North Sails LOFT NEWS

June 19, 2019

Tools To Get Your Team Race-Ready

Block Island Race Week is just around the corner. Our experts created this Tool Kit to help your team prepare for racing in one of the most idyllic sailing destinations on the east coast.


Navigating Island Waters

Long time Block Island Race Week participant and local expert Todd Berman gave us his tips and tricks for dealing with the ever complex waters around Block Island.

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Onboard Communication

Onboard communication for yacht racing is a key factor for performance, no matter what type of sailing. We have some suggestions to keep your boat moving through the water and around the corners more efficiently with better communication.

North Sails Tuning Guides

Fine Tune With North

Find your groove. Get your numbers. Be confident in all wind conditions. Here are the North Sails Tuning Guides for your boat.

J88  |  J105  |  J109


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Maintaining Speed Throughout The Range Of Conditions

Whether it’s your first Block Island Race Week, or you are a veteran, it’s hard to anticipate the ever-changing conditions. North U Expert Bill Gladstone explores Angle of Attack in moderate air trim and also techniques for de-powering in heavy air and powering-up in light air.

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