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America's Cup: First components leave Southern Spars

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz 6 May 14:51 BST 7 May 2019
Boom and mast laminating area, Southern Spars, November 30, 2017 © Richard Gladwell

Leading international sparmakers, Southern Spars, have posted a short video showing America's Cup mast sections leaving the companies premises in Rosebank Road, Avondale, under the cover of darkness.

The company is expected to build the majority of the "D" shaped spars for the teams contesting the 36th America's Cup, and at one point was reported to have 13 orders for the spars said to be priced at over $1million each.

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