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Veteran Racer Paul Abdullah Helps Expand North Sails Presence in Greater St Augustine Area

Champion racer Paul Abdullah is expanding the North Sails presence in North Florida with an increased focus on cruising and club racing sailors. Working in concert with Peter Grimm and Bob Meagher of North Sails Ft. Lauderdale, Abdullah’s expanded hands-on presence in the area will help clients enjoy North Sails unique cruising and racing products.

Abdullah grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and started sailing in dinghies at a young age and with his father in various PHRF boats. At 18, he got his first Thistle, beginning his journey to where he is today. Abdullah competes across various one-design and PHRF class platforms and has won 16 National, North American, and World championships. Now he’s applying his lifetime knowledge of sailing to help cruisers enjoy their boats more.  

Abdullah’s goals are simple. He wants to help all sailors get the most out of their boats and introduce new people to sailing to expand access to the lifelong sport he enjoys. He met his wife Marie sailing Thistle one designs, and they both compete together often. 

Abdullah is supporting clients throughout St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, Palm Bay, and Daytona Beach areas, serving cruising and racing clients. Providing top-quality North Sails products and service is always at the forefront of his mind.

Interested in sails or help with your boat? Clients can contact Paul Abdullah at 904-571-6051 or by email at

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