North Sails NEWS

March 15, 2017

J-CLASS OFFICIAL SAILMAKING PARTNER

Combining unprecedented experience and heritage in the class, North Sails is the leading sailmaker of the J-Class fleet. Reinforcing the relationship further, this year North Sails also becomes the Official Sailmaking Partner of the J-Class Association.

J-Class Association and North Sails are proud to announce the inaugural Kohler Cup, a trophy named in memory of Terry Kohler, former owner of North Sails, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Kohler Cup is a season-long points championship awarded to a J-Class yacht. Over the course of the season, each yacht will accumulate points based on their results, with events bearing more significance as the season progresses. The trophy will be presented at the J-Class World Championship in Newport, RI, August 2017.

High Scoring Point Breakdown for the 2017 Season:

  • St Barth’s Bucket = Total Fleet x 1 point
  • America’s Cup J-Class Regatta = Total Fleet x 1.5 points
  • J-Class World Championship = Total Fleet x 2 points

“North Sails looks forward to a historical year of J-Class Racing,” said Ken Read, President of North Sails. “The Kohler Cup, like Terry himself, embodies excellence, perseverance and sportsmanship. This award is exactly what Terry Kohler was all about.”