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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 eighteen years of experience in the sailmaking industry, including a six-year apprenticeship at the North Sails loft in Salem, MA.

Born in Boston, MA, Will lives with his wife Katie and daughter Annika in Newport, RI, where he races with the local J/24, J/70 and Shields fleets.

He is also involved with Shields, J/22, J/80, J/88 and Etchells classes to name a few. With a foundation of multiple North American, National, East Coast and regional titles to build on, Will clearly remains intent on adding to a growing list of achievements. In 2014 he won the J/24 Worlds in Newport, RI as well as the US Nationals just a few weeks before and made the short list for Rolex sailor of the year. In 2015 he kept the ball rolling with a win the J/24 Mid-winters , US Nationals, European Championship and North American Championship. In 2018, Will won the J/24 World Championship for the second time. He is a fixture at the top of the leader board at just about every major J/24 regatta and his experience is unmatched.

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

8:30 am – 5:00 pm