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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]


Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ By NZ Marine, , 10:22 PM Wed 29 Jan 2014
Leading superyacht designer Ed Dubois gives his take on the New Zealand boat building industry, commenting on New Zealand's straight forward business approach and the openness to new ideas. Ed shares why New Zealand has the skills, innovation and expertise to make it one of the best boat building countries in the world. ...[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 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]


Predictwind: Beat them in a Nor-Wester - 2013 PIC Coastal Classic By 2013PIC Coastal Classic, 9:31 PM Tue 22 Oct 2013
At Monday night's awesome race clinic, we had speakers from PredictWind.com, B&G, and North Sails, share their knowledge about sailing in the PIC Insurance Brokers Coastal Classic. Much was discussed, but here's a short synopsis of what was said: ...[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]


North Sails Bay of Islands opens its doors By Zoe Hawkins, 10:19 PM Wed 28 Aug 2013
The world’s largest and most reputable sailing brand, North Sails, is setting up shop in the Bay of Islands, and the operation will be headed by one of the industry’s most experienced sailmakers, Roger Hall. Opua is the first port of call for over 400 cruising yachts a year, has a thriving race scene, and hosts the annual Bay of Islands Sailing Week. ...[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]


Christoph Burger to be on board of North Sails Switzerland By North Sails Schweiz, 11:37 PM Mon 17 Jun 2013
Christoph Burger, with immediate effect, will be on board of North Sails to enforce their presence in Switzerland. He is born in a sailmaking-family and has 20 years experiences in sailing. He will complete the teams around Daniel Schroff in the German-speaking part of Switzerland and Pierre-Yves Jorand in the French-speaking part. ...[more]


North Sails Australia - Common denominator By North Sails, Sydney , 4:00 PM Wed 20 Mar 2013
North Sails Australia. Over the past 12 months, a different North Sails Etchells customer, using the same latest standard sail designs and detailed tuning guide that Tom King used to win the Sydney worlds, has won almost every major event around the country. The team at North Sails Australia would like to congratulate the following sailors on their fantastic achievements. ...[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]


Vendee Globe: Victory for Francois Gabart, North Sails, and 3Di techno By Sail-World, 4:26 AM Tue 5 Feb 2013
Over the past three years, North Sails 3Di technology has won the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race, and now the Vendee Globe. The first two finishers for this spectacular race carried full North Sails inventories around the world, with the third placed boat a partial inventory. ...[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]


Ken Read named as new President of North Sails Group By Sail-World, 8:50 PM Thu 13 Dec 2012
North Sails announced today that Volvo Ocean Race skipper and veteran sailmaker Ken Read will return to North Sails in the role of president in early January, 2013. Read will take over for current president Gary Weisman, who has served at the helm of the world's largest sailmaker for 16 years, and who plans to retire within the next 4 months. ...[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]


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