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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]


Southern Spars offer free Carbon Furling boom to a lucky owner By Sail-World, , 11:40 AM Tue 15 Jul 2014
Southern Spars is looking for one lucky owner to test out our new Coastal Furl boom and in return you will get to keep the boom. The Coastal Furl is an all carbon furling boom for the 30-40 foot range with a price tag unheard of in the carbon market at only NZD $12,999 RRP. Next year we will see two more size ranges become available for yachts ranging from 40-70 foot. ...[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]


Southern Spars announces new management team for Rig Pro International By Josh Impey, , 11:03 PM Wed 7 May 2014
Southern Spars is pleased to announce the new Rig Pro International management team, led by Des Davis and supported by Gavin McPherson. Both Davis and McPherson are extremely passionate sailors and have a wealth of experience in the yachting industry that will see them take Rig Pro from strength to strength ...[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]


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]


Nine wins in nine years - Southern Spars has the secret formula! By Josh Impey, Auckland, NZ , 6:12 AM Wed 8 Jan 2014
Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken Line Honours victory in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart nine years running. What is more significant to note is that Southern Spars rigged yachts have taken all of the podium spots for the past five years and top five in the past two years. ...[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 - 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]


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]


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