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The North Sails One Design Black Friday promotion is running this week and if you are in the market for OD sails please contact us in advance to get a quote and see what you can save!

North Sails are dominating the results in hundreds of classes worldwide as well as here in Ireland.

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The North Sails Ireland staff are all active on the International and local stage in many OD classes. This way we remain current and able to offer the very best advice on your chosen class.......

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Please do not hesitate to contact us here at North Sails Ireland for the best advice possible on all One Design Sails. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sail FAST!

Nigel Young

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Promotion valid for all Inshore One Design sails delivered in North America and Europe. Excludes OffShore and Grand Prix One Design classes. Excludes all custom sail orders. Valid for orders placed between November 25-29, 2021. Sails will ship as soon as order is complete. This offer cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. 

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Only one week left to get the best savings on North Sails One Design products.

The North Sails One Design promotion will end on the 31st of October so please contact us before that date to secure the lowest prices.

North Sails are dominating the results in hundreds of classes Worldwide as well as here in Ireland. In the North Sails Ireland staff, we are all active on the International and local stage in many classes. This way we remain current and able to offer the very best advice on your chosen class...

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Please do not hesitate to contact us here at North Sails Ireland for the best advice possible on all One Design Sails. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sail FAST!

Nigel Young

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Here at North Sails Ireland, our one-design (non-IRC/ECHO) clients have had a fantastic season.

North Sails powered championship winners in the J24, Puppeteer 22, Dragon, Flying Fifteen, J80 and many many other classes.

For these one-design classes, our winter pricing goes live today - October 1st for one month only.

So if you want the FASTEST sail, at the BEST price to you, then please get in touch with us. We'd be delighted to chat!

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Following on from the success of our wonderful North Sails Ireland customers at events all over the country last weekend, we bring you some more good news:- 

Our PPD (price period discount) programme will be going live on October 1st for a limited time only.

This is specifically aimed at helping owners and sailors who wish to avail of special pricing and take delivery of their sails in early 2022.

Whether you are cruising, handicap racing or one-design racing - this is good news for all!

So, whilst on the subject of good news, it was another smashing weekend for North Sails race clients..........

J/109 Nationals

On Dublin Bay, "Joker II" won the North Sails-sponsored J109 National Championships, powered 100% by North Sails as reported here.

The pic above is of the "Joker II" team mid-celebration with yours truly assisting them!

"Chimaera!" at the 2021 J109 Nationals flying her 3Di RAW Main and North Sails 3Di RAW Code 1 jib - Pic: Maurice O'Connell / North Sails Ireland"Chimaera!" at the 2021 J109 Nationals flying her 3Di RAW Main and North Sails 3Di RAW Code 1 jib - Pic: Maurice O'Connell / North Sails Ireland

J/24 Northerns

In Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough, JP McCaldin's great team on "El Roccicio" won the J24 Northern Area Championships - also powered in part by North Sails.

'El Riccio' winning the J24 Northerns flying her North Sails 'Fat Head' Main and SDTH Genoa'El Riccio' winning the J24 Northerns flying her North Sails 'Fat Head' Main and SDTH Genoa

Cruisers Three Championships

Back on Dublin Bay, "Cartoon" won the Cruisers 3 championships also powered in part by North Sails.

"Cartoon" flying her north Sails 3DL mainsail and her Contender Superkote A GRADE S2 symmetric spinnaker"Cartoon" flying her north Sails 3DL mainsail and her Contender Superkote A GRADE S2 symmetric spinnaker Photo: Afloat

Flying Fifteen East Coasts

Finally, again on Dublin Bay, under the auspices of the National YC, long time North Sails client Nigel Biggs with team-mate Peter Evans won the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships, powered 100% by North Sails.

Nigel Biggs and Peter Evans rounding the top mark at the Flying Fifteen East Coasts flying their 100% North Sails inventoryNigel Biggs and Peter Evans rounding the top mark at the Flying Fifteen East Coasts flying their 100% North Sails inventory Photo: Afloat

"Biggzee" and Peter flew their FR-3 main, NXG-3 genoa and RS-1 spinnaker to win the event by a point from current Irish champions John Lavery and Alan Green. Well done guys!

What a weekend - thanks so much to all of you from the team here at North Sails Ireland.

If you would like to discuss your sailing plans for 2022, then do please get in touch with us. We'd be delighted to chat about our special PPD's! We have sails for all sizes, shapes and budgets.

Sail FAST.

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North Sails Ireland is again sponsoring the J/109 Nationals this year.

The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club and in talking to event organiser Damien Quinn from "Jalapeno", it is hoped that 12 boats will be competing this weekend.

