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America's Cup : Emirates Team NZ's AC72 - NZL5 goes down the mine? By Chris Cameron, 9:52 PM Wed 20 Feb 2013
Emirates Team New Zealand are just a few days into testing their new AC72 - and certainly seem to be putting the 72ft foiling catamaran cat through her paces. Whether this trip down the mine was deliberate or not , is a matter of conjecture, but in the remainder of the images there doesn't seem to be too many issues aside from flying spray. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Spar build well underway at Southern Spars By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:58 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars to be mast supplier for Volvo 65 By Sail-World, 10:19 PM Mon 17 Dec 2012
New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. For the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races, Southern Spars will supply a high modulus mast, high modulus racing box boom and a full EC6 bundled carbon fibre rod rigging package with deflected backstays for the ...[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]


Stack Winter Champs hit the spot By Zoe Hawkins, 8:11 AM Wed 10 Oct 2012
A great group of organisers and supporters, including Murrays Bay Sailing Club, Yachting New Zealand, The Water Shed, Harken, Burnsco, Force Racing, and major sponsor Stack Business Interiors, pulled together to make last week's Stack Winter Champs a terrific event. ...[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]


Wednesday Night Blast: Pressing the 'Go' button By Ben Gladwell, 9:40 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Ben Gladwell was in action again with his Go-Pro, this time on board a Shaw 650 in 25kts of breeze on the Waitemata. Hang on for the ride! ...[more]


Young 88s sharpen skills with North Sails Coaching Clinic By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 7:37 PM Mon 5 Dec 2011
On Sunday November 6th four Young 88s assembled at the RNZYS for a briefing prior to a day of intense on the water coaching. The aim was for the Y88 association to work with North Sails (one of our sponsors) and a limited number of North’s Y88 customers to test a coaching concept. ...[more]


North Sails run Coaching Clinic for Young 88 class - Video By Gonzalo Tome for Argentina Marine Media, 9:30 PM Wed 9 Nov 2011
North Sails Auckland loft recently organised a coaching clinic for the Young 88 class. The clinic was run by Head Coach: Andrew Wills assisted by Coaches: Josh Tucker, Jim Maloney, Miles Addy and Hadleigh Pendergast. Here's a video of the day in New Zealand's most popular one design keelboat class. ...[more]


2011 North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs on this weekend at Bucks By Mike Leyland, Auckland , 5:58 PM Thu 6 Oct 2011
The North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs will be contested by fifteen boats this coming weekend on the waters bounded by Browns Island, Rangitoto and the city. The Owners Champs require owners to be 'drivers' and is a Corinthian counterpart to the white hot competition of the professional crews battling it out in the Harken Y88 Nationals held in April. ...[more]


Yachting NZ:Yachting Digest for January - September 2011 By Yachting NZ, 10:07 PM Mon 26 Sep 2011
Yachting Digest is produced bi-monthly by Yachting New Zealand's Keelboat and Offshore Race Committee (KORC) to keep boat owners informed about issues related to racing and cruising, including safety, boat registration and handicapping. It contains new of interest to keeler, multihull and trailerboat owners ...[more]


North Sails opens new loft in Wellington By Zoe Hawkins, 8:27 PM Thu 22 Sep 2011
A purpose built sail loft at Seaview Marina in Lower Hutt will deliver North Sails sales and service to boats in the Wellington region. The Loft is owned by two local yachties who both have extensive backgrounds in the marine industry - David Molen and Todd Olson ...[more]


Skippers jostle for a view at the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta By Richard Gladwell, 12:49 AM Sat 3 Sep 2011
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. ...[more]


North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta on this Friday at the Viaduct By Sail-World, 7:30 AM Tue 30 Aug 2011
The North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta will take pace in the in the newly developed Viaduct Harbour, this Friday second of September. Racing will start at 4pm with practice from 3.30 and will conclude with the Prize giving at about 5.30 at the new Jack Tar Bar in Wynyard Quarter. ...[more]


North Sails Scan - iPhone/iPad App now available in New Zealand By Zoe Hawkins, 7:35 PM Wed 24 Aug 2011
The same technology used by top North Sails designers is now available as an iPhone/iPad App. Described as a ‘lite’ version of Sailscan – which is the powerful professional program that digitally analyzes photos of sails to provide detailed and accurate measurements and comparisons – the North Sails Scan App will assist customers with collecting and recording information about sailshape and sai ...[more]


Accolades for North Sails projects at World Superyacht Awards By Zoe Hawkins, 7:50 PM Thu 2 Jun 2011
Two of the biggest projects to come out of the Auckland loft in 2010, won three major awards at the prestigious World Superyacht Awards, announced this month. Now North Sails has two even larger projects underway for 2011-2012. ...[more]


Weight key to Camper’s new sail inventory By Zoe Hawkins, 7:43 PM Mon 30 May 2011
North Sails has completed the first 3Di inventory for Camper – and while details remain under wraps, the big focus is on weight minimisation. Andrew Lechte is in New Zealand to work closely with Emirates Team New Zealand head designer Burns Fallow on the Emirates Team New Zealand Volvo campaign. Andrew designed sails for the past three Volvo Ocean Races with teams from Sweden and Spain ...[more]


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