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North Sails NZ e-News for April 2014

'Norths NZ’s Hayden Whitburn (Upfront) trails North NZ’s Andrew Wills Feng Shui in the final race of the NZ Etchells Nationals 2014'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

North Sails NZ presents their latest e-Newsletter, featuring an update on 3DL, and the latest racing successes for the New Zealand loft

 

24 years of innovation has helped 3DL power more winning teams that any other sail in history. And now these weapons-of-choice are more affordable than ever with our updated range of 3DL products.

North 3DL sails have won more Grand Prix races than all other brands combined. In this past year alone 3DL has powered Farr 40, Melges 20, Melges 32 World Champs…just to name a few. 
3DL is thermo-formed on full sized three-dimensional moulds in their precise flying shape, resulting in a longer performance life and smoother shape than any other panelled, string, or laminate sail in the world. 3DL pioneered continuous yarn path, one piece sail construction, and interlaced internal battens.
Our Carbon 3DL sails are made with North's proprietary Flex-Balanced Carbon yarn (lower stretch with better flex resistance than other carbon fibers), resulting in sail longevity that no other sailmaker can provide. Sophisticated North Grand-Prix yarn layouts have been the performance sail benchmark for many years, with better yarn coverage and higher densities producing more upwind boat speed.

For added durability, Performance 3DL sails have a UV stabilizer built into their films meaning less maintenance and more time on the water. 3DL comes in seven varieties, whether you race or cruise there is an option for you...
As an added bonus when you invest in 3DL sails, you are also gaining access to the design team that has powered America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe and Barcelona Around The World winners.

There has never been a better time to have proven performance aboard, so if you are thinking about a new sail let us show you the difference 3DL can make.
 
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Clients and staff of North Sails NZ continue to deliver great results around the country. Here is a wrap-up of who's been on the podium...
 

2014 Auckland - Tauranga Race
Crusader - 1st Line, 1st PHRF
Bushido - 2nd Line, 3rd PHRF

2014 18 Foot Skiff NZ Nationals
Yamaha - 1st
Frank Knight - 2nd
C-Tech - 3rd

2014 Etchell Nationals
Feng Shui - 1st
Upfront - 2nd
Affinity - 3rd


2014 Young 88 Nationals
Danger Zone - 2nd 
Raging Hormones - 3rd (Tanaka Cup Winner)

2014 M-Class Logan Cup
Matara - 1st
Mach One - 2nd
Margaret - 3rd


2014 Lipton Cup
Limited Edition - 1st
 

What our clients have to say...

I employed the services of North Sails in December for a full set of race sails for Limited Edition in the quest to win the Lipton Cup. In March we got it! On behalf of my crew, Matt Mason, Warick Flurrey, Dean Phipps, Tom Dodson, Steve Hyde, a massive thank you to Burns, Willzy and all the North Team. 

Kevin Simmonds - Limited Edition
 

  
 
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18fters - Waitemata harbour, April 5, 2014 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

18fters - Waitemata harbour, April 5, 2014 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

18fters - Waitemata harbour, April 5, 2014 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

18fters - Waitemata harbour, April 5, 2014 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

NZ Etchells Nationals 2014, Day 2, Race 3 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

NZ Etchells Nationals 2014, Day 2, Race 3 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Feng Shui - NZ Etchells Nationals 2014, Day 2, Race 3 -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Crusader at the start of the Auckland Tauranga Race with a full North inventory -  © Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


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