2012 ROLEX SYDNEY TO HOBART
For the eighth year in a row, a Southern Spars rigged yacht has obtained the Rolex Sydney to Hobart line honours victory! The first five yachts across the finish line and the first three in IRC overall, all sport Southern Spars rig packages. These great results are a direct link to the companies high performance composite spars and rigging.
Following their 6th line honours victory and obtaining a new course record it was officially announced that Bob Oatley’s Southern Spars rigged Wild Oats XI won the historic IRC overall trophy.
Stephen Ainsworth’s Southern Spars rigged 63’ Mini Maxi LOKI (the 2011 race overall winner) was 1st in IRC 1 and 2nd in IRC Corrected Overall in the entire fleet.
The top achieving Southern Spars (*) results are below…
Line Honours (Top 5 yachts home)
1. Wild Oats XI *
2. Ragamuffin Loyal (X Maximus) *
3. Lahana (X Zana & Konica Minolta) *
4. Black Jack *
5. Loki *
IRC All (Top 3)
1. Wild Oats XI *
2. Loki *
3. Black Jack *
IRC Division 0 (Top 2 & 4 out of the top 5)
1. Wild Oats *
2. Black Jack *
4. Ragamuffin Loyal (X Maximus) *
5. Lahana *
IRC Division 1
1. Loki *
2012 COPA DEL REY AUDI MAPFRE
The winners of the 31st Copa del Rey Audi Mapfre regatta were determined after six days of very tight racing in the Bay of Palma. Southern Spars’ rigged RÁN in IRC 0 and Southern Spars’ rigged Audi All4One in IRC1 were the teams to clinch victory in the most important regatta of the Mediterranean.
2012 VOLVO OCEAN RACE
Southern Spars’ rigged CAMPER saved their best till last in their debut Volvo Ocean Race campaign, storming to the leg win they so desired in Galway in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Chris Nicholson's team finished at 00:42:13 UTC scoring the maximum 30 points to take them to a total of 226 points -- almost certainly enough to give them second place overall ahead of PUMA Ocean Racing Powered by BERG.
Only two teams in the Volvo Ocean Race 2012 did not experience serious rig or rigging failures. Those two teams were both equipped with composite spars and EC6 rigging from Southern Spars. Congratulations CAMPER and Telefonica.
2012 WORLD SUPERYACHT AWARDS
The 2012 World Superyacht Awards have been yet another great triumph
for Southern Spars, expressing the quality and caliber of projects that
the company is involved with. Southern Spars would like to congratulate
all of the designers and boat yards that contributed to these remarkable
projects and brought these yachts to life.
Vertigo - Sailing Superyacht of the year
Antares - Sailing yacht 30m - 40m
Hetairos - judges commendation for technical advancements
Destination – Refitted yacht
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MAPFRE PALMA VELA
of picture-perfect sailing conditions decided the winners of the
7th edition of the Mapfre PalmaVela regatta, which gathered 115
boats of 16 countries in the bay of Palma. The event`s closing day confirmed Southern Spars’ rigged Azzurra, Iberdrola and Southern’ rigged Jethou as
the TP52, Soto 40 and Maxi winners respectively, and the Mapfre
PalmaVela as one of the main events of the sailing season`s agenda.
Maxi Overall Results:
1. Jethou **
2. Magic Carpet 2 **
TP52 Overall Results:
1. Audi Azzurra (Matador) **
2. Quantum Racing
3. RAN **
4. Gladiator **
ROLEX CHINA SEA RACE
Congratulations to Southern Spars' rigged Genuine Risk for obtaining line honours victory in the Rolex China Sea race!
-March-ST BARTHS BUCKET
Southern Spars had some great results at the 2012 St Barths Bucket, with Lady B taking out the overall top spot. The newly refited Endeavour
showed of her new Southern Spars rig, EC6 continuous rigging and North
3di sails with an outstanding win in the highly contested J-Class race.
Gazelles Overall Results:
1. Mari-Cha III *
3. P2 *
Mademoiselle Overall Results:
1. Lady B *
2. Ganesha *
3. Twizzle *
J Class Overall Results:
1. Endeavour **
2. Ranger **
3. Velsheda **
Congratulations to the Southern Spars' rigged Gotta Love It 7 team of
Seve Jarvin, Sam Newton and Scott Babbage for their brilliant
performance in successfully defending their title in the Giltinan 18ft
Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.
overall was Southern Spars' rigged Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael
Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas) on 22 points
1. Gotta Love it 7
2. Thurlow Fisher Lawyers
RORC CARIBBEAN 600
The RORC Caribbean 600 was a huge success for Southern Spars and was a
great testament to the work the company is producing. Southern Spars
rigged yachts came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd on line, and 1st and 2nd on
corrected time; a great result.
1. Ran JV72 **
2. Rambler 90 **
1. Hetairos *
2. Rambler 90 **
3. Ran JV72 **
NZ MILLENNIUM CUP 2012
After three days of racing, 33.8m Southern Spars rigged’ Silvertip,
built by Yachting Developments, was declared the winner of the NZ
Millennium Cup 2012. This is a great achievement for Silvertip after
undergoing an extensive refit, which included the retrofitting of
Southern Spars EC6 continuous rigging. All of the yachts that competed for
the title sport Southern Spars rigs; 32m Eclipse, 48.5m Georgia, 44m
Imagine and 39.6m Janice of Wyoming, all built by Alloy Yachts.
2012 KEY WEST RACE WEEK
Out of the one hundred and nineteen yachts that competed in the 2012 Key
West Race Week, fifty seven of them sported Southern Spars rigs and six
of them won their divisions. Southern Spars dominated the One Design
fleets with all the Farr 40s, Farr 400s, Farr 30s, Melges 32s and Melges
24s all carrying Southern rigs. Another highlight for Southern Spars
were the three Mini Maxi’s that competed in IRC division 1, which all
utilized Southern rigs and EC6 continuous rigging.