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Success of Previous Performance Seminars Propels North Sails to Renew their Commitment to the Event and to Supporting Competitors 

Newport Bermuda Race 2022

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) is very pleased to welcome North Sails in their return as the Official Performance Partner for the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race. The renewed partnership will include running Norths enormously informative and popular Performance Seminars, focused on weather, navigation, sail selection, and performance optimization.

As Performance Partner, North Sails will host two race-prep seminars where navigation and weather experts join the North Sails team, and race veterans, to discuss sail choices and weather routing for the race. The seminars will be held online and their dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“While sail design continues to accelerate at a rapid pace, it is great to have North Sails committed to helping racers prepare and optimize their usage of offshore sail inventories through this sponsorship and their seminars,” said Somers Kempe, BROC chairman. 

Remarking on the strong momentum of 70 registrations so far this year, North Sails President Ken Read said, The idea of a pre-race support system for the skippers and their crews is the foundation of our Performance seminars. Were looking forward to taking questions and exploring answers through the webinars to help competitors optimize their race programs as efficiently and practically as possible.”

North Sails prides itself on having the best sail solutions and accessible expertise for boats across the spectrum. The worlds leading sailmaker with a vast network of over 100 sales and service sites globally. 

Newport Bermuda Race always draws an international fleet of yachts of all sizes and will start off the historic coastline of Newport, RI on June 17, 2022. BROC welcomes North Sails with its long history of powering a range of impressive boats—many to podium finishes.

The Newport Bermuda Race is a classic race on par with the likes of the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and Transpac.” added Read. The East Coast can serve up challenging weather conditions in mid-June. With a combination of 3Di and Helix Structured Luff, North offers a smaller sail inventory that can carry you through a wider variety of conditions; a game-changer during distance racing. Our philosophy is simple—provide the fleet with high performance reliability to make the race enjoyable for participants at all levels.

Interested in a Performance Seminar? Sign up today and join a community of racers committed to learning and excellence.


Newport Bermuda Race - Performance Seminar - Session 1 - Weather & Navigation - click to sign up

Newport Bermuda Race - Performance Seminar - Session 2 Sail Inventory Optimization - Click to sign up

About the Race:

First run in 1906, the Newport Bermuda Race is a biennial event, co-organized by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. It is managed by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, a joint working group which organizes and presents the race for up to 220 boats. Learn more.

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