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Story Contributors: Brad Favelle, Glenn Cook


Watch as Our Experts Work Around the Clock to Keep the Boats Racing

The North Sails commitment to our sport and the art of sail repair knows no bounds, evidenced as a team from North Sails Palma takes their show on the road to ensure clients are race-ready at the St Barths Bucket Regatta. The portable onsite North Sails loft is a testament to the lengths North will go to offer an easy and accessible solution for all boats competing. It may be a bit of an understatement to call the loft in St Barths “portable” as the service team from Palma brings everything they need, literally from floor to ceiling, to create an environment uniquely suited to handle the logistical needs of superyacht sail repair.

Tune in for a behind-the-scenes look at how service expert Brad Favelle and his team work around the clock, repairing any rips, tears, or fails throughout the regatta; a service offered to all participating yachts. It’s hard work with long crazy hours, but if you stop to ask any of the guys where they would rather be, the answer is unanimously “nowhere.”

📸 Atila Madrona

Story Contributors

Behind the Scenes: North Sails at the St Barths Bucket Superyacht Regatta headshot
Brad Favelle

Operations Manager — Llucmajor, Mallorca, Spain

Originally from Northern Sydney, Australia, Brad spent his childhood sailing dinghies and skiffs and had his first taste of yacht racing at a young age in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. During his time in Australia, he started in the...

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Glenn Cook

Salem, Massachusetts

Glenn joined North Sails in late 2019 and currently resides as a Senior Sail designer as well as superyacht sail expert. He has developed custom software for Mega Yacht systems and more advanced three dimensional modeling to better understand air...

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