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Rich Bowen

Rich started junior sailing at Wickford Yacht Club in Rhode Island which led to his start in sailmaking with a local sailmaker; where he realized it was an interesting path to take. He started learning sail design in the 90’s and had more sailing opportunities open up at the same time, eventually joining North Sails in 1996. Rich has worked in the North Sails lofts in Rhode Island, an America’s Cup campaign in Auckland, a year in Toronto, a few years at the Minden 3D plant, Annapolis and finally Charleston.

His sailing success includes many local and regional championships, multiple wins at Key West Race Week and Block Island Race, IRC National and North American Championship, personal best highlight are two J-24 World Championships.

Home Loft

Charleston, South Carolina
3 Lockwood Dr.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401