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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]


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 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]


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]


Southern Spars make two finals at the 2013 Auckland Exporter Awards By Sail-World, 10:33 AM Thu 20 Jun 2013
Southern Spars NZ, an Auckland-based world leader in carbon spars and rigging is a finalist in two categories at the 2013 Auckland Exporter of the year Awards. Southern Spars NZ has been selected as a finalist in the Auckland Export Awards 2013 in two categories - The Westpac Exporter of the Year award (total sales over $25 million) and the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Commercialisation ...[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]


Southern Spars and the new era of Grand Prix racing yachts By Josh Impey, 8:20 PM Wed 22 May 2013
With an order book bursting with projects – four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs and a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs, all in 2013 – it’s clear that Southern Spars is leading the way with design, technology and manufacturing of composite spars and rigging. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars ready to deliver first VO65 rigs By Volvo Ocean Race, 9:28 PM Tue 2 Apr 2013
Two rigs done, five more underway: Southern Spars is on schedule to deliver the first Volvo Ocean 65 rigs next month. The New Zealand rig specialist will supply all the masts, booms and rigging for the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races. ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012-13: EC6 rigging once again passes the ultimate test By Josh Impey, 10:18 PM Thu 28 Feb 2013
EC6 bundled continuous carbon rigging has performed flawlessly for the third time during the iconic Vendée Globe round the world race. Five of the top eight Open 60s which completed the 2012-13 Vendée Globe circumnavigation, including unofficial finisher Bernard Stamm, sported EC6 bundled carbon continuous side rigging from Composite Rigging and all five completed the marathon race without rigg ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Spar build well underway at Southern Spars By Volvo Ocean Race, 8:58 PM Sat 9 Feb 2013
Wondering what’s happening with the rigs of the new Volvo Ocean 65? It’s well underway at Southern Spars, New Zealand. Our sole spar suppliers are working fast: three masts are already being finished and the first boom is ready to go. ...[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]


Volvo Ocean Race: Southern Spars to be mast supplier for Volvo 65 By Sail-World, 10:19 PM Mon 17 Dec 2012
New Zealand-based Southern Spars will supply the complete rig package – mast, boom and rigging – for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 that will contest the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. For the 2014-15 and 2017-18 races, Southern Spars will supply a high modulus mast, high modulus racing box boom and a full EC6 bundled carbon fibre rod rigging package with deflected backstays for the ...[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]


Southern Spars exhibiting at METS2012 By Sail-World, 7:56 PM Sun 11 Nov 2012
Southern Spars will be exhibiting on stand 01.108 at METS and its incorporated SuperYacht Pavilion 2012. METS is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. This year the show celebrates its 25th anniversary ...[more]


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