North Sails: News Details


5.5m IC Alpen Cup, Torbole

Christoph Burger

North Sails results 1,2,4,5,6,7,8*,9,10*,11,12*,13


The traditional season opener for the 5.5 in Torbole proved a challenge this year. Six races were sailed on beautiful lake Garda from May 15-17th. The huge pressure north of the Alps gave the 14 boat fleet strong northerly winds for the first four races. Only one race, the last one, was sailed in the usual afternoon sea breeze conditions.

Flavio Marazzi and his crew sailed a solid series and won with a race to spare. Rolf Kellenberger with North Sails representative Christoph Burger on board climbed to second place. Both boats were using the brand new  North Sails designs manufactured in the UK.

Chris’s quote on the event was: “I was very happy to see the new sails handling winds well above 30tws. Especially in moderate conditions the new sails gave a very good impression with an excellent performance.”

North Sails results 1,2,4,5,6,7,8*,9,10*,11,12*,13
* denotes partial inventory

Please see our 5.5m class page for details of the North range of sails.