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Will Welles

Will Welles has been a member of the North Sails Rhode Island team since January of 2007, although in total he sports more than 22 years of experience in the sailmaking industry, including a six-year apprenticeship at the North Sails loft in Salem, MA.

Will grew up on the coast of Maine, cruising and racing traditional one designs.  These days you can find him in Newport, RI, where he races with the local J/24 and Shields fleets.

He is also involved with many other one design classes, J/22, J/80, J/88 and Etchells classes to name a few. With a foundation of multiple World, North American, European, National, East Coast and regional titles to build on, including being shortlisted for Rolex Sailor of the year three times in five years! Will is clearly well versed in One Design but also shares a passion for big boat racing and cruising, he is well versed in boats of all sizes to say the least.  He loves to help people get out on the water and enjoy the sport of sailing in any shape or form.

Home Loft

Portsmouth, Rhode Island
1 Maritime Dr.
Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

Weekdays
9:00 am – 5:00 pm