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UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group By Brigid Murphy, Milford, CT, USA , 5:07 AM Tue 4 Mar 2014
North Technology Group (NTG) has confirmed that Oakley Capital Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in their diverse family of companies. Oakley is an investment vehicle founded by UK businessman and sailing enthusiast Peter Dubens. ...[more]


Trim Clinic with North Sails at MHYC on 27th November 2013 By Pip Lodder, Mosman , 2:39 AM Fri 22 Nov 2013
After the success of previous Sailing Clinics at Middle Harbour Yacht Club, North Sails will be presenting a Trim Clinic on Wednesday 27th November 2013, at 7.30pm. ...[more]


The Professional - Part 3 of a conversation with Ken Read By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle , 8:20 AM Sat 2 Nov 2013
Ken 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), where the team finished in second and third place, respectively. Read has worked in various capacities for North Sails since 1996, and in January of 2013 he was promoted to the high-profile role of President. ...[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]


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]


North Sails claims 7th consecutive Etchells World title By North Sails, Sydney , 12:43 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013
It’s official! Marvin Beckmann and his team on board The Martian have taken out the 2013 Etchells world championship in Rosignano Solvay, Tuscany, Italy. Geared up with the latest North Sails designs, Marvin and his team outperformed the fleet to finish with a 12 point lead. ...[more]


Marine Industry – Job Opportunities - North Sails Australia Recruiting By North Sails Australia, Sydney , 3:53 PM Thu 7 Mar 2013
Buoyed by continuing growth North Sails Australia are looking to recruit enthusiastic professionals seeking to gain a trade qualification as a Sail maker. ...[more]


Two big races, two big wins By North Sails, Australia , 1:26 AM Tue 8 Jan 2013
This year’s Hobart and Coffs races have featured great performances across the board by North Sails powered yachts. The Hobart favourite, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats, and the Coffs favourite Syd Fischer’s Ragamuffin, both streaked to convincing wins using our latest 3DI and 3DL working and reaching sails. ...[more]


A Summer of One Design Racing - North Sails Australia By North Sails, Sydney , 4:49 PM Mon 7 Jan 2013
The Australian summer sailing season is now in full blast with various one-design regattas being held around the country. Last week on the Derwant River we saw the 420 sailors battle it out at the national titles in some very fresh conditions. ...[more]


North Sails 3DL sails same price of Panel equivalent!! By Dave O'Connor, , 10:56 PM Mon 26 Nov 2012
North Sails Australia is dedicated to servicing club racers who are looking to improve the performance of their boats and with 3DL sails for boats 35ft and under now available at very competitive prices. There has never been a better time to invest in your boats performance. ...[more]


RSYS Etchells Regatta - Matt Whitnall dominates By North Sails, Australia , 2:40 PM Thu 1 Nov 2012
Matt Whitnall and his team on board Umami dominated the racing at the start of the season with two wins and a third showing good speed and height in the tricky conditions for this weekend’s RSYS Etchells regatta. Matt and his team are geared up with the same North Sails inventory that Tom King used to win the Sydney worlds at the beginning of the year. ...[more]


North Sails Australia's New Melbourne Service Loft Now Open! By Dave O'Connor, Melbourne , 6:05 AM Fri 12 Oct 2012
North Sails Australia's new Melbourne Service Loft is now open! Located at Unit 23, 354 Reserve Road Cheltenham, the new loft is central to both Sandringham and Royal Brighton Yacht Club and is fully set up to service all our clients. The team in Melbourne include Noel Drennan and Aaron Cole who have been working together for past year and are there to help you. ...[more]


Order North One Design Sails Online NOW and Receive a 10% Discount ! By Dave O'Connor, Sydney , 6:17 PM Mon 24 Sep 2012
To celebrate the launch of North Sails Australia's One Design Website. North Sails are offering a 10% discount on every sail you order via the online order request form until the 20th October!! Make sure you are geared up to win this season and check out www.au.onedesign.com ...[more]


North Sails Australia launches it's new One Design website By Dave O'Connor, Sydney , 4:31 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
North Sails Australia has launched its new One Design website ...[more]


North Sails clients enjoy CYCA Winter Series wins By Dave O'Connor, Sydney , 4:21 AM Tue 10 Jul 2012
The CYCA’s Audi winter series always has some hard fought racing and this year was no exception. With good breeze for most of the series, races with a shorten course were rare allowing the handicap start system to work well. ...[more]


Maximise the performance of your boat – North U Seminar By Dave O'Connor, Melbourne , 9:00 AM Thu 14 Jun 2012
After an overwhelming response and a fully booked out first seminar, Sandringham Yacht Club Sail Committee has announced that on Wednesday 20 June 2012 the team from North Sails will be conducting another North Sails Australia ‘North U Trim Seminar’ at Sandringham Yacht Club. ...[more]


Optimist Sailor Jim Colley on a mission! By Dave O'Connor, Sydney , 1:37 PM Tue 13 Mar 2012
New South Wales Optimist Sailor Jim Colley who has qualified to represent Australia at the 2012 Optimist World Championship in the Dominican Republic later this year has just won the Victorian State Titles. ...[more]


Etchells Pre-Worlds - Talented technical North Sails team out in force By Tracey Johnstone, Event Media , 8:39 AM Sun 12 Feb 2012
North Sails has bought together its significant technical and personnel resources to support its clients competing in the Zhik Etchells Nationals being held from 11th to 14th February. Leading the technical team Melbourne loft manager, Noel Drennan. Choosing not to race this series has allowed him to help his fellow North Sails team members prepare clients and themselves for battle. ...[more]


North U Tactics and Strategy Clinic at MHYC 29th February 7:30pm By Dave O'Connor, Sydney , 12:40 PM Fri 10 Feb 2012
After the success of last years North U seminars hosted at a number of differnet yacht clubs around the Sydney region including RSYS, SASC, RPAYC and MHYC, the crew from North Sails will once again be presenting their North U seminar starting off at Middle Harbour Yacht Club with a focus on Tactics and strategy on the 29th February, 2012, from 7.30pm. ...[more]


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