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North Sails Ireland Onboard with Royal Cork Yacht Club Under 25 Academy

29th January 2019
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The RCYC U25 team sporting North Sails T-Shirts The RCYC U25 team sporting North Sails T-Shirts

North Sails Ireland enjoyed a great day out last Friday with the Royal Cork Yacht Club Under 25 Academy. We were looking at some new 1720 3Di Nordac upwind sails and the North 1720 T-6 Class spinnaker writes Nigel Young.

EY has sponsored the U-25 squad and as part of that North Sails Ireland was delighted to be involved with the provision of a new spinnaker complete with the EY Logo.

Nigel young North sailsAnnamarie Fegan, Head of sponsorship at Royal Cork Yacht Club with Nigel Young of North Sails

EY 1720 U25 RCYCThe EY logo emblazoned on the 1720 U25 RCYC team

We were blessed with amazing conditions for the photo shoot on Friday, 10-knots of wind, 10 degrees temperature and even the odd glimpse of the sun!

As well as the official pictures we had our own media guys on the case. 'Young Productions' were filming onshore and flying the drone to give a different view on proceedings.

North Sails 1720New 3Di Nordac upwind sails for the U25 1720 team

We would like to wish the U-25 squad good luck for the 2019 season and we look forward to playing our part as the season unfolds. Please take good care of that new spinnaker!

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Loft Manager and One Design Expert, Nigel Young started sailmaking in 1981 in Cowes and opened North Sails Ireland in 2004. He races regularly with Irish clients and has competed in Melges 24s since their introduction into Europe in 1994 and has competed in 18 of 20 World Championships, with his best result of a third overall. Nigel also races Dragons Internationally, RS200s and Yachting World Dayboats.

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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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