North Sails NEWS


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North Sails, the world’s leading sailmaker, today announced that it will join the prestigious Newport to Bermuda Race as Performance Partner for the 2018 edition. The event is a 635-mile biennial distance race that draws an international fleet and includes a range of yachts from Super Maxis to Corinthian cruisers. The race, that prides itself on accessibility for a wide variety of sailors, is a great test of blue-water seamanship from historic Newport to the beautiful shores of Bermuda.

As Performance Partner, North Sails will be working with participants to help them optimize their offshore sail inventories. North will be hosting three seminars where North Sails experts, and race veterans, will be on hand to answer questions and discuss sail choices and weather routing for the race. The seminars will be held in Annapolis, MD, Portsmouth, RI and Stamford, CT.

North Sails has a long history with the Newport Bermuda Race, powering a huge number of boats including many to race victories. Most recently, Comanche carried a full North Sails inventory when she set the current race record and Warrior Won was fully outfitted with North Sails when she captured the St David’s Lighthouse Division in 2016. North Sails has more offshore miles, around the world records and ocean racing victories than all other sailmakers combined and prides itself on having the best sail solutions for boats across the spectrum. Much of North Sails’ offshore success can be attributed to their unique 3Di technology that delivers speed, durability and reliability for all that use it.

“The Newport Bermuda Race a classic a race on par with the likes of the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and Transpac,” said North Sails President and race record holder Ken Read. “The East Coast can serve up a variety of weather conditions in mid-June and having a sail inventory that can take you through a variety of conditions is a game changer. With a range of 3Di upwind and recently introduced downwind sails, North offers a high performance yet incredibly durable choice that we believe can make the race enjoyable for all participants.”

Those interested in attending one of the Performance Seminars, click here.

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