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Father and son duo takes the #1 spot, continuing their family legacy

North Sails Ireland’s Nigel Young and his youngest son James, aged 11, raced at this year’s YW Dayboat Week in a boat built by Nigel’s father, Don Young. The regatta was hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in Falmouth. James succeeded in winning the Cadet Race and his name will now appear alongside his father, who won the trophy back in 1980 and his older brother Jack, who won in 2016.

The Young Family have a long association with the YWDB Class, as Don built his first boat back in the 60’s and since that time has built about six more boats. They are all cold molded smooth skin boats and all varnished, no painting allowed! Nigel’s current boat PaPa 2 has now won the Championship three times and the family look forward to defending the title again in 2018. Fully powered by North Sails, the NY-4 Jib and the M-4 Mainsail, these designs now also have the three Championship titles under their belt.

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Nigel and his son James, share the family passion of Dayboat sailing
YW Dayboat winners! Father/son duo, Nigel and James!

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Yachting World Dayboat Race Week 2017 headshot
Nigel Young

Myrtleville, Ireland

Nigel started Sailmaking in 1981 in Cowes on the IOW. In 1990, he ran HOOD Sails OD production in Lymington. In 1995, he joined North Sails, as part of the North-Diamond Sails merger. Nigel ran North Sails OD in the...

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