North Sails NEWS
WORLD CHAMPION SAILOR ALLAN TERHUNE, JR. RETURNS TO NORTH SAILS
Terhune to focus on customers in Annapolis and Chicago
(Annapolis, MD) February 1st 2018: Allan Terhune, Jr., who first joined North Sails in 2007, returns to the North sales team to provide world class expertise to customers. North’s head of One Design Vince Brun first recognized Terhune’s raw talent and originally recruited the young racer, who has notched up eleven North American Championships (in the Lightning, Flying Scot and Thistle Classes) and was crowned the 2013 J/22 World Champion. After six years with North honing his skills in the loft and on the water, Terhune subsequently joined Quantum in 2014, but the champion sailor is now returning to join the world’s leading sailmaker in what promises to be an exciting year for the respected One Design expert.
Commenting on his return to North Sails, Allan Terhune, Jr. said;
“It’s a huge opportunity to work with the amazing team at North Sails and grow in the sport, and I’m really excited to work with both Jonathan Bartlett and the Annapolis team, as well as with Perry Lewis and the Chicago team. When you want to sail at the top level of the sport and raise your game, you want to have the best gear and equipment, and there’s no denying that the North Sails network and product offering is the best in the industry. I’m looking forward to being able to offer my customers more opportunity for success and help them enjoy their time on the water with North Sails products.”
Allan will join the Annapolis and Chicago teams with special focus on Offshore One Design while still helping with traditional small boat One Design, which is Allan’s speciality. He will continue working with clients in J/111, J/70 and J/88 Classes, plus expanding into J/121 and other projects.
Terhune is a resident of Annapolis, MD and graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy. In 2007, Terhune was awarded US Sailing’s One Design Leadership Award and named Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Finalist in 2008 and 2013.