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3Di Powered Vento Solare is Making the Most of Their Summer Sailing

Bill Kneller is passionate about getting on the water. For the past 17 years, he has been working hard to optimize his sailing programs and working closely with his sail experts and designers at North Sails in Portsmouth, RI to make sure he’s got the right sails for the job and the right set up to help him achieve his sailing goals. 3Di has played a role in his local sailing success onboard his J/109, providing him with a competitive sail plan, which has helped his team of sailing friends perform at their full potential. From weeknight PHRF racing on Narragansett Bay to weekend regattas in the New England area, Vento Solare is a familiar face on the race course, battling in the top of the fleet in all conditions she’s up against.

We caught up with Bill and the team at the dock just after they finished the (Jamestown) Around the Island Race, hosted by Conanicut Yacht Club, to find out what this program is all about. Vento Solare took 17th out of 78 in one of the largest and competitive PHRF events in Newport, RI. He introduced us to his team, explained what positions they fill on the boat, and how they’ve built a great relationship with their skipper and friend –which is what this program is all about. Hear more about Bill’s corinthian team, Vento Solare, why he loves sailing, and how his local North Sails network has been supporting his programs over the years, helping him reach his goals and be successful on the water doing what he loves most.

From us at North Sails, we want to wish Bill and the team the best of luck in the remainder of the 2020 season!


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