Loft 57 The North Sails Podcast

Loft 57: The North Sails Podcast

Loft 57, Episode 4: The Extreme Testing Ground

In recent years, offshore sailing has seen a dramatic rise in popularity and awareness. This sector of our sport pushes sailors, their boats, and the equipment to the limits.  In this episode, we’re joined by “Volvo Ocean Race Legend” Bouwe Bekking and master sailmaker Nathan Quirk, whose resume includes four around-the-world races and three America’s Cup campaigns. Our guests’ collective experience includes hundreds of thousands of offshore racing miles; Bekking onboard as a sailor, and Quirk in the sail repair loft. They each bring their unique perspective to the discussion of sail evolution specifically North 3Di, a sail technology that


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