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Kinsale Sailor Jeremy Elliott Holds Key Design Role in North Sails

15th April 2018
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Jeremy Elliott fits a new Spirit 76 3Di mainsail for a North Sails Ireland client in Antibes Jeremy Elliott fits a new Spirit 76 3Di mainsail for a North Sails Ireland client in Antibes Photo: Nigel Young

Kinsale sailor and naval architect Jeremy Elliott is heading up North Sails Design Services giving him a key role in making the latest technology available to the North Technology Group companies and their clients. Based in Gosport, he’s worked on everything from dinghies to the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and super yacht projects.

Afloat.ie readers will recall Elliott was responsible for the sail programme on Eamon Rohan's Class Zero Blondie campaigns and more recently Elliott looked after Conor Phelan's Jump Juice programme.

Elliott has been involved in many of the North Sails Ireland projects over the years and he was a regular crew member on Rohan's successful Blondie teams.

After completing a Masters in Naval Architecture at the University of Southampton, Elliott worked with the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and several America’s Cup teams before joining the North Sails design team in 2005. The bulk of his work is in performance simulation and structural assessment, to ensure North clients get the most from our state-of-the-art research capabilities. His breadth of experience gives him a solid grasp of both the technology and reality of modern yacht design, backed up by as much time on the water as the job allows.

The North Design Services headed up by Elliott is a team of sail design-engineers who specialise in optimising a yacht’s total performance

In his down time, Elliott sails International 14s. He has recently taken to kite-boarding for the days when all other sailing is blown off. 'He is a fantastic asset for North Sails Ireland to use and its always good to work with him and fill him in on the local sailing scene in his home town of Kinsale', says North Sails Ireland's Nigel Young.

Nigel young Jeremy ElliottNigel Young (left) and Jeremy Elliott repairing an A-Zero on a charter First 40 in St Barts in the Caribbean

The North Design Services headed up by Elliott is a team of sail design-engineers who specialise in optimising a yacht’s total performance. 

“We’re getting invitations from yacht designers to help them look at different optimisation options,” says Elliott. “Some underwater, some over the water, some both, our team is tasked with figuring out how to get the most performance out of these boats. It’s a real privilege for us to be trusted by the designers, owners, and teams to help optimise performance of their projects.”

Read more about Jeremy Elliott's role at North Sails here

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North Sails Ireland is operated by Loft Manager and One Design Expert Nigel Young at his Cork Harbour base at Myrtleville. The company specialities include Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage and Sail Washing. Working with Nigel are Maurice O'Connell, Shane Hughes and Richard Marshall.

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