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ADVANCED RIGGING PROJECTS?

WHAT MAKES
RIGGING ZINGING @FIRST. 

Easy access to the best of Solent. Next door to Ocean Village and Hamble Point Marinas. With Southampton docks at hand we serve global sailors.

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35M MAST OR 75T YACHT

YARD EQUIPMENT

We are equipped and qualified to take on rigging projects on some of the largest yachts in UK

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MAST & SPARS ATELIER

SPRAY BOOTH 

UK only dedicated MAST & SPAR paint booth, ready to accommodate masts up to 37 meters long. Temperature controlled and ventilated environment for the perfect curing process.

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RIGGERS CAVE

WORKSHOPS

We focus on advanced rigging projects, so we have dedicated our yard to do just that. From 37 meter long workshop for manufacturing WIRE RIGGING, COMPACT RIGGING, ROD RIGGING, and assembly of SYNTHETIC RIGGING to dedicated mast and spar restoration workshop, finally fully equipped machine shop capable of manufacturing bespoke parts or repair of discontinued parts. 

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HELPING SAILORS

24/7 ANYWHERE

Worldwide support network. We routinely travel to the world most known marinas and most secluded location alike to help sailors. We have been shipping replacement parts to our customers closing on Arctic circle, or delivering replacement block or new halyard 20 minutes before the race cannon blasting off.

 

RIGGERS & SAILORS

THE FS TEAM

Collective of 100+ years of experience in rigging and professional sailing. 

 
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PAV BARWICZ

The Chief. Pav is pure passion for yachts and sailing. Professional racer and one of the most experienced riggers and industry experts worldwide. I spent years sailing world regattas, working on ships in the USA, South Africa, Australia, and Europe. Coming from a family of yacht designers, he brings years of experience into his fight to revolutionise the rigging industry.

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ARTUR SKRZYSZOWSKI

Professional sailor and skipper. In the past, co-skipper on sailing expeditions to Antarctica (2011-2015) and skipper and co-owner of the racing yacht Reichel Pugh 48 (2016-2019). We participated in such regattas as Sydney Hobart, Fastnet, Middle Sea Race, and Doublehanded World Championship. We are dedicated to the rigging and sailmaking industry, representative of OneSails in Poland and First Spars in Central Europe.

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AGNES SCHRAMM-NEWTH

A professional mariner with 150K+ M of offshore and ocean World sailing and racing, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor, a graduate of a Full Professional Yachting programme at  Sailing Academy (UKSA) RYA instructor and assessor in various RYA schools Worldwide, an owner of SAIL PRO School of Yachting, RYA TC. A leader and leading Instructor in various sail training projects, including IMOCA 60 teams. A professional delivery skipper for different yacht owners over the decades. With a strong business background, working in CEO and managerial positions with experience on projects with companies like French Telecom, Vattenfall, Volvo, Nestle and many more. BBA and MBA graduate.

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LIAH  HUNTER

Liah's passion is racing, offshore and women’s sailing. She refitted and campaigned her offshore racing boat in Australia, winning the Port Phillip Women’s Championship two years in a row, coming third in the 2020 Victorian Coastal Series. Off the water, Liah enjoys sewing and drawing. She has recently returned to the UK to study Small Craft Architecture at university and has recently joined our team, specialising in running rigging.

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MICHAEL DRAIN

Mike began dinghy sailing when he was 12 and quickly became hooked on racing, moving on to faster asymmetric twin trapeze dinghies. Eventually, moving to the South coast, he enjoys racing in the Solent on all sizes and types of boats and shares his expertise as a member of the FS Team.

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NED

Ned is one of the most experienced shipwrights in the area. Beginning his career in a woodworking shop, then quickly became an expert in all types of wood restoration projects on yachts. Over the last decade, he has gained an unparallel understanding of all aspects of yacht construction and rigging.

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THINGS THAT MATTER

CODE OF ETHICS

At FIRST SPARS we aim to be synonymous with excellence. our understanding of services we offer is a combination of design aesthetics, craftsmanship and technology at the service of the most demanding sailor.

#01  PASSION