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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]

Pied Piper Intergalactic Race Report By Max Hawkes, Auckland , 4:03 PM Tue 10 May 2011
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club Race Management had a tough job on their hands getting 6 races done on a day where the breeze couldn’t decide if it was Arthur or Martha. After each race the start line and Top marks had to be reset in order to get a true windward leeward race done and RO Peter Stewart and his team served up a Gold medal winning performance getting all six starts away with minimum delay ...[more]

Takahashi-Fry wins 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 3:07 PM Mon 25 Apr 2011
Sailed under overcast skies, which turned to constant rain for the final race, and a fresh onshore breeze, the 310 competitors had a tough final day for the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals - the largest single class regatta ever held in New Zealand. The final race results have not yet been posted, however Takahashi-Fry had the contest sewn up with a race to sail, possibly more. ...[more]

Images from Wakatere: Day 4 of 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 10:52 PM Sun 24 Apr 2011
Sail-World was on the water this afternoon for Day 4 of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals in New Zealand captured the action from the final race of the day in the Open fleet. ...[more]

2011 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals - Race Day 4 Report By Christine Hansen, Devonport , 6:35 PM Sun 24 Apr 2011
Leonard Takahashi-Fry holds onto the lead with one day to go in the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals, Isaac McHardie is a comfortable second and Nathaniel Deverell keeps hold of third, but there's one more day of racing to come and there's a strong group of sailors after one of the top five position to secure a place in the New Zealand team to compete in the World Championship in Napier later this y ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Consistency pays on Day 4 + Video By Richard Gladwell, 2:28 PM Sun 24 Apr 2011
Racing has just concluded on the fourth day of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals, and with all to sail for, the top sailors could afford, and made no mistakes. Series favourite Markus Sommerville sailing for the host Club, Wakatere, strung together two wins and a third to move up three places on the leaderboard. ...[more]

Images of Wakatere: Pleased to be ashore after a long day By Christine Hansen, 7:54 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
Photographer Christine Hansen took these images as the fleet in the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals came ashore after a long day on Day 3 on the water off Narrow Neck Beach, Auckland. ...[more]

2011 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals - Race Day 3 Report By Christine Hansen, Devonport , 4:31 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
New Zealand has reclaimed the top positions at the end of racing on the third day of the National Championship. The Open fleet sailed four races today and are now half way through their series, and half way to final selection for one of the five places in the NZ Worlds team. ...[more]

Images from Wakatere: Day 3 of 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals By Richard Gladwell, 3:36 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
Against Doctor's orders, Sail-World was on the water this afternoon for the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals and captured the action from the finish of Race 4 in one division of the Open Fleet and Race 5. ...[more]

Toyota Optimist Nationals: Lighter seabreezes shuffle the top on Day 3 By Richard Gladwell, Devonport, NZ , 3:10 PM Sat 23 Apr 2011
The points table has had a shakeup on the third day of the 2011 Toyota Optimist Nationals being sailed at Auckland's Wakatere Boating Club on the city's North Shore. Due to light and inconsistent winds on the first day of racing, none of the three scheduled races were able to be sailed, but today four were completed allowing a discard to come into effect - helping some sailor's pointscores ...[more]

Optimist Nationals: Early starts hit Championship favourites + Video By Richard Gladwell and Event Media, 9:44 PM Fri 22 Apr 2011
The second day of racing has concluded in the Toyota Optimist Championships being sailed at Auckland's Narrow Neck beach, on the North Shore. Two Australian sailors are placed in the top three overall in the Open fleet. After all racing was lost yesterday in the Open Fleet due to non-existent or inconsistent wind, racing only got underway properly today with a moderate 8 - 10 knot sea breeze ...[more]

Race Day 1 of the 2011 Toyota Optimist NZ Nationals + Video By Christine Hansen, Devonport , 5:35 PM Thu 21 Apr 2011
Lack of wind delayed racing until the afternoon, the Open fleet return to shore with no races completed but the Green fleet manage to get their first race away. Race Day 1 of the NZ Toyota Optimist Nationals at Wakatere Boating Club in Auckland began with balmy summer conditions and absolutely no wind. ...[more]

Virbac-Paprec 3 wins Barcelona World Race with 3Di sails from Norths By Zoe Hawkins, 10:28 PM Thu 7 Apr 2011
Virbac-Paprec 3’s success in the Barcelona World Race utilising 3Di sails from North Sails as part of a complete North Sails inventory will be music to the ears of Volvo Ocean Race teams using the product when the race starts at the end of this year. This week Virbac-Paprec 3, skippered by Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron, became the first yacht to circumnavigate the world with a complete set ...[more]

Young 88s get new sail designs from North Sails By Zoe Hawkins, 9:09 PM Fri 1 Apr 2011
North Sails enjoys a great relationship with the Young 88 class, which is New Zealand’s strongest one design keelboat class. Many North Sails staff sail with the fleet year after year, and North Sails customers carrying the new 2011 sails will benefit from a great deal of research undertaken by the One Design team. ...[more]

Yachting NZ:Yachting Digest for January - February 2011 By Yachting NZ, 7:28 AM Thu 3 Feb 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]

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