North Sails LOFT NEWS

July 31, 2019

WIORA WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

North Sails Ireland Proud Supporters

Class 1 IRC Overall Winners, Dexterity 📸 James Young/Young Productions

North Sails Ireland were proud to support the WIORA West Coast Championships 2019 hosted by Foynes Yacht Club (FYC).

Having sailed in several WIORA regatta’s in the past,  One Design Expert and founder of North Sails Ireland, Nigel Young looked forward to getting back into the fleet this year in Foynes at such a welcoming club. With the great opportunity to sail onboard the X-332 Dexterity, Nigel talks about their victory in the long race:

“I had the pleasure of sailing the long race with Liam Madden and the crew on X-332 Dexterity. We had a cracking start and challenged for the lead around the course. Racing in the Shannon requires a good understanding of the tides and knowing when to change sides in the river to take full advantage of the currents. This is always tricky to get 100% right on the day, but the speed generated from the new North Sails fitted a few days prior to the regatta carried us through to the win. I was delighted to play a small part in the overall Class win for Dexterity.”

“The speed generated from the new North Sails fitted a few days prior to the regatta carried us through to the win. I was delighted to play a small part in the overall Class win for Dexterity.”

When not competing, Nigel and son James were on the water videoing the racing, using this footage to run a post-racing debrief session for competitors. James shot some fantastic drone footage of the fleet coming through the narrow channel between the club and Foynes Island.

Congratulations to all involved for making the regatta a great success; we are already looking forward to a repeat session next year.

See the full list of results or visit the North Sails Ireland loft page.

📸 James Young/Young Productions
📸 James Young/Young Productions