NORTH SAILS TEAM OUT AMONGST THE ACTION
The team at North Sails Ireland were out amongst the action last weekend, sailing with customers and making sure they were happy with their new sails
The North Sails Ireland team of Nigel Young, Maurice “Prof” O’Connell and Shane Hughes did the treble over the weekend, each of them winning races with clients on the Irish Sea, Howth and Kinsale.
Shane Hughes was a part of Frank Whelan’s ISORA winning team on Eluethera, taking victory overall and in Division 0. Shane was trialling a new North Sails 3Di Code 2 jib that day and the boat flew upwind.
Nigel Young raced on Mike Evans’ half tonner The Big Picture on Saturday. Nigel was trialling a new 3Di mainsail, Code 2 jib and SuperLite Code S1.5 spi and took a 2nd and 3rd in their class.
Prof was on the water in Howth also providing coaching support from the RIB.
Prof’s HYC coaching movie is below:
On Sunday, both Prof and Nigel were racing in Kinsale YC’s April Series.
In owner Conor Phelan’s absence, Prof steered Jump Juice to victory in Race 1 but a headfoil problem dropped the team down the standings in Race 2.
Nigel was racing aboard Denis Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Neulargo and they pounced on the Jump Juice headfoil issue to win race 2, following up on their 2nd in race 1. The picture below shows Neulargo flying her new North Sails 3Di Endurance mainsail and Sk75 S2 kite.
All in all, a great weekend for North Sails Ireland and their customers.