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North Sails Service Team Attend Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta

11th July 2019
North Sails Service Team Attend Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta

North Sails Ireland service crew will be on hand in force for the VDLR regatta 2019. Since way back in 2004 North Sails Service Team have been on hand at every major Irish regatta to keep our clients and any other competitors on the water racing wherever possible writes loft manager Nigel Young.

In the last 19 years of service, we have only missed repairing one or possibly two sails overnight which is a record we are very proud of. We are not fussy however our first priority is always North Sails clients but over the years we have repaired hundreds of non-North Sails in an attempt to keep the show on the road.

Our dedication to this cause is mainly down to one man, Richard Marshall. He has a personal record to keep intact and this year will be no different.

Two years ago we were the only sail service on site at the VDLR regatta and we looked after everyone. My North Sails Ireland colleague Shane Hughes and I worked late into the night to look after every team possible with Maurice (Prof) O'Connell looking after the sail collection and delivery after sailing.. Its a challenge we are delighted to pick up and 2019 will be no different.

A small tear or a major blow out? Give us a call and we will move heaven and earth to keep you sailing and your sails in one piece.

This year the full squad are on site so please call any of us or meet us at the top of the marina ramp next to the North Sails box after sailing and we will take good care of you.

Enjoy the regatta and you know where to find us if you are in need.

Sail Fast!

Nigel Young

Published in North Sails Ireland

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Shane Hughes

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Maurice O’Connell

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Richard Marshall

Service Manager
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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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