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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]


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]


Hutt International Boy's School win the Harken Schools Regatta 2013 By Amber Roberts, Auckland , 2:33 PM Sun 10 Mar 2013
Hutt International Boys School from Upper Hutt, Wellington, extended their lead on the water today to claim victory in the Harken Schools Regatta 2013. George Gautrey and his team of Callum Pritchard, Dan McDowall and Jono Francis sailed a very consistent regatta, with an impressive 17 points overall and only dropping their worst result, which was still an impressive fifth placing. ...[more]


Ten teams line up for RNZYS Harken Teams Regatta 2013 By Amber Roberts, 12:30 PM Fri 8 Mar 2013
Ten teams of talented youth sailors from schools around New Zealand are descending on the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for this weekend’s Harken Schools Regatta. This event was established in 2007 by the then RNZYS Youth Committee as a great way to showcase the Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme amongst school age sailors in the wider Auckland Region. ...[more]


Harken Youth International: RNZYS crew wins by a 3 second margin By Amber Roberts, Auckland , 6:52 PM Sun 24 Feb 2013
Scott Barnes and his team of Jackson MacFarlane, Rawiri Geddes and Michael Boucher representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron win the Harken Youth International Match Racing Championship 2013! Barnes beat Adam Middleton (RPNYC) 2 nil in this afternoon’s final. Barnes took the first race by 36 seconds, and in the second Middleton came back on the second beat. The wind was shifty and Midd ...[more]


Barnes & Gilmour lead on Day 2 of the RNZYS Harken Youth International By Amber Roberts, Auckland , 7:05 PM Fri 22 Feb 2013
Scott Barnes (RNZYS) and Sam Gilmour (RFBYC) still hold the lead with 8 wins each on day two of the RNZYS Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships 2013. After another day of impressive close racing on the water, the duo hold a two point advantage over the four next placed skippers all tied on 6 wins each. ...[more]


14 Teams in RNZYS Harken Youth International Match Racing title By Amber Roberts, 8:09 PM Tue 19 Feb 2013
Fourteen teams of talented youth sailors from around the world arrive at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for this week’s Harken Youth International Match Racing Championships. Teams from Sweden, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand are getting ready to do battle on the Waitemata Harbour for the illustrious Harken Cup! ...[more]


Vendee Globe: Victory for Francois Gabart, North Sails, and 3Di techno By Sail-World, 4:26 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
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. ...[more]


Ken Read named as new President of North Sails Group By Sail-World, 8:50 PM Thu 13 Dec 2012
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. ...[more]


Hazard and Steele into all NZ final - Harken Int'l Youth Match Racing By Damian Devine, Newport , 5:01 PM Sat 24 Nov 2012
Defending Harken international youth match racing champion Dave Hazard and Chris Steele both representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron will battle it out in an all Kiwi final tomorrow after convincing wins in their semi finals in the 20th Harken International Youth Match racing championships on day three on Pittwater today, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...[more]


Kiwis dominate, semi finalists decided, Day 2 of Harken Int'l Youth By Damian Devine, Newport , 7:14 PM Fri 23 Nov 2012
Racing forged ahead today in the 20th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, hosted by the RPAYC with the completion of the round robin stage of the regatta. Dave Hazard from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron led the way with a perfect scorecard of nine from nine to be the leader going into tomorrow’s semi finals. ...[more]


Defending champion Dave Hazard leader after Day 1 of Harken Youth By Damian Devine, Newport , 5:08 PM Thu 22 Nov 2012
Defending Harken youth match racing champion Dave Hazard representing the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is the provisional leader after day one with 11 of the 14 flights completed in the first round robin on Pittwater today, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. ...[more]


New Elliott 35 SuperSport is launched and places well in maiden race By Elliott Marine, Auckland , 6:37 AM Wed 26 Sep 2012
Crusader the new Elliott 35 SuperSport was launched at Salthouse Boatbuilders last week and sailed her maiden race in the first of the Gold Cup Series held in Auckland on the weekend. The Elliott speedster completed the 44 mile race finishing second on the line well ahead of all but one of the 50 footers. ...[more]


North Sails NZ offer massive 25% discount for September only By Hannah Morris, 10:09 PM Tue 18 Sep 2012
North Sails NZ have announced a massive discount on new sails. There is no better time than now to buy a new sail. Norths are reducing the retail price of their sails by 25% for the month of September and everyone that comes in the door to get a quote will get a free T Shirt, conditions apply*. ...[more]


Working with Classics in an Aramid Age - Part 2 of a look at 3Di By Richard Gladwell, 10:36 AM Thu 28 Jun 2012
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. ...[more]


North Sails: Working with Classics in an Aramid Age By Richard Gladwell, 9:55 AM Tue 26 Jun 2012
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.' ...[more]


Big breeze a false promise for opening day of Young 88 Nationals By Melanie Benton, RNZYS, 7:08 PM Sat 14 Apr 2012
The Young 88 Fleet started with the promise of 20 knots plus at the briefing for their first race of the their 2012 Harken Young 88 National Championships. The weather forecast this morning was not so great. ...[more]


Harken Young 88 National Championships this weekend By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 12:20 PM Thu 12 Apr 2012
The ever popular NZ Young 88 Keelboat National Championships take place this weekend and the winners are guaranteed to take away bragging rights as one of New Zealand’s best sailing crews. The list of skippers and crews will once again include seasoned professionals from The Americas Cup, The Volvo Ocean race, and The World Match Racing Tour. These respected sailors will have their reputatio ...[more]


Perfect scoreline wins 2012 Mistral Class Championships By Katharine Davis, Cockle Bay , 6:54 AM Tue 3 Apr 2012
An excellent weekend racing at Tamaki Yacht Club has just concluded for the 2012 Mistral Class Championship. The sun came out on both Saturday and Sunday and the wind was enough to add a little excitement. The Handicap prize was won by Rob Mason and Stephen Atkinson in 77, Mistarius ...[more]


Harken Schools Regatta 2012 Champions St.Kentigern College By Sara Tucker, Auckland , 9:17 PM Mon 12 Mar 2012
What a difference a drop makes! In a nail biting finish to the Harken Schools Fleet Racing Regatta, between the two St.Kentigern College and KeriKeri High Schools teams, the final results were a tie for first place and only 1 point difference between the top six crews. Michelle Tait and her crew of Jake Tyndall, Jess Allen & Joseph Kearney were the winners on countback and the 2012 Harken ...[more]


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