North Sails LOFT NEWS


Enhance Your Racing Skills

Join North Sails experts to hone your racing skills for the upcoming season with North Sails Chicago seminar series. In coordination with Columbia Yacht Club and Chicago Area Sail Racing Association, this three part series will help you prepare for racing both inshore and offshore. All seminars are free from 7-9pm however registration is required ahead of time. To register please email the Chicago loft.

February 12th | North Sails Tactics on the Race Course

Positioning yourselves to win. North Sails expert Allan Terhune has won eleven North American Championships (in the Lightning, Flying Scot and Thistle Classes) and was crowned the 2013 J/22 World Champion. He will walk you through how to call tactics while out on the water.

March 25th | North Sails Distance Race Strategies ** POSTPONED TO MAY 8th **

Perry Lewis is a 40-year veteran of North Sails Chicago and local area expert. His race trophies include a dozen national and North American championships, and another dozen overall Mackinac race wins. Perry will be talking about how he goes about preparing his strategy for distance racing.

April 15th | North Sails Offshore One Design Racing

From racing to cruising, sail testing to helping his clients, Jack Orr is experienced in both inshore and offshore sailing. He has been part of the North Sails team since 1988. In addition, his years of experience in One Design with classes such as J/88, J/109 and J/111 allow him to share his real life experience to help educate sailors. Jack will be talking about offshore one design racing strategies + tips.


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