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Chilly Beneteau 31.7 North Sails Ireland 3Di Sea Trial Bears Fruit for Camira & Crew

17th April 2018
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Peter Beamish (right) with the Camira crew at Dun Laoghaire Marina all set for a 3di Sail Trial on Dublin Bay Peter Beamish (right) with the Camira crew at Dun Laoghaire Marina all set for a 3di Sail Trial on Dublin Bay

North Sails Ireland's Maurice "Prof" O'Connell had a chilly evening's test sail on Friday April 13th, unlucky 13th for Prof, as he had no foul weather gear!

The occasion was the unveiling of new sails on the Beneteau First 31.7 "Camira" in anticipation of the new DBSC season starting later this month.

Camira's new mainsail and light/medium no.1 genoa were both designed and constructed using North proprietary '3Di' technology.

Camiras new 3Di Light Medium No. 1 GenoaCamira's new 3Di Light Medium No. 1 Genoa on test on Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay Sailing Club skipper Peter Beamish, his team and Prof fitted the sails, set the correct mainsail batten tensions using built-in "wingtip" adjusters and headed out on a light airs Dublin Bay evening.

Camira's new mainsail and light/medium no. 1 genoa were both designed and constructed using North proprietary "3Di" technology

Control systems (halyards, jib car positions, outhaul, cunningham) and rig adjustments (cap shrouds, lower shrouds, forestay) were adjusted with plenty of lively debate onboard.

Commenting after the session on "Camira", skipper Beamish said "Thank you, Prof for a fascinating few hours and see you next Friday" (when a further session with the North Sails man is planned).

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