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries By Team SCA, , 7:54 PM Mon 21 Jul 2014
Team Alvimedica and Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have completed their second Trans-Atlantic crossings, and in the Canary Islands, Team SCA, Team Brunel, and Team Campos are engaged in the Around Canary Island Race - a 650nm trip around the Canary Islands. Here's Team SCA's latest blog from the Around Canary Island Race: ...[more]

Cameron Appleton joins North Sails By Bridgid Murphy, , 1:02 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...[more]

Southern Spars offer free Carbon Furling boom to a lucky owner By Sail-World, , 11:40 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014
Southern Spars is looking for one lucky owner to test out our new Coastal Furl boom and in return you will get to keep the boom. The Coastal Furl is an all carbon furling boom for the 30-40 foot range with a price tag unheard of in the carbon market at only NZD $12,999 RRP. Next year we will see two more size ranges become available for yachts ranging from 40-70 foot. ...[more]

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