North Sails LOFT NEWS

April 11, 2018


Stories From The Six-time America’s Cup Veteran

Steve Killing shares stories from the 35th America’s Cup and his involvement with the various teams as a member of the technical committee.

America's Cup Talk Hugh Beaton

On a cold Wintery night, sailors gathered at the Midland Bay Cultural Centre to hear local legend Steve Killing speak on his involvement in the 35th America’s Cup. Hugh Beaton, of North Sails Toronto (seen above), introduced Steve and his road that led to the cup. Included in the presentation was an overview of how Bermuda was chosen as the home port, how the rules were written for the event and the response from teams including which sections they pushed on the most, how the technical committee assisted teams on and off the water and predictions for the next cup.

In conjunction with the Midland Bay Sailing Club, North Sails was a co-sponsor of the event, donating a prize pack auctioned at the live auction. Additional items included a signed Emirates Team New Zealand Shirt by Peter Burling, framed sailing photo, Steve’s personal and official jacket from the America’s Cup, Coastal PFD from Gyles Sails & Marine and Emirates Team New Zealand shirts and caps.  All proceeds went to the Junior Sailing Program at Midland Bay Sailing Club.


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