That's TWELVE 35 foot one-designs racing windward leewards which is TREMENDOUS to see.

It is also wonderful to see the two Cork J109's "Artful Dodger" and "Jelly Baby" remain in Dublin after the ICRA's two weeks ago - fair play guys! You'll have to hurry back down for the RCYC Autumn League the following weekend!

12 J/109s will compete for National Honours at the North SAils sponsored National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht clubUp to 12 J/109s will compete for National Honours at the North Sails sponsored National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht club

In addition to some lovely NS goodies for prizes, we will be providing on-the-water event support on Sat. I will be in the RIYC RIB with my video camera shooting the action. We will then de-brief it all in the wet bar in the Royal Irish on the big screen.

(Above and below) The J/109 event will include post racing debriefs(Above and below) The J/109 event will include post racing debrie

There might just be a few giveaways for those of you who execute a memorable (maybe for not the right reasons) manoeuvre!

DBSC supremo Eddie Totterdell and his team will be running the racing so the fleet will be in good hands.

Here at North Sails, we are delighted to support such a fantastic event.

Fingers crossed we get some wind!

Prof.

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The Mermaid National Championships were hosted by Tralee Bay Sailing Club recently. TBSC in Fenit is one of my favourite places to race. The majestic mountain backdrops surrounding Samphire Island make it an unforgettable experience.

Here at North Sails Ireland, we were thrilled to see the McCormack treble - Darragh, Mark & Noel in "Innocence" successfully defend their title that they won in 2020 in Cork. Brilliant stuff guys."Innocence" is powered 100% by North Sails.

2nd overall, also powered 100% by North Sails was Vincent & Roisín McCormack and Michael Lynch in "Three Chevrons".

Congratulations to this great class from all of us here at North Sails Ireland. The class is going from strength to strength!

The podium:-

1. "innocence" 100% North Sails

2. "Three Chevrons" 100% North Sails

3. "This Is It" - North Sails*

Full results are here

Sail FAST.

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Not for the first time, the super-consistent team of Neil Hegarty, David Williams and the evergreen Peter Bowring won the Dragon Irish National Championships in Kinsale YC over the weekend.

In a stunning series, they opened their account with three straight bullets and kept it steady after that to wrap up their series with a 4 point winning margin.

"Phantom" flew her 100% North Sails inventory which consisted of her A7+ mainsail, MH-8H genoa and CD-5 spinnaker.

2nd overall - Ghost IRL 1812nd overall - Ghost IRL 181 Photo: Bob Bateman

2nd overall was Colm Dunne, sailing with Colm Daly and Daniel McCloskey, in his new Dragon "Ghost". Colm split the tie-break with Brian Goggin, Daniel Murphy, Sean Murphy, and John O'Connor on "Serafina" (also 100% powered by North Sails) by virtue of winning two races to the one race won by "Serafina!".

Serafina IRL 1803rd overall - Serafina IRL 180 Photo: Bob Bateman

Talk about TIGHT racing!

Colm and his team only took delivery of the boat this year and this, coupled with their new North Sails inventory of their A14 mainsail, v6-M genoa and R9 spinnaker made them a new force in the class.

Congratulations to all the Dragon fleet on yet another great event by all accounts. The class looks like it's on the rebound and all of us here at North Sails are delighted to be a part of that.

Sail FAST.

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WOW! What an amazing weekend that was! The "ICRA's", our national championships, hosted by the National Yacht Club, have just finished. It was amazing to see so many sailors afloat competing hard for the national titles up for grabs.

It was also wonderful to catch up with so many customers, sailors and friends ashore after sailing.

Congratulations to the National YC and the ICRA team for safely pulling off a fantastic event under the current restrictions.

We had the perfect mix of conditions and courses with everything from 5 knots of breeze to almost 20 knots at times. The courses were a mixture of windward/leewards, "Round The Cans", and coastal.

Boatspeed wins races. FACT. It has always been and will always be - upwind, downwind and across the wind. You need it.

At North Sails Ireland, we salute our fantastic customers who flew our sails to take the lion's share of the podium places.

In addition, our NS colleagues Shane Hughes (racing on "Snapshot" in IRC 1) and Matthew O'Gorman (racing on "Snoopy" in IRC 3) in the sail loft toiled hard repairing damaged sails to keep competitors in the game the following day.

Matthew told me on the dock on Sunday morning that they finished repairing sails at 3 am. That is a real commitment to the cause.

Sail FAST folks, and well done everyone again.

