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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]


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]


Volvo Ocean Race veteran McDonald signs with Abu Dhabi for 2014/15 By Volvo ocean race, 7:52 PM Mon 5 Aug 2013
Top round the World sailor and former British Olympian Neal McDonald, will be Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Performance Director in the team’s second bid for Volvo Ocean Race glory next year Emirati star, 24-year-old Adil Khalid, has re-signed as an Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew member under the leadership of skipper Ian Walker ...[more]


Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge - 'Fantastic 4' showdown set for Cowes By Team Volvo, , 9:26 PM Thu 1 Aug 2013
Come Monday 5th August, three of sailing’s most talented, competitive, fun personalities, together with a kitesurfing world record breaker, will put their speed to the test and go head to head in the ‘Volvo Sailing Speed Challenge’, a never-before-seen charity showdown held in the Solent during Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. ...[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]


Volvo Ocean Race: Womens crew at Boot Camp in Lanzarote By Volvo Ocean Race, 6:21 AM Tue 11 Jun 2013
The women of Team SCA are not taking it easy at their Lanzarote training base. The physical strength and sailing skills of the all-female entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 are being put to the test and crewmember Sam Davies confesses she has sore muscles – and is having a lot of fun. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Musto selected as official supplier for 2014/15 By Volvo Ocean Race, 6:56 PM Mon 10 Jun 2013
Musto, the market-leading sailing clothing brand with links to the Volvo Ocean Race dating back over 30 years, has been chosen as official supplier of sailing apparel and footwear for the next edition. 'The Volvo Ocean Race has always been part of the Musto DNA. Since 1981 it’s been our test track' - Nigel Musto ...[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]


Volvo Ocean Race: Tribute from Simon Le Bon to Magnus Olsson By Sail-World, 12:59 PM Wed 24 Apr 2013
Simon Le Bon sailed with Magnus Olsson on board Drum in the 1985-86 edition of the race. Le Bon has sent The Volvo Ocean race website a personal tribute to his smiling Swedish friend, who died on April 20 at the age of 64. A musician and the owner of the maxi yacht Drum, Le Bon was participating in the Fastnet with skipper Skip Novak when the boat lost her keel and capsized. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Magnus Olsson, Six times race veteran dies at 64 By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:10 AM Sun 21 Apr 2013
The world of sailing was in mourning on Saturday following the death of Sweden's Magnus Olsson at the age of 64. A tired Magnus Olsson on deck on Ericsson 3 during leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand. Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race Olsson competed in the Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race in six editions from 1985-86 to 2008-09, tasting victory with EF Language in 1997-98. He was named a Volvo Oc ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race : Full route for 2014/15 race is announced By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:04 PM Mon 8 Apr 2013
The French city of Lorient will return as the penultimate stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race for the 12th edition in 2014-15, completing a route that will test the world's best professional sailors to the limit in a race around the world lasting almost nine months and 40,000 nautical miles. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - SCA reveal quintet for all-female team By Volvo Ocean Race, Great Britain , 3:39 PM Mon 8 Apr 2013
Volvo Ocean Race. British pair Sam Davies and Annie Lush, Australians Sophie Ciszek and Liz Wardley and Carolijn Brouwer of the Netherlands are the first sailors selected by Team SCA to be part of the all-female team for the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars ready to deliver first VO65 rigs By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:28 PM Tue 2 Apr 2013
Two rigs done, five more underway: Southern Spars is on schedule to deliver the first Volvo Ocean 65 rigs next month. The New Zealand rig specialist will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – It’s getting hot and sticky in southern England By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:57 PM Sat 23 Mar 2013
As the clock continues to wind to the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, the nights are hotting up at the Green Marine boatyard in chilly southern England as the very first One Design Volvo Ocean 65 is stuck together ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test By Josh Impey, 10:18 PM Thu 28 Feb 2013
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg ...[more]


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: Pirates on pause as latest stopover/boat announced By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:44 PM Mon 18 Feb 2013
Abu Dhabi will return to the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15 with a team once again skippered by Britain’s twice Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker and a stopover in the United Arab Emirates capital. Monday’s double announcement gives the race a third confirmed team for 2014-15 more than 18 months before the start and sets up a massive challenge for the sailors on Leg 2 ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Race to stop at Newport, Rhode Island for first time By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:24 AM Wed 6 Feb 2013
Newport, Rhode Island will host the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time after winning a place on the route for the 12th edition of sailing's premier round-the-world challenge in 2014-15. The Race will reach Newport, one of the world's sailing capitals, around May 2015 after a stop in Itajaí, Brazil. From Newport, the teams will sail across the Atlantic for the final legs around Europe. ...[more]


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