North Sails NEWS

October 29, 2015

Tony Mack of J-111 McFly credits North Sails ‘total customer support’ in over 20 years of sailing success

Tony Mack and crew on North Sails-powered J-111 McFly are looking back on an impressive 2015 season; winning their class in the BVI Spring Regatta, the Vice Admirals Cup, the J-111 Class at Cowes Week and the J-111 UK National Championship. Tony is a valued North Sails client of over 20 years, well known by the staff at North Sails in the UK who have supported his endeavours in the IMX-38, Swan 45, Beneteau 47.7, and most recently the J-111.

North Sails’s Jeremy Smart called tactics on McFly for the 2015 Season, having supplied a new suit of sails for the boat last year. The new inventory included the latest North Sails 3Di™ 870 RAW for the mainsail and J-1, and 3Di 780 Standard for the J-2 and heavy weather jib. “McFly was one of the first boats in the class to adopt 3Di RAW. Overall the crew was really happy with the feel and adjustability of the sails, though equally important to Tony is the service and support from our staff over the years.” While Jeremy is working with McFly on the J-111, other members of the North Sails team have been equally involved in previous seasons, including – sales manager Bob Lankester, Neil Mackley, and long-time North Sails designer, Dave Lenz. Tony Mack credits quality customer service as the reason he returns to North Sails as the sailmaker of choice,

“I have dealt with North Sails for over 20 years and feel they lead the way in sail design and development. However, the service has never stopped with just the sails. They employ loads of REALLY good sailors who are available to help their clients in choice, trim and boat handling. They have assisted with coaching owners and crews who would like to win more races, as well as cruising sailors who would like to improve their sail trim and get to their destination a little sooner. It is a classic example of total customer support – long may it continue.” For more information on North Sails J-111 products please contact Jeremy Smart ( or visit

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