IRC 0

1. "Kaya" - Frank Whelan - Greystones SC-North Sails*
2. "Forty Licks" - Jay Colville - East Down YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Jump Juice" - Conor Phelan - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 1 winner -  "Storm II" - Pat Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North SailsIRC 1 winner - "Storm II" - Pat Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North Sails

IRC 1

1. "Storm II" - Pat Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North Sails
2. "White Mischief" - Tim & Richard Goodbody - Royal Irish YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Snapshot" - Mike & Richie Evans - Howth YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 2 winner - "Checkmate XVIII" - Nigel Biggs - Howth YC - 100% North SailsIRC 2 winner - "Checkmate XVIII" - Nigel Biggs - Howth YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 2

1. "Checkmate XVIII" - Nigel Biggs - Howth YC - 100% North Sails
2. "King One" - David Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North Sails
3. "Mata" - Wright Bros - Howth YC 100% North Sails

IRC 3 winner - "Snoopy" - Martin Mahon - Courtown SC - *North SailsIRC 3 winner - "Snoopy" - Martin Mahon - Courtown SC - *North Sails

IRC 3

1. "Snoopy" - Martin Mahon - Courtown SC - *North Sails
2. "Hard On Port" - Flor O'Driscoll - Bray SC - *North Sails
3. "Cri Cri" - Paul Colton - Royal Irish YC - 100% North Sails

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Amazing - how did ALL these events (listed below alphabetically!) all fit in Dublin Bay last weekend?

  • Beneteau First 31.7 National Championships
  • Beneteau First 21.7 national Championships
  • Dragon East Coast Championships
  • RS Aero National Championships
  • Ruffian National Championships
  • DBSC Saturday Series
  • ISORA Offshore Series

Hats off to all the sailors, race management, clubs and shore teams. It is awesome to see a packed Dublin Bay.

North Sails powered the following winners and stacked the podiums. Huge congratulations to you all.

Beneteau First 31.7 Nationals

1st overall: "Final Call" - John Minnis - Royal Ulster YC - helmed by Gareth Flanigan

"Final Call" flew her 100% North Sails inventory including her 3Di RAW mainsail, heavy no. 1 genoa, No. 3 jib & A GRADE Contender Superlite / Superkote spinnakers to win every race.

Speaking after the event, John Minnis said, "we couldn't be happier with North Sails. Sail design, manufacture, delivery, boat set-up and after sales service - Nigel and the North Sails Ireland team were with us all the way."

"Final Call" flew her 100% North Sails inventory to win every race"Final Call" flew her 100% North Sails inventory to win every race Photo: Afloat

Beneteau First 21.7 Nationals

1st overall: "Yikes" - Peter Carroll, Barry McDonald and Eddie Kilbane

"Yikes" flew her 100% North Sails inventory - NPL Xi Carbon mainsail, NPL Xi Aramid large jib and NPC Norlon spinnaker.

Speaking after the event, helmsman Joe Smyth said, "Since 2019, we worked with Prof in North Sails Ireland on our sail inventory and have received really solid advice and service all the way"

"Yikes" flying her North Sails NPL Xi Carbon mainsil & North Sails NPL Aramid large jib"Yikes" flying her North Sails NPL Xi Carbon mainsil & North Sails NPL Aramid large jib Photo: Afloat

2nd: "Capilano" - John Downey - 100% North Sails

3rd:"Chinook" - Andrew Bradley - 100% North Sails

Dragon East Coast Championships

1st Overall - "Little Fella" - Cameron Good, Henry Kingston, Matthias Helstern - 100% North Sails

'Little Fella' flying her North Sails Polykote LM-2 Mainsail and Dynakote BR-9-1P Spi'Little Fella' flying her North Sails Polykote LM-2 Mainsail and Dynakote BR-9-1P Spi Photo: Afloat

3rd: Scarlet Ribbons - Tomas O'Brien - 100% North Sails

RS Aero National Championships

Even though the 'Aero" class is all North Sails, it was wonderful to see my buddy Andrew "Hammy" Baker winning the first-ever nationals on Dublin Bay last weekend.

The Aero sails are radial cut manufactured in North Sails patented "Radian" fabric.

Hammy Baker winning the RS Aero Nationals flying his North Sails Radian sail Photo: AfloatHammy Baker winning the RS Aero Nationals flying his North Sails Radian sail Photo: Afloat

Ruffian 23 National Championships

We were delighted to see Stephen Gill and his team fly their North Sails mainsail to finish 2nd in the Ruffian Nationals last weekend.

'Shannagh' flying her North Sails Contender Polykote mainsail'Shannagh' flying her North Sails Contender Polykote mainsail Photo: Afloat

Please do get in touch with us if you'd like to discuss any aspects of your boat's performance. We have solutions that fit all makes, shapes, sizes, colours and budgets.

