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Norths Sails News - November 2014: Route du Rhum, Clark's Comanche By Brigid Murphy, , 8:42 AM Wed 12 Nov 2014
November 2014 newsletter from North Sails: Route du Rhum, Clark's Comanche, F-18 US Nationals, Rolex Middle Sea and more ...[more]


Super maxi Comanche sea-trialling - Video By Bridgid Murphy, , 3:47 PM Thu 6 Nov 2014
Comanche, built in Maine (USA) and launched only a couple of weeks ago, features in a just released video by Onne van der Wal. Comanche, which was sailed by Ken Read and the crew from its base in Newport (RI) to Charleston (SC), is currently on a ship to Australia with the intention to compete in the Rolex Sydney Hobart start on December 26, 2014 ...[more]


North Technology Group announces acquisition of Future Fibres By Josh Impey, , 6:27 AM Thu 6 Nov 2014
North Technology Group (NTG) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Future Fibres by Southern Spars. Founded 20 years ago by Tom Hutchinson and based in Valencia, Spain, Future Fibres is a marine industry leader in high performance carbon cables, masts, booms, spreaders and custom components. ...[more]


Cameron Appleton joins North Sails By Bridgid Murphy, , 1:02 AM Thu 17 Jul 2014
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. Appleton is a key hire within North’s Class Sail Development (CSD) team. His experience and talent across a wide range of classes from Big Boat One Design and Mini-Maxi to Superyacht means Appleton is perfectly placed to take on this new role within North Sails. ...[more]


Composite Rigging launches new campaign for ECsix By Josh Impey, , 7:29 PM Tue 24 Jun 2014
Composite Rigging is proud to introduce their new When Your Mast Must Stay Up campaign for ECsix, the most innovative continuous carbon rigging in the marine industry. The campaign centers around the product’s standout features; high performance, value and longevity in grueling ocean conditions. ...[more]


North Sails New Zealand clients dominate 2014 Auckland to Fiji Race By Sail-World, , 10:50 AM Thu 12 Jun 2014
After four days of mostly punishing upwind sailing followed by some champagne reaching conditions, the Botin 80 Beau Geste and Juan K VO 70 Giacomo have claimed first and second on line and between them, dominated the correct time results. ...[more]


Southern Spars appoint Rob Salthouse as Project Manager By Josh Impey, , 9:30 AM Thu 5 Jun 2014
Southern Spars has welcomed Rob Salthouse to their team in his preliminary role as Project Manager and assisting Project Manager Kevin Batten with his multiple projects. As part of his new role Salthouse will primarily help Kevin look after the Volvo 65 fleet for the upcoming 2014/2015 edition. ...[more]


Southern Spars appoint Rob Salthouse as Project Manager By Josh Impey, , 8:38 AM Tue 3 Jun 2014
Southern Spars has welcomed Rob Salthouse to their team in his preliminary role as Project Manager and assisting Project Manager Kevin Batten with his multiple projects. As part of his new role Salthouse will primarily help Kevin look after the Volvo 65 fleet for the upcoming 2014/2015 edition. ...[more]


Oakley Capital to buy North Sails Europe -merge with Norths Sails USA By Sail-World Europe, , 9:50 PM Mon 2 Jun 2014
British investment group Oakley Capital has today announced, it has reached agreement to acquire North Sails Europe A/S and North Sails A/S (together 'North Sails Europe'), the exclusive licensee and distributor for North Sails’ sailing technology and products in Europe and New Zealand. ...[more]


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]


Southern Spars: Your chance to join one of the world's iconic builders By Sail-World, , 6:57 AM Thu 6 Feb 2014
One of New Zealand's premier marine manufacturing companies, Southern Spars, is looking to take on new staff as business expands. This is your chance your chance to join one of the world's iconic companies in sailing and be involved the design, build and support for clients needing top quality spars and related equipment for their superyacht, grand prix racer, America's Cup yachts ...[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]


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 - 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]


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