North SailsExperts

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Karl Kuspa

Learning to sail at Edison Boat Club where his father was commodore in 1981, Karl has now been an intricate part of the marine industry for over 30 years. Beginning his racing career in the Flying Scot and Etchells, Karl has also dabbled in multiple classes including; Beneteau 36.7’s, J35’s , J120’S, Santana 35’s, T-10’s, and Great Lakes 70’s. When Karl was in his 20’s he raced International 50’s and One Design 48’s.

Karl has competed in the Bayview Mackinac Race over 30 times, has won his division 10 times, and twice overall. The Chicago Mackinac is another feat Karl has happily added to his resume, winning overall three times. Karl enjoys all aspects of being onboard during multiple race editions of the Bayview & Chicago Mackinac, being onboard Tango, who won both regattas back-to-back, which makes them the only team to have ever accomplished two-consecutive wins in the history of those races.

With a multitude of experience running racing programs and racing keelboats, Karl is a great addition to the North Sails team, and brought a wealth of knowledge when he joined in 2017. “Having a new loft location is ideal, being centrally located, along the 696 and 94 expressways,” commented Karl, “which will make it easier for all sailors in the surrounding areas.”

“We’re super excited about our new location, the layout will be more suited to allow us to expand our list of services, making us a full service loft.”

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Detroit, Michigan
24777 Forterra Drive
Warren, Michigan 48089

Weekdays
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