North Sails LOFT NEWS
NORTH SAILS 3Di POWERS ISORA OVERALL WINNERS TO NEW VICTORIES
We caught up with J/109 clients Vicky and Peter who recently bought 3Di from North Sails UK. Here is what they had to say about their experience with their new sails with the help of their local expert, Frank Gerber.
When the shiny new Pentex taffeta sails arrived to replace our old Dacron cruising sails Peter was very pleased, especially when we came 2nd overall in our very first ISORA race using them. Our 2nd place finish was swiftly followed by 3rd overall/1st in class on our second ISORA race.
The new North Sails were delivered and North Sails UK representative, Frank Gerber, checked the sails and gave advice on tuning and rigging. He asked us to round up our crew for weight on the rail to simulate racing conditions. I’m sure Frank must have had a shock when he met us and our cruising setup, especially when we had to explain to him that there was no crew and it was simply just the two of us.
“With Frank’s patience and sound advice over the years we have gradually moved into racing mode and this year won ISORA. The spec of our sails has changed, as has the boat and number of loyal crew but we still use North Sails as we know we’ll get good service.”
“We currently use North 3Di sails on our J/109 and find them very good value, as they seem to be able to stand up to the tough conditions we put them through in offshore racing. Our jibs we used at ISORA won this year have been used for the last three years now. In that time we have done two Rolex Fastnet races, one Volvo Round Ireland race and three full ISORA seasons, and are still competitive sails.”
-Vicky and Peter, J/109 “Mojito”
North Powered ISORA winners Overall:
2nd Rockabill VI