WORLDS BEST SERVICE AT BOISW

Keeping You On The Water and Having Fun!

Bay of Islands Sailing Week is just around the corner, and your North Sails team of experts will be onsite and ready to help you with all of your sail care needs. North Sails is a long-time sponsor of BOISW, and we are back again this year to help make sure you are ready to race.

In a beautiful location with a unique atmosphere, Bay of Islands Sailing Week is one of New Zealand’s premier regattas. A highlight to the sailing calendars of many clients and staff, BOISW is an excellent opportunity for all to participate in great racing. The social aspects of the regatta are one of a kind when it comes to networking, and the race itself is a beautiful sight to see. It’s a great chance to race, socialize, network, and see a full range of North Sails products in action, not only on superyachts and big race boats, but also on one designs and cruisers.

North Sails experts will be on hand to answer any questions and will run a service loft at the regatta to repair sails from any manufacturer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Offering you the Worlds Best Service, no matter where you are

At North Sails, our mission is to provide you with expert repairs, maintenance, and upgrades promptly. We know that whether you race or cruise, your sails are a significant investment, and we’re committed to helping you maximize their performance and lifespan. Our unmatched worldwide network means you get the same quality service, whether you’re at home or joining us for sailing week here in the islands.

Are you attending Bay of Island Sailing Week? We’ll be onsite and ready to take care of all your sail needs.

Have questions about tuning? Need a sail repair? Contact us today, and we’ll meet you at the dock.

📸 Lizzo Photography

 

Story Contributors

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Andrew Wills

Sales Manager — Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft

Andrew has worked in sailmaking since he left the University of Auckland, where he studied Marketing and International Business. He has won 2 World Maxi titles and 1 World Championship in the prestigious Etchells class, in which he has also...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Matt Kelway

Sail Expert — Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office

Matt started sailing at the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club and worked his way up through the centerboard classes and into the Auckland keelboat scene. He has helped win several National titles and continues to push into international classes like the...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Matt Steven

One Design Expert, Sail Expert — Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft

Matt was introduced to sailing whilst cruising on his family's Young 88 in Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds. He progressed through the New Zealand junior classes before finding his competitive feet in the Laser class and being selected for the...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Mathieu Guillaud

Sail Designer — Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office

Mathieu joined North Sails as a sailmaker in 2015 and recently became a sail designer. As an engineering student, Mathieu worked closely with some very prestigious companies, such as the aeronautic company Airbus and the defense/military group Thales. Mathieu grew...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Magnus Doole

Design Manager — Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office

A former America's Cup sailor, Magnus has been a sail designer for North Sails since 2007. His desire to work with the best minds, technology, and sail products in the marine industry brought him into the North Sails family. He...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Ben Costello

Service Manager — Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office

Ben Costello, Service Manager Ben "Beno" was born and brought up in Napier and sailed dinghy classes, trailer yachts and keelboats there before coming to Auckland to join the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s youth training programme. After completing his...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Derek Scott

One Design Expert — Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft

For young sailors and competitors on the New Zealand dinghy circuit, one design manager Derek Scott is not only a familiar face; he is somebody to look up to. Growing up and starting his sailing in Christchurch, Derek represented New...

Worlds Best Service at BOISW headshot
Richard Bicknell

General Manager — Auckland, New Zealand – Sales Office Auckland, New Zealand – Sail Loft

Richard started sailmaking straight out of school, completing a four year apprenticeship while heavily involved in local sailing. He won numerous national keelboat titles and also competed in many offshore races between Auckland and Fiji, Noumea and Japan. Richard was...