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Story Contributors: Allan Terhune, Chris Larson, Jonathan Bartlett, Zeke Horowitz


Exceptional Service Delivered by the North Team

John Brim, overall winner of the 2018 Annapolis NOOD. His J/70 Rimette is fully powered by North Sails.

The 2018 edition of the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis was dominated by North sails clients on the water and the North team also did an amazing job sailing with clients, servicing sails that needed overnight repair, holding debriefs, docktalks, and much more. As we congratulate all our clients for their great performances (North-powered boats dominated the podiums, see scoreboard below), we also want to congratulate our Annapolis team for the job well done:

  • Chris Larson did an awesome job with the weather. He sailed on the winning Farr 30 Ramrod and helped giving the North Sails awards at the parties.
  • Allan Terhune sailed on the winning J/111 with Pete Colby on Velocity and held the J/ 111 dock talk. Allan also gave the Pursuit Race trophy out on Saturday.
  • Steve Pickel sailed with Cuyler Morris in the Etchells competing against our one design sail designer Ched Proctor. Steve was at the North tent each night talking with clients.
  • Zeke Horowitz won the J/22 class and ran two docktalks. Zeke also gave the North Boat of the Day award out to the AYC Youth Team, Helly Hansen Sponsored, in the J/80 class.
  • Will Keyworth drove North Sails coach Chuck Allen around in the power boat. Having Wilbur take Chuck around was like having a local knowledge guru. Not only did Wilbur know what the breeze was doing or going to do, he also knew many of the boats in all classes. Chuck, by the way, did a great job taking photos and debriefing sailors.
  • A huge shout out to Ridgely McKenzie and Bill Birmingham, the Annapolis North Sails Service team. Bill was there each day at the truck and got sails back together for the next morning. Always smiling and engaging the clients.

The key to any event is the local presence of the North Team. We have a great group in Annapolis and everyone stepped their game up. A huge thank you to Lorraine McKenna from the North Sails Marketing team for helping putting all together.

North Sails’ commitment to the NOOD Regattas continue stronger than ever. Next stop, see you at the NOOD Marblehead in June.

Martin Roesch’s team Velocity, J/111 Class winners powered by North 3Di, sailing with North expert Allan Terhune.


Annapolis YC Juniors, winners of the North Sails Boat of the Day with North expert Zeke Horowitz.


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 / Jonh Brim – Regatta Overall Winner!
J/70 Corinthian
1,2 / Jennifer & Ray Wulff
1, 2, 3, 4*, 5, 6, 7, 10 / Zeke Horowitz
1*, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 / Mary Ewenson
1*, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 / Matt Lalumiere
1,2 / Martin Roesch
1, 2 / Rodrick Jabin
1, 2, 3, 4 / Cedric Lewis/ Fredrik Salvesen
1, 2, 3 / Bob Rutsch
* Denotes Partial North Sails Inventory


J/30 winners – Bob Rutsch’s Team Bepop powered by North 3Di.


Great times at the North tent!


USA 53408 Auntie Jean – James Sagerholm & Jerry Christofel, winners on the J/35 class


Jon Opert, winner of the North Rally Race on his Hanse 372 «Orion»


J22 “Uncle Fluffy” skippered by Zeke Horowitz wins the J22 Class.

Read Zeke’s Takeawys on the J/22


Story Contributors

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Allan Terhune

One Design Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Allan has been with North Sails since 2007 and serves as North American One Design Manager. Allan Terhune, Jr., has won 14 National and Continental Titles (in the Lightning, Flying Scot, MC Scow and Thistle Classes) and was crowned the...

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Chris Larson

Sail Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Chris began working for North Sails in 1990, right after college graduation. He was fascinated by the personalities at North, including Tom Whidden, Vince Brun, Gary Weisman, Jim Allsopp, and Andreas Josenhans, and he wanted to be a part of such an elite...

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Jonathan Bartlett

Loft Manager, Sail Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Jonathan Bartlett, who has worked as a sales expert at the North Sails Annapolis loft since 1984, is an adept and competitive sailor who has been racing for more than five decades. Bartlett has been active in several one-design classes...

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Zeke Horowitz

One Design Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Zeke Horowitz grew up in Sarasota, Fla. where he quickly took to sailing and began racing in the Optimist Class at the age of nine. His Optimist racing took him all over the world and inspired his passion for sailing...

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