North Sails NEWS

January 29, 2018


Escape with North Sails Waterlogs

Landlocked? Cabin fever? Have not seen the sun in days? Many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are counting down the days until winter is over and we’re back on the water.

While we can’t put you on a plane and fly to warmer water, North Sails is serving up daydream-worthy reading through our Waterlogs. Our Waterlogs are a collection of stories from our cruising customers around the world. The stories range from cruising on a multihull in the Mediterranean with 3Di NORDAC to Tom and Susie Partridge who stopped by our loft in Sri Lanka en route to Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you’re a racer or a cruiser, we all appreciate stories about casting off the dock-lines and using the wind to power our journey.

We hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as we like receiving them. Just don’t let your boss catch you daydreaming!

Gustave’s Adventures in the Mediterannean

One couple, three young children, a catamaran, and six months sabbatical to make the most of the Mediterranean. That was the project in 2017 for Jérôme Aubert, 40, and his wife Hélène, 35. Not necessarily an obvious choice for this sailing professional as he has been working at Harken for eight years but the family wanted to leave it all behind them and take off on an adventure. Click the photo for full story.

3Di NORDAC Test Sail

Everyone at North Sails was excited to launch 3Di Nordac in June 2017. We wanted to share the news far and wide and tell all our customer about the new addition to our 3Di product family. In preparing for launch, we sent Bill Fortenberry, our cruising segment leader on a test sail in the BVI’s. The perks of working for North Sails! Click the photo for full story.

Adina Explores Sri Lanka

Tom and Susie Partridge were early contributors to the North Waterlogs. They are from the UK but were making their way from Asia to Cape Town, South Africa. Tom emailed us one day to say they were going to be in Sri Lanka for two weeks and was possible to stop by our factory in Sri Lanka. Naturally, we welcomed him with open arms. Click the photo for full story.

First Hoist With Onne van der Wal

Onne van der Wal is a name you may have heard. He is a world-class photographer who spent the winter of 2016 restoring his Pearson 36. Being a photographer, Onne documented this project and shared his first hoist story with North Sails. Click the photo for full story.

Still want to get away? Read all of our Waterlogs here.

Do you have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at

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