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Max Vinocur

From Annapolis to sunny Florida, North Sails Ft. Lauderdale is excited to welcome Max Vinocur to the team. Having been with North Sails since 2021, Max has thrown himself into the world of sailmaking, learning everything from building sails and repair to onboard optimization.
Max grew up on Eastern Long Island sailing Optis, 420s, and racing keelboats while teaching junior sailing during the summers. Max obtained his captain’s license during college at Michigan State University, and captained private boats in Maine between semesters. After graduating, Max returned to Long Island where he coached high school sailing and captained sailboat charters.
From Maine, Max moved to Annapolis to pursue a career in sailmaking and joined the North Sails Annapolis service team in 2021. Through his years at the Annapolis loft, and training under the experts at the North Sails 3Di facility in Minden, NV, Max developed an extensive knowledge of what it takes to build, repair, and trim sails. His experience in the field providing support for clients at regattas also contributed to his extensive sail knowledge.
Max’s knowledge of sails and success on the loft floor has led to success on the race course as well – from offshore to ORC to one design fleets. Max enjoys racing, and has competed in multiple offshore distance races, including a Second In Class finish in the 2022 Newport to Bermuda Race. When not sailing his J/22, Max competes in the J/70, J/24, Viper640, and IC37 classes. He can also be found in ORC regattas around the East Coast.

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Ft Lauderdale, Florida
2591 NW 4th Court​
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33311

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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