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Story Contributors: Shane Hughes, Nigel Young, Maurice O’Connell

North Powers Sigma 33 National Champion

Seven out of the top 10 boats were powered by North Sails at the UK and Irish Championship in Dublin Bay

Philip Lovegrove’s “Rupert” flying 3Di NORDAC sails

The Sigma 33’s had a stunning weekend’s success at their recent UK & Irish Championships hosted by the Royal St. George YC in Dublin.

Seven out of the top 10 boats had North Sails in their inventory which included the overall winner Leaky Roof,  who flew their North Sails PX15T No. 1 Genoa and Norlon 75 spinnaker, to seal their overall win with a scoreline that included three race wins.

Maurice “Prof” O’Connell from North Sails Ireland was on the water helping to set-up Dick Lovegrove’s Rupert with her new 3Di NorDac mainsail and no. 1 genoa.

Shane Hughes was also afloat assisting Meltemi, from Dunmore East with his new 3Di NorDac No. 1 genoa.

Speaking after the event, North Sails Ireland’s Nigel Young said, “We were delighted to see so many North Sails Sigma 33 customers afloat over the weekend. North Sails Ireland, UK South Coast and Scotland all look after Sigma 33 clients, delivering the fastest and most durable sail technology at an affordable price. Congratulations to the Sigma 33 fleet on a successful event.”

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Story Contributors

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Shane Hughes

Sail Expert, Service Manager — Myrtleville, Ireland Wicklow, Ireland

Shane Hughes joined the North Sails Ireland team in January 2017, working alongside founder Nigel Young in Crosshaven and Prof O’Connell in Dublin. Since Young started the business in 2004, North Sails Ireland has grown into a major force in...

North Powers Sigma 33 National Champion headshot
Nigel Young

Myrtleville, Ireland

Nigel started Sailmaking in 1981 in Cowes on the IOW. In 1990, he ran HOOD Sails OD production in Lymington. In 1995, he joined North Sails, as part of the North-Diamond Sails merger. Nigel ran North Sails OD in the...

North Powers Sigma 33 National Champion headshot
Maurice O’Connell

One Design Expert, Sail Expert — Myrtleville, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland Maurice "Prof" O'Connell is a man of many talents who can be found helming an Offshore Race Boat in the RORC Caribbean 600 or sailing a Mirror Dinghy in Cork Harbor with his children. “Prof” as he is...

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