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Live Updates: The PRADA Cup

With the PRADA Cup, the 36th America’s Cup is underway. It’s exciting for our sport and North as three of the four teams competing in this Cup cycle use North Sails, and our NTG family brands Southern Spars, and Future Fibres to power their engine above deck. Our group has also supplied design talent and software to support the teams’ quest for the Cup. And for those of you who want to dress the part, North Sails is an official partner for event branded clothing. Racing begins January 15th at 1500 NZL time. Make sure to check your time zone


Welcome to “What is…” a series where we aim to answer complex questions around the 36th edition of the America’s Cup. In Episode 1 we answer the question on everyone’s… Read More

North Sails President Ken Read, Olympic gold medalist and foiling expert Nathan Outteridge, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Shirley Roberston are all part of the commentating team who are helping… Read More

Ask a sail designer what they saw during the America’s Cup World Series, and you won’t be surprised by their answer – sails of course! JB Braun, our Director of… Read More

If you’re looking for a sailing expert for your next racing event on TV, you call Ken Read. The former America’s Cup competitor who became an around-the-world skipper with a… Read More

On Day 1 of the PRADA America’s Cup World Series, we tagged along with Ben Costello— a 21-year veteran sailmaker. Ben is the service manager at our loft in Auckland,… Read More

Racing for the 36th America’s Cup with four days of match racing during the PRADA America’s Cup World Series Auckland, New Zealand (Dec 17th- 19th) and the PRADA Christmas Race… Read More

Time is closing in on the 36th America’s Cup which commences in Auckland on the 6th of March 2021, and with the recent launch of Emirates Team New Zealand’s (ETNZ)… Read More

Gautier Sergent is a behind the scenes force within the North Sails family and the name attached to many of our sport’s most influential projects. He is our Head of… Read More

Many of today’s flying creations are conceptualized as pure foiling boats, which means they don’t have restrictions that impede the designer’s vision of the best way to foil. The evolution… Read More

December 20, 2019

Youth America’s Cup

North Sails New Zealand is helping to develop new foiling monohulls for the Youth America’s Cup, which begins in November 2020 and ends in March 2021, just ahead of the… Read More

By Ivor Wilkins, first published in the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron magazine, Breeze On the eve of Emirates Team New Zealand’s new AC75 launch, the waterfront was buzzing with speculation… Read More

The year 2019 will be a historic one for the America’s Cup, the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport, and the North Technology Group, with a particular focus… Read More

Following a long career in sailing spanning two Olympic Games, numerous America’s Cup cycles and everything in between, native Kiwi Tom Dodson has rejoined North Sails as a Sales Expert… Read More

North Sails is proud to announce they have been selected to supply sails and design expertise to Stars + Stripes Team USA, one of the American challengers for the 36th… Read More

Winning a World Championship could be considered a once-in-lifetime accomplishment. Not so if you’re world class sailor, and multihull superstar Glenn Ashby, who has won this tenth (!) title in… Read More

North Sails is once again leading the way in the America’s Cup as Defender Emirates Team New Zealand and Challengers Luna Rossa and INEOS TEAM UK  have confirmed the global leader… Read More

Burns Fallow and Michael Richelsen led the collaboration between North Sails, America’s Cup defender Emirates Team New Zealand, and Challenger of Record Luna Rossa to develop the soft wing concept… Read More

First sailed in 1891, the America’s Cup has gone on to become not just the oldest trophy in international sport but potentially the most difficult to win. The Cup has… Read More

North’s relationship with the 35th America’s Cup winner Team New Zealand runs deep. Named Official Sail Supplier in this edition of the Cup (and the first time in history!), North… Read More

Bermuda has not disappointed! After a leisurely superyacht event and J-Class regatta, sailors, fans, and event organizers had a bit of time to take in the previous four America’s Cup… Read More

The 2017 America’s Cup has delivered thrills, chills, and spills – and also great quality racing. Recap two weeks of racing before challengers Emirates Team New Zealand face ORACLE TEAM… Read More

A semifinals filled with highs, lows, overboards and capsizes – sailing fans had plenty to take in while Softbank Team Japan, Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, and Land Rover… Read More

Checking in from the America’s Cup TV Commentary booth (best seat in the house!) is North Sails President, Ken Read, updating us on the action in Bermuda’s qualifying round. Oracle… Read More

America’s Cup World Series ends with spectacular grand finale in Fukuoka, Japan Land Rover BAR​ was fast out of the blocks on Day 1 and ultimately stole the show in… Read More

This weekend is all about points, and a little momentum. Entering the final event of the series, Land Rover BAR has a 14 point lead and will be tough to… Read More

Richard Dodson, two-time America’s Cup Winner and former owner of North Sails in New Zealand, was forced to stop competitive sailing due to MS. Here he tells us of his… Read More

You’ve been with North Sails for more than 25 years. What has kept you there for so long? There’s never been a dull day at North Sails. If you’d been… Read More

North Sails announced today that Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup World Series sailor and former North Sails sailmaker, Dave Swete has returned to North Sails as a sales representative… Read More