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Letter to my Younger Self: Peter Warrer

The sailors and designers in the world of North Sails are some of the most inspiring people on the water, and we’re hoping to share more of their story with… Read More

Nord Stream Race Victory for Team Finland

The 6th of September and the end of Kiel Week 2021 marked the beginning of the ninth edition of the longest offshore race in the grueling Baltic Sea, the Nord… Read More

How to Follow: Nord Stream Race 2021

After many months of planning, re-planning, and making adjustments due to travel restrictions, the Nord Stream Race is finally ready to welcome the 2021 fleet to the starting line. The… Read More

Sunrise Wins It All at the Rolex Fastnet Race

Tom Kneen’s JPK 11.80 Sunrise is the latest to join the esteemed list of Rolex Fastnet Race overall winners. Upon finishing, Kneen summed up his team’s race quite simply: “it… Read More

#NSVictoryList: 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race

It’s been a busy couple of days in the English Channel, with the Rolex Fastnet Race bringing the sailing world to life for the 49th time. For North Sails President… Read More

Gear to Conquer Offshore Sailing

The Gitana Team, an offshore racing stable founded in 2000 by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild, has announced its selection of North Sails Performance clothing. North Sails Performance is the… Read More

Team Ho’okolohe: Eating to Win

Dinner offshore usually means whatever freeze-dried flavor is the most palatable, because minimizing both weight and space is a top priority for teams that want to win long-distance races. But… Read More

Team Actual Aim for Victory at the Rolex Fastnet Race

After an ankle injury that required a few weeks onshore to recover, French Brittany-based skipper Yves Le Blevec is eager to get back on the helm of his trimaran Actual… Read More

Sodebo Ultime 3 is Rolex Fastnet Race Ready

Sodebo Ultim 3, a latest-generation boat skippered by Thomas Coville, will line up at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race against the other Ultimes. The sailing team includes Thomas… Read More

Ultime Edmond de Rothschild Back to Defend Fastnet Title

The winner of the previous Rolex Fastnet Race, the Maxi Edmond de Rothchild is back to defend her title. In 2019, the trimaran led by Gitana Team beat François Gabart’s… Read More