North Sails LOFT NEWS

The Rise of Doublehanded Sailing

Doublehanded sailing has gained momentum globally, as the gateway to getting back out on the water while remaining socially distant. Learn how you can improve your results in the next shorthanded race with our expert tips and techniques.

Armel Le Cléac’h and Clarisse Crémer Give a Rundown of Their Experiences

North Sails were lucky enough to have the two doublehanded experts Armel Le Cléac’h & Clarisse Crémer host a webinar for an in-depth masterclass. Quizzed by Ken Read, the pair discussed choosing the right teammate and how they got involved in the sport.


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Two Brains are Better than One

Suzy Leech teamed up with Ken Read to take on the Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race earlier this year. Each sailor brought a different set of skills to the table which led this powerful collaboration to take the win in the 24-hour doublehanded sprint race.


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Paris 2024 in Sight

With nearly 20-thousand miles under his belt, Sam Fitzgerald is a seasoned Class40 racer and has his sights set on being a part of the doublehanded discipline for the upcoming summer games. Read about how he plans to make his vision a reality.


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Dynamic Duo Achieves Class40 Domination

Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani are the reining Class40 World Champions with their North Sails allowing them to push the boat to its full potential. The pair share their best key takeaways for successfully managing a doublehanded racing program.


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Racing the Sun Fast 3300

Having never sailed the Sun Fast 3300 before, Ken Read explains why he wanted to get involved and take on the challenge of racing it from Fort Lauderdale to Key West with Suzy Leech. 


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Shorthanded Sailing at a Local Level

After three months of no activity, sailing on the Solent kicked off in June with 36 single and doublehanded racers. The North RIB launched to offer coaching, sail trim tips, and support to all.


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Sign Up Today For Upcoming Events!

We’ve got three great events coming up, with the first one, the Vineyard Stamford Race, beginning on Friday with a whopping 95 boats registered. EDLU is on September 12th, and already there’s over 45 boats registered to compete. The Essex Doublehanded Challenge is the following day, September 13th, for those that want a full-on weekend of racing. Don’t miss these great racing opportunities to round out your 2020 season!


Have questions for your local North Sails experts? Contact your team in Milford today.