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North Sails Ireland De-Camp to Tarbert!

31st May 2019
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Rig tuning on Harmony in Scotland Rig tuning on Harmony in Scotland Photo: Nigel Young

The North Sails Ireland Team moved out of home for a few days last week and set up camp in Tarbert for the 2019 Scottish Series writes Nigel Young.

Maurice O'Connell was helping Andrew Craig and his team on the J109 Chimaera in the RC35 Class.

Shane Hughes was sailing with the Wrights on the recently revamped Half Tonner MATA looking after the rig and the new 3Di sails.

Yours truly was found pulling a few ropes and offering trim and rig advice to Jonny Swan and the team on Harmony.

The series offered up the full mix of sailing conditions and our North Sails clients took home a large chunk of the Silverware!

Congratulations to all the winners across all the classes and also to the organisers of this classic early season event held in an amazing natural sailing arena.

Please check out the link here for a more in-depth look at who did well at the regatta.

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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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