North Sails LOFT NEWS

March 19, 2019


Tips on Sail Selection, Routing and More for Upcoming Bayview Mac

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On Thursday March 14th, North Sails Detroit finished up their Winter Seminar Series with a stop at Bayview Yacht Club. Once again Bill Gladstone from North U was the featured speaker with Karl Kuspa from North Sails Detroit joining him to discuss Bayview Mac Strategy, Sail Selection, and Routing. North Sails and Bayview Yacht Club are pleased to be partners for this event and the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race.

“When you partner with the best everybody wins,” said Commodore Sandy Fullerton of Bayview Yacht Club.  

Commodore Fullerton goes on to say “North Sails shows up bringing the brightest and the best. They pack your house! Everybody gets charged up. You learn something new, confirm what you know, shake off the winter and get jacked up about Sailing! Thank you North Sails.”

With a full house of 150 people on hand it is easy to understand the enthusiasm.  Sailors traveled from across the entire region to attend this two hour event. “Attending the recent North U seminars at BYC was amazing. As the Race Chair, I was particularly pleased to see the area’s that attendee’s came from. We had racers from Buffalo NY, Cleveland OH, Chicago IL and Toronto Canada. It was great to witness this kind of interest from other sailors working to hon their skills for the upcoming sailing season and 2019 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race” states 2019 Race Chair Bob Nutter.

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The three seminar series was a first for North Sails Detroit with the first two events being held at their new loft. “With the way our loft is laid out, it is a no brainer for us to host events like this.” says Loft Manager Karl Kuspa.  “Throughout my entire 30 years in the marine industry I have always tried to give back. I am just happy that I work for a company that allows us to continue to do so.” In all, over 300 people attended the three events covering topics such as sail trim, tactics and of course, the Mackinac Race.

While most people have their thoughts towards Summer, North Sails Detroit has already started the planning process for next Winter’s Seminar Series. We have a lot of ideas for next year. It is going to be great!

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