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Vendee Globe: Victory for Francois Gabart, North Sails, and 3Di techno
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]
Ken Read named as new President of North Sails Group
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]
Stack Winter Champs hit the spot
By Zoe Hawkins,
8:11 AM Wed 10 Oct 2012
A great group of organisers and supporters, including Murrays Bay Sailing Club, Yachting New Zealand, The Water Shed, Harken, Burnsco, Force Racing, and major sponsor Stack Business Interiors, pulled together to make last week's Stack Winter Champs a terrific event. ...[more]
NZ Rigging offers a Boat Show special - be in now!
5:27 PM Thu 27 Sep 2012
In the market for new Halyards, Sheets and Control Lines?, Measure up what you need and come and see Richard (Bart) Bearda and the crew at NZ Rigging on stand 323 at the Boat Show. We have some amazing prices on cut lengths of rope. ...[more]
New Elliott 35 SuperSport is launched and places well in maiden race
By Elliott Marine, Auckland ,
6:37 AM Wed 26 Sep 2012
Crusader the new Elliott 35 SuperSport was launched at Salthouse Boatbuilders last week and sailed her maiden race in the first of the Gold Cup Series held in Auckland on the weekend. The Elliott speedster completed the 44 mile race finishing second on the line well ahead of all but one of the 50 footers. ...[more]
North Sails NZ offer massive 25% discount for September only
By Hannah Morris,
10:09 PM Tue 18 Sep 2012
North Sails NZ have announced a massive discount on new sails. There is no better time than now to buy a new sail.
Norths are reducing the retail price of their sails by 25% for the month of September and everyone that comes in the door to get a quote will get a free T Shirt, conditions apply*. ...[more]
Working with Classics in an Aramid Age - Part 2 of a look at 3Di
By Richard Gladwell,
10:36 AM Thu 28 Jun 2012
Continuing the Sail-World's story on North Sails working with the classic J class yachts and 3Di: North’s production isn’t limited to the grey of 3Di. Often they will have four materials on the loft floor – 3Di, 3DL, Dacron and spinnaker nylon.
'The size of the sails being built has required some original thinking in terms of machinery, says Production Manager Matt Smeaton. ...[more]
North Sails: Working with Classics in an Aramid Age
By Richard Gladwell,
9:55 AM Tue 26 Jun 2012
In the Aramid Age of Sailmaking, grey sails are becoming an increasing sight amongst harbour and club racers, as well as on the international racing scene.
The rapid take up of the new technology of 3Di has surprised even North Sails’ NZ Designer, Burns Fallow. 'Two years ago we would have had ten 3DL sails for every 3Di. Now it is about even.' ...[more]
Perfect scoreline wins 2012 Mistral Class Championships
By Katharine Davis, Cockle Bay ,
6:54 AM Tue 3 Apr 2012
An excellent weekend racing at Tamaki Yacht Club has just concluded for the 2012 Mistral Class Championship.
The sun came out on both Saturday and Sunday and the wind was enough to add a little excitement.
The Handicap prize was won by Rob Mason and Stephen Atkinson in 77, Mistarius ...[more]
NZ Rigging opens rigging-service loft in Westhaven - get 25% discount!
4:20 AM Fri 16 Mar 2012
NZ Rigging has opened a dedicated Rigging – service loft in Downtown Auckland, The new loft is located upstairs in the old sail loft in the Pier 21 yard located in Westhaven. To celebrate the opening of the new facility NZ Rigging are offering massive discounts for Sail-World readers- 25% off all Running Rigging Ordered and delivered for the rest of March 2012. ...[more]
Wednesday Night Blast: Pressing the 'Go' button
By Ben Gladwell,
9:40 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Ben Gladwell was in action again with his Go-Pro, this time on board a Shaw 650 in 25kts of breeze on the Waitemata. Hang on for the ride! ...[more]
Young 88s sharpen skills with North Sails Coaching Clinic
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
7:37 PM Mon 5 Dec 2011
On Sunday November 6th four Young 88s assembled at the RNZYS for a briefing prior to a day of intense on the water coaching. The aim was for the Y88 association to work with North Sails (one of our sponsors) and a limited number of North’s Y88 customers to test a coaching concept. ...[more]
North Sails run Coaching Clinic for Young 88 class - Video
By Gonzalo Tome for Argentina Marine Media,
9:30 PM Wed 9 Nov 2011
North Sails Auckland loft recently organised a coaching clinic for the Young 88 class. The clinic was run by Head Coach: Andrew Wills assisted by Coaches: Josh Tucker, Jim Maloney, Miles Addy and Hadleigh Pendergast. Here's a video of the day in New Zealand's most popular one design keelboat class. ...[more]
Penfold Audi Sport goes carbon
8:16 PM Wed 2 Nov 2011
Melbourne based yachtsman Dave Ellis has upgraded his Archambault A31 'Penfold Audi Sport' with a custom designed Carbon mast from NZ Spars and Rigging.
Dave sailed 'Penfold Audi sport' last season with the factory issued Alloy mast to some great results under IRC, but with Dave been the perfectionist that he is he wanted more, Everyone knew from Day 1 the alloy mast was on the softside and D ...[more]
NZ Spars and Rigging instrumental to BSL's Global Ocean Race success
10:12 AM Tue 1 Nov 2011
Ross and Campbell Field victory on Leg 1 of the Global Ocean Race has been attributed in part to spars and systems from New Zealand Spars and Rigging. Ross Field wanted to work with new companies when he embarked on his campaign to race two handed around the world in a 40ft boat, and he elected to team up with New Zealand Spars and Rigging, when it came to readying BSL for the mammoth voyage. ...[more]
2011 North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs on this weekend at Bucks
By Mike Leyland, Auckland ,
5:58 PM Thu 6 Oct 2011
The North Sails Young 88 Owners Champs will be contested by fifteen boats this coming weekend on the waters bounded by Browns Island, Rangitoto and the city. The Owners Champs require owners to be 'drivers' and is a Corinthian counterpart to the white hot competition of the professional crews battling it out in the Harken Y88 Nationals held in April. ...[more]
Yachting NZ:Yachting Digest for January - September 2011
By Yachting NZ,
10:07 PM Mon 26 Sep 2011
Yachting Digest is produced bi-monthly by Yachting New Zealand's Keelboat and Offshore Race Committee (KORC) to keep boat owners informed about issues related to racing and cruising, including safety, boat registration and handicapping. It contains new of interest to keeler, multihull and trailerboat owners ...[more]
North Sails opens new loft in Wellington
By Zoe Hawkins,
8:27 PM Thu 22 Sep 2011
A purpose built sail loft at Seaview Marina in Lower Hutt will deliver North Sails sales and service to boats in the Wellington region. The Loft is owned by two local yachties who both have extensive backgrounds in the marine industry - David Molen and Todd Olson ...[more]
Skippers jostle for a view at the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta
By Richard Gladwell,
12:49 AM Sat 3 Sep 2011
Images from the North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta which was held Friday afternoon in the in the newly developed Viaduct Harbour area. There was a good turnout - with standing room at a premium on the dock once racing got underway. ...[more]
North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta on this Friday at the Viaduct
7:30 AM Tue 30 Aug 2011
The North Sails Wind Warrior Regatta will take pace in the in the newly developed Viaduct Harbour, this Friday second of September.
Racing will start at 4pm with practice from 3.30 and will conclude with the Prize giving at about 5.30 at the new Jack Tar
Bar in Wynyard Quarter. ...[more]
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