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UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group By Brigid Murphy, Milford, CT, USA , 5:07 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014
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. ...[more]


Southern Spars: Your chance to join one of the world's iconic builders By Sail-World, , 6:57 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014
One of New Zealand's premier marine manufacturing companies, Southern Spars, is looking to take on new staff as business expands. This is your chance your chance to join one of the world's iconic companies in sailing and be involved the design, build and support for clients needing top quality spars and related equipment for their superyacht, grand prix racer, America's Cup yachts ...[more]


Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ By NZ Marine, , 10:22 PM Wed 29 Jan 2014
Leading superyacht designer Ed Dubois gives his take on the New Zealand boat building industry, commenting on New Zealand's straight forward business approach and the openness to new ideas. Ed shares why New Zealand has the skills, innovation and expertise to make it one of the best boat building countries in the world. ...[more]


Nine wins in nine years - Southern Spars has the secret formula! By Josh Impey, Auckland, NZ , 6:12 AM Wed 8 Jan 2014
Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken Line Honours victory in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart nine years running. What is more significant to note is that Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken all of the podium spots for the past five years and top five in the past two years. ...[more]


The Professional - Part 3 of a conversation with Ken Read By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 8:20 AM Sat 2 Nov 2013
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. ...[more]


The Professional - Part 2 of a conversation with Ken Read By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 8:11 AM Thu 31 Oct 2013
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). ...[more]


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. ...[more]


Predictwind: Beat them in a Nor-Wester - 2013 PIC Coastal Classic By 2013PIC Coastal Classic, 9:31 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
At Monday night's awesome race clinic, we had speakers from PredictWind.com, B&G, and North Sails, share their knowledge about sailing in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. Much was discussed, but here's a short synopsis of what was said: ...[more]


America's Cup - Ken Read's View: The Cup that will never end By Ken Read, San Francisco, USA , 7:23 PM Tue 24 Sep 2013
North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the America's Cup Regatta: OK, this is getting out of hand. The city is taking apart the grand stands. The cruise ship terminal has been taken back for functions planned years ago--not America's Cup-related. But there are still two boats going out to the race course today with no end in sight! ...[more]


America's Cup - Ken Read's View: Why both AC72's continue to progress By Ken Read, San Francisco, USA , 4:02 PM Mon 16 Sep 2013
North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the America's Cup Regatta: People have been talking about the fact that the two participants in this America's Cup seem to be constantly improving. Well, that is because the AC Rules work in a way that let the teams tweak their boats so they can continue to change, develop and still measure in. ...[more]


North Sails NZ seasonal discounts are back with 25% off By Sail-world.com, 5:34 PM Fri 6 Sep 2013
North Sails NZ seasonal discounts are back with 25% off retail prices for a strictly limited time. Whether you are after a new cruising jib or a full wardrobe of our groundbreaking 3Di sails, you'll get the same unsurpassed levels of design, quality, and after-sales service. ...[more]


America's Cup - Ken Read's View: Red Bull teams are ready for racing By Ken Read, San Francisco, USA , 9:43 PM Mon 2 Sep 2013
North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the America's Cup Regatta: 10 Teams from around the world. All under the age of 25. All went through a trials period and were chosen because of their talent. And all are finding out that an event like this is about a LOT more than sailing - press functions, fundraising, dock out shows and TV. ...[more]


America's Cup - Ken Read's View: Foggy day on San Francisco Bay By Ken Read, San Francisco, USA , 12:53 AM Thu 29 Aug 2013
North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the Louis Vuitton Cup: Fog's in this morning here on San Francisco Bay. Does that mean big breeze? Typically, but hopefully not the same scenario as yesterday when the second race of the day had to be canceled due to wind strength that was consistently over the imposed safety wind limits. ...[more]


North Sails Bay of Islands opens its doors By Zoe Hawkins, 10:19 PM Wed 28 Aug 2013
The world’s largest and most reputable sailing brand, North Sails, is setting up shop in the Bay of Islands, and the operation will be headed by one of the industry’s most experienced sailmakers, Roger Hall. Opua is the first port of call for over 400 cruising yachts a year, has a thriving race scene, and hosts the annual Bay of Islands Sailing Week. ...[more]


America's Cup - Ken Read's View: Patience is a Virtue By Ken Read, San Francisco, USA , 8:41 PM Tue 20 Aug 2013
North Sails President and TV Commentary Team member, Ken Read gives his insider's view of the Louis Vuitton Cup:After technical difficulties in LV Finals Race 3, we are reminded that good things come to those who wait The bottom of Luna Rossa's wing gave them trouble in Race 2. The port side 'wing arm' ultimately lead to their withdrawal from Race 3. Lets be honest. Frustration rules the day ...[more]


America's Cup - Insider's view: Close enough to touch By Ken Read, 10:52 PM Thu 8 Aug 2013
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. ...[more]


Southern Spars make two finals at the 2013 Auckland Exporter Awards By Sail-World, 10:33 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013
Southern Spars NZ, an Auckland-based world leader in carbon spars and rigging is a finalist in two categories at the 2013 Auckland Exporter of the year Awards. Southern Spars NZ has been selected as a finalist in the Auckland Export Awards 2013 in two categories - The Westpac Exporter of the Year award (total sales over $25 million) and the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Commercialisation ...[more]


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. ...[more]


Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts By Josh Impey, 8:20 PM Wed 22 May 2013
With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is leading the way with design, technology and manufacturing of composite spars and rigging. ...[more]


North Sails to provide one-design sails for VOR Teams in 2014-15 Race By Sail-World, 9:16 PM Mon 20 May 2013
North Sails have been selected to provide one design sails for the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, complementing the one design hulls and one design rigs being supplied by North's sister company Southern Spars. In keeping with the multi-national supplier theme of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race, the sails have been designed and tested in New Zealand, built in USA and finished in France ...[more]


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