Please select your home edition
Edition
Naiad/Oracle Supplier

North Sails NZ e-News for April 2014

by North Sails NZ on 1 May 2014
Norths NZ’s Hayden Whitburn (Upfront) trails North NZ’s Andrew Wills Feng Shui in the final race of the NZ Etchells Nationals 2014 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz
North Sails NZ presents their latest e-Newsletter, featuring an update on 3DL, and the latest racing successes for the New Zealand loft

 

24 years of innovation has helped 3DL power more winning teams that any other sail in history. And now these weapons-of-choice are more affordable than ever with our updated range of 3DL products.

North 3DL sails have won more Grand Prix races than all other brands combined. In this past year alone 3DL has powered Farr 40, Melges 20, Melges 32 World Champs…just to name a few. 
3DL is thermo-formed on full sized three-dimensional moulds in their precise flying shape, resulting in a longer performance life and smoother shape than any other panelled, string, or laminate sail in the world. 3DL pioneered continuous yarn path, one piece sail construction, and interlaced internal battens.
Our Carbon 3DL sails are made with North's proprietary Flex-Balanced Carbon yarn (lower stretch with better flex resistance than other carbon fibers), resulting in sail longevity that no other sailmaker can provide. Sophisticated North Grand-Prix yarn layouts have been the performance sail benchmark for many years, with better yarn coverage and higher densities producing more upwind boat speed.

For added durability, Performance 3DL sails have a UV stabilizer built into their films meaning less maintenance and more time on the water. 3DL comes in seven varieties, whether you race or cruise there is an option for you...
As an added bonus when you invest in 3DL sails, you are also gaining access to the design team that has powered America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Vendee Globe and Barcelona Around The World winners.

There has never been a better time to have proven performance aboard, so if you are thinking about a new sail let us show you the difference 3DL can make.
 
Get a North Sails online quote now...
 


Clients and staff of North Sails NZ continue to deliver great results around the country. Here is a wrap-up of who's been on the podium...
 

2014 Auckland - Tauranga Race
Crusader - 1st Line, 1st PHRF
Bushido - 2nd Line, 3rd PHRF

2014 18 Foot Skiff NZ Nationals
Yamaha - 1st
Frank Knight - 2nd
C-Tech - 3rd

2014 Etchell Nationals
Feng Shui - 1st
Upfront - 2nd
Affinity - 3rd


2014 Young 88 Nationals
Danger Zone - 2nd 
Raging Hormones - 3rd (Tanaka Cup Winner)

2014 M-Class Logan Cup
Matara - 1st
Mach One - 2nd
Margaret - 3rd


2014 Lipton Cup
Limited Edition - 1st
 

What our clients have to say...

I employed the services of North Sails in December for a full set of race sails for Limited Edition in the quest to win the Lipton Cup. In March we got it! On behalf of my crew, Matt Mason, Warick Flurrey, Dean Phipps, Tom Dodson, Steve Hyde, a massive thank you to Burns, Willzy and all the North Team. 

Kevin Simmonds - Limited Edition
 

  
 
Share
Forward to Friend
Copyright © North Sails New Zealand Ltd, All rights reserved.











Collinson and CoBarz Optics - FloatersT Clewring - Generic

Related Articles

North Sails pays tribute to former owner Terry Kohler
Terry Kohler’s vision, leadership, and generosity will be felt within North Sails, and the sport for many years to come The North Sails Group is deeply saddened by the passing of Terry Kohler, owner of North Sails from 1984-2014. North Sails and all of its employees around the world would like to pass their condolences to the family Terry leaves behind, especially his wife Mary. Terry Kohler’s vision, leadership, and generosity will be felt within North Sails, and the sport for many years to come.
Posted on 22 Sep
Company founders help North Sails celebrate opening of new loft
North Sails NZ celebrated the opening of their new loft on Auckland's North Shore on Friday evening. North Sails NZ celebrated the opening of their new loft on Auckland's North Shore on Friday evening. The move is the fourth for one of New Zealand's top sailmakers, who opened their doors in Parnell's Bradford and Earl Streets in 1978, before moving to Grey Lynn, and then Packenham Street adjacent to Auckland's Viaduct harbour.
Posted on 17 Jul
CNN Mainsail - A year in the life and fun of North Sails' Ken Read
October's edition of CNN Mainsail, the highly respected global sailing programme follows the life of Ken Read. President of North Sails, skipper of the world's most exciting monohull Comanche, TV commentator for the America's Cup, twice Volvo Ocean Race skipper and America's Cup helmsman talks about his life and experiences in this outstanding three segment documentary.
Posted on 28 Oct 2015
North Sails is Exclusive Clothing Supplier to Emirates Team NZ
Emirates Team New Zealand extends partnership with North Sails Apparel for 35th America’s Cup. Emirates Team New Zealand and North Sails Apparel are have announced that they have extended their partnership for the 35th Americas Cup to be held in Bermuda in 2017. North Sails and Emirates Team New Zealand share a history of success, driven by a strong passion for sailing, technology and innovation.
Posted on 25 Jul 2015
North Sails NZ - Top America's Cup sail designer rejoins Norths in NZ
North Sails NZ's loft is producing sails 20 hours a day 6 days a week at the moment, to fulfill our customers' needs. North Sails NZ's loft is producing sails 20 hours a day 6 days a week at the moment, to fulfill our customers' needs. Recent projects that we have undertaken include J Class Sails for 3 teams, TP52 sails for 6 teams (North supply all except 3 boats in the current super series), Sails for JV72, RC44 sails for 3 teams, Mills 62 Sails, and locally, Fred Barrett 35, Crusader Elliott 35ss
Posted on 3 Jun 2015
Cameron Appleton joins North Sails
North Sails is pleased to announce that world-renowned helmsman and tactician Cameron Appleton has joined North Sails. 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.
Posted on 17 Jul 2014
Oakley Capital to buy North Sails Europe -merge with Norths Sails USA
North Sails under worldwide ownership and management through Oakley Capital’s investment. 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.
Posted on 2 Jun 2014
Norths Sails NZ newsletter- Summer 2013/14- Acquistion and Round NI
Latest Newsletter from North Sails NZ: Details of the North Sails acquisition, Round North Island 2 Handed Race and more Things have certainly been hotting up at North! This month we bring you details of the North Sails acquisition by Oakley Capital, Norths own Josh 'BooBoo' Tucker wraps up the Round North Island 2 Handed Race, we look at our local and international classes and their respective regatta's, as well as the latest Superyachts flying 'North' sails.
Posted on 20 Mar 2014
UK based Oakley Capital buys majority stake in North Technology Group
Oakley Capital Investment committed to assisting in further development of leading Marine Technology group 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.
Posted on 4 Mar 2014
Ed Dubois discusses the advantages of building a Superyacht in NZ
Leading superyacht designer Ed Dubois gives his take on the New Zealand boat building industry 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.
Posted on 29 Jan 2014