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Ross in the Canadian flag bearing hat on the right.

Ross MacDonald has been with North Sails for 14 years; 4 years with One Design and 10 years with the team at the Vancouver loft. He is 55 years old and was born in Vancouver. The first boat he ever sail on was his family’s boat in 1969, an Alberg 30.

What is your favourite local regatta/race and why?

Round The County is my favourite race. It’s great to meet up with old friends from all over British Columbia and Washington State.  

Where is your favourite spot to go cruising and why?

My favourite spot to go cruising is Manson’s landing off Cortes Island; sunsets and great swimming!

What is your favourite design of boat and why? 

The Star class. It’s a timeless design that has its attributes such as bulb keep as well as chined, high righting moment hull shapes that are finally seen on cruising boats today – 100+ years later.

What is it about sailing that you enjoy the most?  

Getting the most out of the rig and sails. Being out on the water as well with friends and family is a big plus.

What activities you enjoy outside of sailing? 

I enjoy skiing and bike riding.

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

I use to have red hair!

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

I’ve been working on our boat, an X-41, and tidying the house. There’s also quite a bit of planning going on for when we are allowed to travel and compete again, which I’m looking forward to.

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