Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - GR

Skippers jostle for a view at the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta

by Richard Gladwell on 3 Sep 2011
North Sails Wind Warriors Regatta - Viaduct Harbour © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
Images from the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta which was held Friday afternoon in the in the newly developed Viaduct Harbour area

There was a good turnout - with standing room at a premium on the dock once racing got underway.









Schaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierT Clewring AC72

Related Articles

UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group
Oakley Capital Investment committed to assisting in further development of leading Marine Technology group North Technology Group (NTG) has confirmed that Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens.
Posted on 4 Mar 2014
The Professional - Part 3 of a conversation with Ken Read
Sail-World's US Editor, David Schmidt talks with Ken Read, President of North Sails, in the third of a three part series Ken Read served as the skipper of Puma Ocean Racing’s entries in the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), where the team finished in second and third place, respectively. Read has worked in various capacities for North Sails since 1996, and in January of 2013 he was promoted to the high-profile role of President.
Posted on 2 Nov 2013
The Professional - Part 2 of a conversation with Ken Read
Dennis Conner shoulder tapped Read to serve as his helmsman during the 2000 and 2003 'Stars & Stripes' campaigns, Dennis Conner shoulder tapped Read to serve as his helmsman during the 2000 and 2003 'Stars & Stripes' campaigns, and Read has also served on the afterguard of plenty of high-profile big-boat campaigns, including George David’s all-conquering 'Rambler'. More recently, Read served as the skipper of Puma Ocean Racing’s entries in the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR).
Posted on 31 Oct 2013
America's Cup - Insider's view- Close enough to touch
North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the Louis Vuitton Cup: North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the Louis Vuitton Cup: Can Artemis make this an event? Does Luna Rossa need to worry about more close calls like the wing skin tearing? Just two of the many questions surrounding the Louis Vuitton Semi finals. The two boats are right outside my office window waiting for the dock out presentation.
Posted on 8 Aug 2013
Christoph Burger to be on board of North Sails Switzerland
Christoph Burger, with immediate effect, will be on board of North Sails to enforce their presence in Switzerland. Christoph Burger, with immediate effect, will be on board of North Sails to enforce their presence in Switzerland. He is born in a sailmaking-family and has 20 years experiences in sailing. He will complete the teams around Daniel Schroff in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and Pierre-Yves Jorand in the French-speaking part.
Posted on 17 Jun 2013
Vendee Globe- Victory for Francois Gabart, North Sails, and 3Di techno
North Sails 3Di technology has won the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, and now the Vendee Globe Over the past three years, North Sails 3Di technology has won the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, and now the Vendee Globe. The first two finishers for this spectacular race carried full North Sails inventories around the world, with the third placed boat a partial inventory.
Posted on 5 Feb 2013
Ken Read named as new President of North Sails Group
Veteran sailmaker and world champion sailor Ken Read to take over as President of North Sails Group in early January North Sails announced today that Volvo Ocean Race skipper and veteran sailmaker Ken Read will return to North Sails in the role of president in early January, 2013. Read will take over for current president Gary Weisman, who has served at the helm of the world's largest sailmaker for 16 years, and who plans to retire within the next 4 months.
Posted on 13 Dec 2012
Working with Classics in an Aramid Age - Part 2 of a look at 3Di
Continuing Sail-World's tour of the North Sails' Auckland, NZ loft looking at the use of 3Di with various classes and mo Continuing the Sail-World's story on North Sails working with the classic J class yachts and 3Di: North’s production isn’t limited to the grey of 3Di. Often they will have four materials on the loft floor – 3Di, 3DL, Dacron and spinnaker nylon. 'The size of the sails being built has required some original thinking in terms of machinery, says Production Manager Matt Smeaton.
Posted on 28 Jun 2012
North Sails- Working with Classics in an Aramid Age
In the Aramid Age of Sailmaking, grey sails are becoming an increasing sight amongst harbour and club racers In the Aramid Age of Sailmaking, grey sails are becoming an increasing sight amongst harbour and club racers, as well as on the international racing scene. The rapid take up of the new technology of 3Di has surprised even North Sails’ NZ Designer, Burns Fallow. 'Two years ago we would have had ten 3DL sails for every 3Di. Now it is about even.'
Posted on 26 Jun 2012
Virbac-Paprec 3 wins Barcelona World Race with 3Di sails from Norths
Virbac-Paprec 3, became the first yacht to circumnavigate the world with a complete set of 3Di sails from North Sails Virbac-Paprec 3’s success in the Barcelona World Race utilising 3Di sails from North Sails as part of a complete North Sails inventory will be music to the ears of Volvo Ocean Race teams using the product when the race starts at the end of this year. This week Virbac-Paprec 3, skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, became the first yacht to circumnavigate the world with a complete set
Posted on 7 Apr 2011