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Story Contributors: Jeff Bonanni
JEFFREY BONANNI JOINS NORTH SAILS
Bringing Extensive Experience to the Class as an E Scow One Design Sales Representative
Bonanni is a five-time National and North American Champion, including the 2015 E Scow Nationals, and brings extensive experience in the E Scow class as the North Sails one design representative. An active racer in the New Jersey area, Bonanni also serves on the National Class E Scow Associations Board of Directors and as the Commodore of the Eastern Class E Scow Association. He is one of a small handful of helmsmen to have won all six National Championship trophy races.
Bonanni has been an integral part of the leadership team propelling the E Scow class forward and now brings that passion to the North Sails class support.
“I’m thrilled to be joining North Sails and excited to help the E scow fleet raise the bar competitively.” Says Bonanni, “I look forward to engaging sailors both new and old to the class, and hope to be viewed as a resource to all.”
Bonanni is most proud of leading two yacht clubs to win the Torch Lake Team Trophy for best-combined scores for a club at the National Championship, fostering an atmosphere of information sharing, inclusion, and fleet building. In his new role at North Sails, Bonanni will facilitate communication and innovation within the E Scow Class, forging stronger partnerships and support for E Scow sailors.
“Jeff fits in well at North Sails; his dedication to one-design sailing is evident through his continued work fleet building and sharing information.” Says Tim Healy, President of North Sails One Design, “He is always helping someone, trying something new to make the fleet faster, and sharing his expert knowledge of the boat. Jeff realizes that this sport is more fun when information is shared, and the overall level of competition is raised.”
Bonanni is a resident of Little Silver, New Jersey, and a graduate of Boston College, where he was an ICSA All American Skipper.
North is the only sailmaker for winning Scow sails that have dominated the circuit for decades. Designs like the MC Scow Z-MAX, the E Scow AP Main and LM/MH Jibs, the C Scow I-1 Gold, the A Scow designs that command the circuit scoreboards, the XBoat Powerzone main and RAD Blue jib, among other designs for the M-16 Scow, M-20 Scow, Inland-20 Scow and more.