North Sails LOFT NEWS


Get To Know Your Local Service Expert

Dennis Lefeaux has been a staple at North Sails Vancouver for years. He has worked for North Sails for over 40 years and is currently the service manager for Vancouver. He was born in Vancouver and is 59 years old with the first boat he sailed on being a T-Bird.

What is your favourite local regatta/race and why?

English bay scramble as it’s fun and hard to figure out. Another favourite is Whidbey Island because it’s tough racing but also has a fun social aspect once we’re off the water. 

Where is your favourite spot to go cruising and why?

Gulf Islands, the sailing is great and it’s such a relaxing place.

What is your favourite design of boat and why?

Davidson 40 Teddy Bear, it’s just a long time love affair. I also like the Martin 242 because it’s simple, inexpensive, easy and fun.

What is it about sailing that you enjoy the most?

I would say it’s a combination of being outside, the people, and the always changing playing field.

What activities you enjoy outside of sailing?

I enjoy hiking and fishing.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people would not know.

I was on the 1987 Canadian Americas cup team and coached soccer for 10 years.

How have you been keeping busy since all racing has been cancelled?

I’ve been keeping the loft running and getting service done for our customers while also working in the yards at home.

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