North Sails LOFT NEWS

February 11, 2019

LOCAL SAILORS MAKE WAVES IN MIAMI, FL, USA

© Martina Orsini / Star Class

North Sails Ireland would like to congratulate Robert and Peter O’Leary for a fantastic result at the Star Class Junior World Championships in Miami. For this regatta Robert and Peter swapped positions in the boat with Robert taking the helm. Competition was extremely tough as it always is in the Star class but the Brothers just got better and better as they became more comfortable with their new roles winning the final race of the regatta. Imagine what they could have achieved with some real solid practice!

Talking to Robert and Peter after the regatta they were quick to praise their boat speed generated in part by their North Sails. Peter has been a Star customer of North Sails since 2010 and has played a large part in developing the sails they are using today. To echo his own words, “once you have confidence in the kit it’s easier to spend more time with your head out of the boat.”

Now straight after the Junior Worlds the Brothers are swapping back to their more familiar roles with Robert back in the crew seat for the Walker Cup and the MidWinters.

North Sails Ireland would like to wish them all the best going into the final races of the Star midwinters today in Miami. We will be watching. Good Luck!

© Martina Orsini / Star Class