Here at North Sails Ireland, we are blessed with a top level service department lead by the very skilled Richard Marshall from Cobh writes Nigel Young. There is nothing Richard and his team cannot do with fabrics of any kind and the fact that he is also a top-flight sailor in his own right also helps!
Richard and his team have been servicing all of the North Sails products sold in Ireland since 2004 and together we have developed some really nice repair techniques over the last sixteen years.
Richard is really well known for dominating local sailing with his wooden Bolero Woody back in the day. Six years running South Coast Champion. He has also raced on many other local boats including Illes Pitiuses at the Quarter Ton Cup with Jason and Dominic Losty. I had to remind him about the fact he was also Dutch Melges 24 Championship back in 2015 with yours truly and Colm Dunne from Kinsale.....now that was a great regatta.
The Service team in Cobh has a full understanding of what's required to repair and service all of the North Sails products including the unique to North 3Di sails. These sails require specialist repair techniques and materials but having said that they are not often in the repair loft due to the lack of film in the sails!
However when they do need service why would you buy a state of the art car and then take it to your local garage for repairs? The simple answer is that you wouldn't do it obviously and you should not do it with your state of the art North Sails either!
There is no other sail loft in Ireland qualified to repair 3Di sails so you should take care to make sure you always use the North Sails Service Team to look after your sails. North Sails also often use custom unique to North sail fittings so to be certain your sails are in the very best condition after any service work you really need to be calling us for help.
Paul Keal has been a key part of the North Sails Service Team since 2012. He is a very experienced sailmaker having served his time with North Sails in England looking after the spinnaker department and working on One Design and Maxi boat sails during his time there. Paul has been sail making for almost thirty years on and off in Europe and the States and if he keeps going he will soon be catching me up! Paul like Richard is a very good sailor and that helps him to fully understand the needs of the clients when working on their sails.
You know when you put your sails in for service here at North Sails they are in very safe hands with years of knowledge.
Also, do not forget that as mentioned at the top of the page Richard and his team can make anything in almost any fabric. Marine upholstery, covers, spray hoods, dodgers and winter covers also a speciality.
We also offer a sail washing service in partnership with Tip Top Laundry in the south coast of England. When it comes to sails, covers and anything at all to do with the engine above the deck you are in great hands.
For any sail service or cover requirements please do not hesitate to contact any of the North Sails Team.
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