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Well, what an amazing event that was!

Congratulations to the team in Kinsale YC for another fabulous Sovereign's Cup. We had a nice mixture of wind speeds and directions, tons of shifts, plenty of sunshine and the odd light smattering of rain.

We were thrilled to see so many of our customers on the water and you were all flying!

Your North Sails Ireland team were all afloat and racing hard. I had a fantastic time doing the tactics on Conor Phelan's "Jump Juice" in the Coastal fleet, Shane was mainsheet trimmer on the IRC 1 winner "Snapshot" and Nigel guested on the GS37 Frank Caul's "Prince Of Tides", "Fiscala" the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 owned by James Matthews and the Elan 37 "Cappella Of Howth" owned by Graham Vickers.

We had fun each day catching up with our friends and customers every day after sailing in Kinsale YC.

North Sails powered so many class winners and stacked the podiums. It was great to see Mike and Richie Evans winning both their class and the overall trophy in their first event "out of the box". Here's what Mike had to say after the event:-

"We chose North Sails for our new J99 yacht ‘Snapshot’. We were looking for all-round performance with a focus on in-shore racing. The team at North sails worked with us to provide us with a wonderful suit of sails. This gave us really competitive upwind and downwind performance. We are delighted with our results at our first major regatta here at Sovereigns Week."

Another winner "out of the box" was Bob Rendell's GS 44 "Samatom". Here's what owner Bob Rendell had to say after his epic win:-

"We were delighted to take the coastal class win at Sovereigns Cup. Certainly, the new North Sails inventory made a big contribution to Samatom's performance across the range of conditions we experienced. The service and support from Shane and the North Sails Ireland team has been crucial in getting this project off the ground so successfully"

Here is a quick summary of our clients' wonderful results - thank you everyone and well done!

IRC Coastal Fleet

1st: "Samatom" - GS 44 - Bob Rendell - Howth YC - powered 100% by North Sails
2nd "Nieulargo" - GS 40 - Denis Murphy & AnneMarie Fegan - North Sails*
3rd. "Jump Juice" - Ker 37 - Conor Phelan - 100% North Sails

'Samatom' flying her North Sailx NPL TOUR Xi ARAMID / polyester mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 2 Jib'Samatom' flying her North Sailx NPL TOUR Xi ARAMID / polyester mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 2 Jib Photo: Bob Bateman

IRC 1

1. "Snapshot" - J99 - Mike & Richie Evans - Howth YC - powered 100% by North Sails
2. "Artful Dodger" - J109 - Finbarr O'Regan - North Sails*
3. "Storm II" - J109 - Pat Kelly - 100% North Sails

IRC 1 winner 'Snapshot' flying her North Sails A2.5 and North Sails 3Di RAW Mainsail Photo: Bob BatemanIRC 1 winner 'Snapshot' flying her North Sails A2.5 and North Sails 3Di RAW Mainsail Photo: Bob Bateman

IRC 2

2. "King One" - 1/2 Tonner - David Kelly - North Sails*

IRC 3

1. "YagottaWanna" - J24 - David Lane - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 3 Winner 'YaGottaWanna' flying her North Sails DX-7TT genoa and 'Fat Head' mainIRC 3 Winner 'YaGottaWanna' flying her North Sails DX-7TT genoa and 'Fat Head' main Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 1 IRC

2. Price Of Tides - GS37 - Frank Caul - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Valfreya" - Sigma 33 - David Riome & David Leonard - 100% North Sails

'Prince of Tides' flying her North Sails 3Di ENDURANCE upwind sails'Prince of Tides' flying her North Sails 3Di ENDURANCE upwind sails Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 2 IRC

1. "Shillelagh" - Blazer 23 - John Twomey - Kinsale YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Miss Charlie" - Tofinou 8 - Patrick Beckett - North Sails*

The 'Shillelagh' team - winner of White Sails 2 - powered by North SailsThe 'Shillelagh' team - winner of White Sails 2 - powered by North Sails Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 1 ECHO

1. "Fiscala" - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 - James Matthews - Kinsale YC - 100% North Sails
2. "Capella Of Kinsale" - Elan 37 - Graham Vickers - Kinsale YC "Prince Of Tides" - 100% North Sails
3. "Prince Of Tides" - GS 37 " Frank Caul - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails

The 'Fiscala' team - winner of White Sails 1 - powered by North SailsThe 'Fiscala' team - winner of White Sails 1 - powered by North Sails Photo: Bob Bateman

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If you would like to discuss any aspect of your boat's performance, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're always delighted to chat!

Prof, Nigel & Shane, NORTH SAILS IRELAND

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