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Story Contributors: Will Welles, Andrea Casale, Mike Ingham


Upwind & Heavy Air Techniques

North Sails J/24 experts Will Welles, Andrea Casale and Mike Ingham talk about J/24 heavy air techniques.

Webinar topics include:

5:03 – J/24 Blade Jib vs Genoa decision
11:45 – Balancing the J/24
26:45 – Trimming the J/24 Genoa
54:00 – Trimming the J/24 Blade Jib
1:05:56 – Sailing the J/24 in 25+ knots

Complete information on J/24 sails

Story Contributors

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Will Welles

One Design Expert, Sail Expert — Portsmouth, Rhode Island Newport Shipyard

Will Welles has been a member of the North Sails Rhode Island team since January of 2007, although in total he sports more than 22 years of experience in the sailmaking industry, including a six-year apprenticeship at the North Sails...

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Andrea Casale

Carasco, Italy

Andrea joined the North Sails team in Genoa Italy in 2013, taking advantage of the opportunity to work for (his words) “the best sailmaking company in the world.” Andrea appreciates that no two sailmaking workdays are alike. And even on days that...

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Mike Ingham

One Design Expert —

Mike Ingham has over 25 National and Continental Championships in multiple competitive one-design classes. He has a passion for sharing with others through coaching and writing. He was recently named 2017 Coach of the Year by US Sailing for his...

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