The Professional-part one of a conversation with Ken Read
By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle ,
7:50 AM Sun 27 Oct 2013
Ken Read (52) has been commanding sailing headlines for the past thirty-plus years, starting with his collegiate days at Boston University where he was a three-time Collegiate All American and the Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s College Sailor of the Year (1982), through his time as a J/24 and Etchells champion and a respected sailmaker in his hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. ...
Christoph Burger to be on board of North Sails Switzerland
By North Sails Schweiz,
11:37 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013
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. ...
North Sails overview of One Design racing in Australia
By David O'Connor,
3:20 AM Mon 30 Jan 2012
North Sails Australia - It’s been a very busy time for One Design racing in Australia over the past couple of weeks and there is plenty more to come.
We’ve just had the Victorian Etchells States where Noel Drennan from North Sails Melbourne once again took out the title. Mark Tonner displayed good boat speed and raced well with smart boat position to place second overall ...
The Grey Knights of Sailing
By Dave O'Connor,
9:19 AM Wed 21 Dec 2011
This past weekend saw Sydney Harbour host the jousting of sailing's new 'Grey Knights', our well known racers who are competing in the Rolex Trophy Series but are now sporting their new armour, the distinctive grey of North Sails latest 3Di product. These grey sails mounted above their contrasting hulls added a new dimension to the atmosphere and challenge of racing. ...
North Sails F11 Sail Development
By North Sails,
8:45 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011
During the past four months, the North Sails One Design Australia crew have been hard at work on developing a new set of Flying eleven performance sails. Both Michael Coxon and David O’Connor have been developing and perfecting these designs with a couple of young sailors from Lake Macquarie as an initiative to become more involved with junior sailing in Australia. ...
Sailing Clinic - Trim with North Sails
By David O'Connor,
6:02 AM Fri 21 Oct 2011
Middle Harbour Yacht Club's next Sailing Clinic on Wednesday 26th October 2011 at 7.30pm will be run by North Sails Australia as part of their MHYC 2011/2012 sponsorship to support club racing. This is a great opportunity to learn how to trim your sails efficiently and fast with the seminar focusing on the key aspects of rig and sail set up, trimming techniques and some top tips for boat handling ...
North Sails Australia merges with North Sails Melbourne Loft
By North Sails,
1:06 PM Mon 10 Oct 2011
Managing Director of North Sails Australia, Michael Coxon, and the principal of Melbourne’s North Sails loft, veteran yachtsman Ross Lloyd, have jointly announced the merger of the Melbourne operations into North Sails Australia and the signing of Noel 'Nitro' Drennan. ...
North Sails and Yachting QLD supporting junior sailing in Regional QLD
By Media Services,
2:29 PM Wed 28 Sep 2011
The camp which was organised by Yachting Queensland had a range of different classes including 29ers, 420’s, Sabots and Optimists accompanied by some of Australia’s top coaches including; Adrian Finglas, Andrew Gough, Ben Callard and David O’Connor from North Sails Australia. ...
4:52 PM Tue 16 Aug 2011
North Sails E news letter - 3Di, Sydney to Southport and Hamilton Island Race Week, North Sails repair service, One Design news and more ...
Junior sailors the key to Optimist sail development
By Brendan Maxwell,
9:46 AM Tue 26 Jul 2011
Over the past three months North Sails one design dinghy expert Dave O’Connor and three of Australia’s top junior Optimist sailors from Sydney including Shaun Conner, Jim Colley and Chris Phillips, have been working hard and testing some of the latest Optimist sail designs from North Sails. ...
Photographs are copyright by law. If you wish to use or buy a photograph you must contact the photographer directly (there is a hyperlink in most cases to their website, or do a Google search.) with your request.
Please do not contact
as we cannot give permission for use of other photographer’s images.