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HPYD 6 Sponsors

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Gurit specialises in the engineering design, development and manufacture of advanced composite materials, structures, related technologies and select finished parts and components. With a long history at the cutting edge of marine engineering for both sail and power, Gurit is proud to be both a sponsor and technical presenter at another instalment of the successful HPYD conference. The high performance yachting industry is an ever developing field that pushes structures and materials to their limits in search of every greater performance through innovation in engineering design and materials. Gurit supplies the world”s top end performance race and superyachts with a comprehensive range of products including fabrics, core materials, coatings, resins and consumables. The company provides global growth markets with composite materials on the one hand and composite tooling equipment, structural engineering and select finished parts on the other. Some recent high performance launchings with Gurit Engineering are the exciting new Juan K Race Yacht “Rambler 88” built by NEB, the Cutting Edge Finot-Conq 100” Superyacht “Nomad IV” built by Maxi Dolphin, and the Dubois 50 fleet of match racing yachts being built for the Hainan Ocean yacht Race by Farnova Yachts.

Southern Spars specialises in the design and construction of carbon fibre spars and components, rigging, and rig servicing. As the industry pioneer, Southern Spars built its first carbon spar in 1990. Since then the company has pursued a passion for delivering world class cruising and racing spars, carbon rigging and service. Its operation extends to four corners of the world with centres in the USA, Denmark, South Africa, Spain and Sri Lanka, with headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. Southern Spars employs more than 350 staff worldwide. From the founding of Southern Spars to the present, major emphasis has always been placed on developing a powerful team of people not just skilled in their specialist fields, but also fired by a passion for yachting and providing excellence in customer service. Southern Spars is backed by the international Oakley Capital Group, a company renowned for investing in leading technology companies.

North Sails Since its beginnings in San Diego’s B Street Pier in 1957, North Sails has pioneered more technological advances than all other sailmakers combined: advances that have — time after time — defined the path forward in modern sailmaking. With the largest and most talented team of sailmakers and sail designers in the world, North has initiated virtually every major breakthrough in modern sail design. Going into its sixth decade, the company remains at the forefront of sail design and production technology.
North Sails is once again the Official Sailmaking Partner for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, which covers 45,000 nautical miles and four equator crossings. Their unique 3Di technology proved itself worthy of this epic adventure in the last two editions of the race and has been the sail of choice for every VOR podium finisher since 2010. Seven teams carry a revised VO65 inventory, based on lessons learned during the 2014-15 Race.

Doyle Sails has secured its place as one of the world's leading sailmakers by establishing a reputation for producing high quality sails and for continually innovating.With a stellar reputation for impeccable attention to engineering detail and high quality construction, we utilise the latest technologies to create the most advanced sails on the market.
Doyle Sails New Zealand is 100% New Zealand owned and operated by three of the most experienced names in Kiwi yachting: Mike Sanderson, David Duff and Richard Bouzaid.
This team also owns the Stratis membrane technology that is manufactured in house and distributed throughout the world by the 80 Doyle Sailmaking facilities.