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Story Contributors: Jeremy Smart, Seadon Wijsen, Jack Orr, Allan Terhune


Upwind-Downwind Performance Tips

J/111 webinar featuring North Sails Class experts Seadon Wijsen, Jack Orr, Jeremy Smart and Allan Terhune.

Topics covered include:

2:35 Upwind Trim
39:12 Downwind Light Air & Superlight
44:30 Downwind Soak Mode 10-17 knots
51:34 Downwind Wing on Wing 13-15 knots
56:51 Downwind Moderate Plane/Lazy Plane 16-20 Knots
1:09:30 Downwind Heavy Air – 20+ knots
1:11:53 Downwind – 25+ knots
1:16:00 Broach and Recovery

Learn more about North Sails fast J/111 designs.

Story Contributors

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Jeremy Smart

Sail Expert — Gosport, United Kingdom Manufacturing – Gosport, UK

Jeremy has been part of the team since 2001. He enjoys the opportunities provided by North Sails: meeting new people, having the opportunity to sail and win races on a variety of boats in “some of the nicest places in...

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Seadon Wijsen

Sail Expert — San Francisco, California

Serving as the Regional Sales Manager of the West Coast, and based in the San Francisco area, Seadon has been with North Sails since 2001. Seeing that the technology gap between North Sails and other sailmakers was widening, and having...

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Jack Orr

One Design Expert, Sail Expert, Service Expert — Steelpointe Harbor, Connecticut

Jack Orr is based out of Milford, Connecticut. He has been a part of our North Sails team since 1988. His expertise is found in (but not limited to) the J/88, J/109, and J/111. He has a wide range of...

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Allan Terhune

One Design Expert — Annapolis, Maryland

Allan Terhune, Jr., has won eleven North American Championships (in the Lightning, Flying Scot and Thistle Classes) and was crowned the 2013 J/22 World Champion. Allan is also a class expert in the Etchells, J/70, J/80, J/88, J/105, J/111 with...

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