The 49erFX reaches the First of Many Milestones – 100 Rigs

The 49erFX reached a significant milestone today when the 100th rig was produced at the Southern Spars factory in Sri Lanka.  The team took a break to celebrate their achievement.


49er Class President, Marcus Spillane, had this to say, “We couldn’t be happier with how the team has performed over these first few months.  Demand has been very strong so there have been pressures on the production team to keep up.  The initial allocated supply was only meant to be 50 rigs, we’ve already passed double that and they plan on hitting 137 by the end of the month.  It’s simply amazing!”


Our ‘First Sails’ series on facebook, where teams send us in their pictures from the first time they launch or race, has shown how many teams are loving the fact they get to go skiff sailing every day.  With even more rigs coming out every day those smiles will continue to multiply.