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Outhaul Claw

About the Outhaul Claw – In 2011, when trying to attain maximum performance for the furling booms for Dubois 101m rigs, the designers at Southern Spars encountered a problem – it wasn’t possible to carry clew load of reefed sails…

Team Sanya arrive in Cape Town after retiring from leg 1 due to severe damage. Team Sanya are currently building a replacement bow section that will be fitted over the coming days. (Photo Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)
Southern Spars and Volvo Ocean Race – Moving Ahead

The relationship between Southern Spars and the Volvo Ocean Race continues to grow, and we look forward to being the rig supplier for the next event. We recently had a visit from Nick Bice, head of the Boat Yard, the…

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Southern Spars Congratulates VOR Competitors

Southern Spars wishes to congratulate all teams and sailors involved in the 2014-2015 VOR (Volvo Ocean Race), as the first race with a one-design rule, this edition will never be forgotten. With the yachts now identical, a premium was placed…

Taking rigging technology to new heights

This year Southern Spars has been riding the leading edge of technology at the grand prix level of yacht racing and applying the lessons learned to increasingly sophisticated production techniques for both racing and custom cruising yachts. These exciting developments…

Southern Spars Paul MacDonald relocates to London

Paul MacDonald, a director at Southern Spars, specialising in superyacht sales, is relocating from the company’s Auckland office to London, UK. MacDonald is a senior member of the Southern Spars team and a veteran of the Whitbread Round the World…