North Sails LOFT NEWS

December 14, 2018

NORTH U. AT THE CHICAGO BOAT SHOW

New Year, New Skills.

Start 2019 the right way and brush up on your sailing skills with North U, the training division of North Sails. Providing the world’s best seminars and instruction since 1980, our experts create curriculum to deepen your sailing knowledge and sharpen your skills.

North U. Expert Andrew Kerr will be hosting Sail Education seminars at the Chicago Boat Show, January 11th – 13th. Sign up for show tickets today to attend these hour-long complimentary sessions.

 

North U. Tactics, Tips & Tricks  I Friday, January 11th at 11:45am

Location: Spinnaker

Topics Covered:

  • Lessons learned from Wednesday night racing
  • Upwind & Downwind wind shift strategy
  • Starting tactics
  • Boat-on-Boat tactics
  • Downwind attack strategy: Lessons in wind shadow geometry
  • Distance racing vs buoy strategy

 

North U. Upwind Sail Trim  I  Saturday, January 12th at 4:45pm

Location: Windward

Topics Covered:

This session shows how the angle of attack, depth, and twist combine to control upwind speed, pointing and balance; and how to change the trim to improve performances as conditions change.

  • Mainsail trim
  • Jib trim
  • Helming in light, moderate and heavy air

 

North U. Upwind Sail Trim  I  Sunday, January 13th at 11:45am

Location: Spinnaker

Topics Covered:

This session shows how the angle of attack, depth, and twist combine to control upwind speed, pointing and balance; and how to change the trim to improve performances as conditions change.

  • Mainsail trim
  • Jib trim
  • Helming in light, moderate and heavy air

 

 

Purchase your show tickets today and ensure you attend these informative sessions. Make your 2019 sailing season excel with North U.