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Caribbean 600 Winner Conor Fogerty Praises New North Sails

26th February 2018
For the C600 this year, Fogerty took delivery of a North Sails 3Di offshore mainsail for BAM! For the C600 this year, Fogerty took delivery of a North Sails 3Di offshore mainsail for BAM! Photo: Tim Wright

Last week's RORC Caribbean class winner Conor Fogerty, skipper of the Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 BAM!, has given a thumbs up to his new sail wardrobe from North Sails Ireland.

The race was very windy with Fogerty, the Irish Sailor of the Year, and his team emerging victorious after five days of wet and wild racing.

Fogerty has been working on his sail inventory with Maurice (“Prof”) O’Connell from North Sails Ireland since the first launch of “BAM! in 2015, notching up an OSTAR win and a previous class win in the C600 in 2016.

As Afloat.ie reported prior to the Caribbean 600, Fogerty took delivery of a new 3Di offshore mainsail for the event. Speaking after the race, the Howth Yacht Club skipper was fulsome in his praise of the new sails; “The new main is perfect, it was great to be able to totally rely on our sails, while boats around us dropped off due to sail failure. “BAM” returned to Antigua with a full intact wardrobe, and a class win which were are delighted with!”

This is the fourth season that North Sails Ireland have worked with Fogerty.

Most recently, in 2017, for his OSTAR class win, North Sails had supplied a new 3Di Code 2 jib and Radian no. 5 jib.

Congratulations to him and all his crew in keeping the ship together in which was a really tough, challenging race", O'Connell said.

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