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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]


Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 -Nick Bice on the Build and the Boatyard By Saiil-World.com, Seattle , 6:13 AM Tue 3 Dec 2013
Few things are finer in life than discovering your passions and then finding a way to support yourself doing the things that you love most. For Australian Nick Bice, 36, the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) has long been his passion and his profession. Sail-World caught up with Bice to learn more about his VOR gig, the race's new format and about the changes to the design, build and upkeep of the VO 65s. ...[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]


Volvo Ocean Race: Sam Davies realises her childhood dream By Sail-World, 10:34 PM Thu 10 Oct 2013
Taking the start line in the Volvo Ocean Race will surpass the wildest childhood dreams of Sam Davies, who was so in awe of the race she didn't dare imagine that one day she might get the chance to compete in it herself. When Davies was a child she used to watch the starts and finishes of what was then the Whitbread Round the World Race from her parents' boat on the Solent. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA sea trials heading for Lanzarote By Team SCA, 10:13 PM Thu 10 Oct 2013
Today was another milestone for Team SCA, after nearly two weeks of preparation the crew un-tied the lines and headed off for the delivery trip from the UK to their team base in Lanzarote. This will be first offshore trip the new Volvo Ocean 65 has taken, and they look set to take on a range of conditions over the course of the 1500 nm delivery trip south. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: One year out from race start By Volvo Ocean Race, 7:38 PM Wed 9 Oct 2013
There is exactly one year to go before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race on 4 October 2014 in Alicante. It's going to be a groundbreaking edition in more ways than one, as the race's CEO Knut Frostad explains. 'Building a whole fleet was always going to be a challenge when developing a new class, but we have seven boats in construction now' - Knut Frostad ...[more]


El primer Volvo Ocean 65 supera examen estructural By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:54 AM Fri 27 Sep 2013
El primer barco de los nuevos monotipo Volvo Ocean 65 ha superado una serie de rigurosas pruebas, incluido el examen estructural de seguridad que escora el barco hasta 50 grados, y estará 'listo para navegar' a finales de esta semana. ...[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 Down Under - Yes, please! By Jeni Bone, 4:25 PM Sun 22 Sep 2013
Another day's racing is scheduled for Sunday (US time), day 16, Race 14, and the 34th America's Cup is on the brink of becoming the longest in its history. And before even clutching the Cup, the Kiwis are celebrating. ...[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]


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]


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