One of the things I have really come to enjoy over the years is having the opportunity to crew for many talented sailors, and watch and learn (or re-learn) how… Read More

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June 29, 2016

Having Trouble Pointing?

There are times where you may find yourself struggling to either keep your upwind lane, or just can’t get that height to pinch off a boat to weather. We all… Read More

Last weekend twenty five Dragons from five countries raced at the Linkers International de Deauville. After 6 races, in varied weather conditions, Paul Hoj Jensen won the regatta. North Sails… Read More

Last week the 420 Championship was held in San Remo, Italy, with the attendance of 262 boats from 23 countries. In the Open class, Portuguese brothers Diogo and Pedro Costa… Read More

Permalink to Insights from J/30 Annapolis NOOD Winner Bob Rutsch

After Bob Rutsch won the J/30 class by one point at the 2016 Annapolis NOOD with two firsts on the final day, Jonathan Bartlett from North Sails Chesapeake asked him… Read More

Congratulations to North Sails Pete Mitchell who won the Solo UK Southern Championship at the weekend. Pete won 3 of the 4 races and sailed using an ST-2K design. Well… Read More

Racing the C&C 30 is a “mind clearing event” … during my time on the water, I am in control of boat speed and the maneuvers, and everything else fades… Read More

Back in 2014 I was offered the chance to become a North Sails Jockey by the Dinghy Specialist Sailingfast. Fresh out of the 420 youth class there was no better… Read More

In an exciting development for the future of One Design multihull sails, Glenn Ashby, world class sailor and multiple multihull world champion, has teamed up with North Sails to develop… Read More

The J/70 class at the 2016 edition of Key West Race Week saw more of the same in addition to a new twist. As in previous years the J/70s had… Read More

  “Before the 2015 J/70 North Americans I had crewed on the J/70 for a couple of years and thought I knew it pretty well. Steering is different (not harder) that crewing…. Read More

December 27, 2015

Get More From the Velocitek

Most of the one-design boats do not allow the use of a device like the Velociteck that stores information. Getting used to use it can take some time. If you are… Read More

I first sailed the J/24 in the late eighties, through the nineties, having great fun, winning Nationals and even a Europeans. But I have to say, looking back, we had… Read More

North Sails-Powered Teams Win 420 Class Worlds in Japan Congratulations to Daichi Takayama and his crew, Syota Nakano for winning the 420 Class World Championship in Castle Bay Karatsu, Japan…. Read More