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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]


America's Cup: Southern Spars completes work for first wingsail By Josh Impey, 6:13 PM Mon 6 Aug 2012
The massive 40m carbon fibre wing on the newly-launched Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) AC72 catamaran is made up of components supplied by carbon fibre specialists Southern Spars for the incredible new class of America’s Cup yacht. Southern Spars has been involved in producing much of the leading edge technology used in America’s Cup yachts since the company was formed in 1989, and as Americ ...[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]


Southern Spars announces appointment of Rig Pro New Zealand manager By Josh Impey, 11:22 AM Fri 22 Jun 2012
Southern Spars is delighted to announce the appointment of Alexis Reeves as Rig Pro’s New Zealand Manager. Alexis is a highly experienced rigger whose knowledge of the marine industry is second to none, and he is well positioned to provide the world class level of service and expertise for which Rig Pro is renowned. ...[more]


Southern Spars rigged yachts dominate the 2012 Superyacht Awards By Josh Impey, 8:01 PM Wed 9 May 2012
Southern Spars’ rigged yachts once again dominated the 2012 World Superyacht Awards, with S.Y Vertigo taking top spot as she was crowned the 2012 sailing superyacht of the year and best sailing yacht 40m+ size range. Southern Spars’ rigged Vertigo, is an astounding 67.2m and is equipped with the latest technology in both racing and cruising performance. She has a full Southern Spars rig and r ...[more]


Southern Spars rigged Soto 30 is coming! By Southern Spars, 8:26 PM Wed 2 May 2012
The mast is one of the most important components of the Soto 30, and is being manufactured by Southern Spars. This spar package design has been optimized from the onset with input from the designer, boat builder and sail makers – this translates into a high performance spar package that is engineered and manufactured for seamless, optimal interface with the boat and the sail package. ...[more]


Forceracing updates on Optimists, 470 Womens and more By Forceracing, 11:05 PM Mon 16 Apr 2012
Andrew Brown updates from Forceracing: Well it has been another busy time of the year for Forceracing, with Andrew coaching in Palma at the Princess Sofia Trophy, while the Optimist Nationals were happening in New Plymouth. The Optimist nationals were another great success for Forceracing, with the Winner J Sail combo taking out first, second and third! ...[more]


Southern Spars opens new website By Josh Impey, 8:32 PM Tue 24 Jan 2012
Southern Spars has launched a brand-new website at www.southernspars.com. With an emphasis on quality information, imagery and interactive elements, the new website provides existing and prospective customers and suppliers with considerably more detail about the Southern Spars’ global operation than the previous version of the site. ...[more]


Forceracing: J Sails have 16 of top 20 in 2011 Optimist Worlds By Andrew Brown, 8:13 AM Sun 22 Jan 2012
J Sails did it once again at the 2011 Optimist Worlds Worlds having 16 sails in the top 20!!! This included placings first through fourth. This included a full set for the Singapore team, the top country and Peru (2nd country) both using J’s and also the fifth country being the kiwis! ...[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]


Big success for JSails and Winner at Sir Peter Blake Regatta + Video By Andrew Brown, 4:52 AM Wed 7 Dec 2011
Forceracing's Andrew Brown reports on the success of JSails and Winner Optimists at the recent Sir Peter Blake Regatta, held at Torbay Sailing Club. As well Andrew provided coaching support for a number of sailors. Video shot from several competitors using ...[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]


Southern Spars fits new mast and rigging for superyacht Salperton By Sail-World, 8:39 PM Tue 8 Nov 2011
The 45m (148ft) performance sloop Salperton IV is now sailing again with brand-new hybrid modulus carbon fibre mast and an EC6 continuous rigging package from Southern Spars. Having been built to a tight deadline by Southern Spars’ Custom Projects team in New Zealand, the replacement mast was fitted and dock-tuned by Southern Spars’ Rig Pro team, on 20 October in Tarragona, Spain. ...[more]


Southern Spars supplies new rig for iconic J-Class Endeavour By Josh Impey, 6:27 PM Mon 31 Oct 2011
The iconic J-Class Endeavour has been fitted with a new 53.7m (176.18’) gold-tipped mast and rigging package from Southern Spars as part of her multi-million dollar refit in Auckland, New Zealand which finished in early October. ...[more]


New TPT plotter in operation for Southern Spars By Josh Impey, 8:51 PM Tue 18 Oct 2011
A brand-new thin ply technology (TPT) plotter is now operational at Southern Spars’ Auckland-based Custom Projects facility, adding another component in the company’s drive for higher performing, lighter and stiffer spars. ...[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]


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