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North Sails Reports 'Stunning Weekend of Successes' on Both Sides of Irish Sea

27th August 2019
Crazy Horse Flying her 2015 3DL Mainsail and 2014 S2 Spinnaker winning the 2019 B31.7 Nationals Crazy Horse Flying her 2015 3DL Mainsail and 2014 S2 Spinnaker winning the 2019 B31.7 Nationals Photo: Photo: Afloat

WOW! What an amazing weekend for our fantastic clients. Inshore, offshore and one-design - well done, congratulations and Thank you for your brilliant sailing writes Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland. Where to start? Here goes...

Beneteau 31.7 Nationals

Following "Camira's" victory in last year's Nationals flying North Sails, Frank Heath & Ivan Schuster on "Crazy Horse" dominated the event this year. In Ivan's words after racing on Saturday, "there would have been something wrong if we didn't do well today given how fast we were going!" and two of her three sails that she flew were over four years old.

"Crazy Horse" flew her 2015 3DL mainsail, her 2014 S2 spi and her new 3Di No. 1 genoa for the event.


1st "Crazy Horse" Frank Heath & Ivan Schuster NORTH Sails


Frank Whelan's team on his Grand Soleil 44 "Eleuthera" flew their North Sails 3Di Code 2 jib to win the Dun Laoghaire to Greystones ISORA race on Saturday, with Chris Power-Smith's J122 "Aurelia" taking 2nd overall. "Aurelia" nailed the start, flying her 2018 3Di Endurance Offshore Mainsail and 2012 3DL Code 3 jib as captured by's David O'Brien below

Aurelia 6001Aurelia flying her 2012 3DL Code 3 Jib and 2018 3Di Mainsail

Overall Results

1. "Eleuthera" Grand Soleil 44 Frank Whelan NORTH SAILS *
2. "Aurelia" J122 Chris Power-Smith NORTH SAILS

ISORA - Pwllheli Night Race

Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox's J109 "Mojito", flying her 100% North Sails inventory won this short race by a massive 10min on corrected time. Well done guys!

Mojito flying her Superkote A2 Asymmetric spi 3Di MainsailMojito flying her Superkote A2 Asymmetric spi 3Di Mainsail

Mojito flying her Superkote A2 Asymmetric spi & 3Di Mainsail.jpeg

1. "Mojito" J109 Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox

DBSC Dun Laoghaire - Greystones Race

"White Mischief" continued her winning ways, leading from the start and extending away to win by over two minutes - and she was flying her four-year-old 3Di Code 1 jib.

Aboard White Mischief flying her 3Di Main and Code 2 Jib Pic Maurice OConnell North Sails IrelandAboard White Mischief flying her 3Di Main and Code 2 Jib Photo: Maurice OConnell/North Sails Ireland


1. "White Mischief" J109 Tim & Richard Goodbody

Sail FASTer for LONGER

We are delighted to see North-Sails powered boats sailing fast, especially with NS sails up to seven years old! It was also notable that these results were achieved by 100% amateur crews - brilliant stuff.

Seasonal Pricing

We are now into our Autumn special offers, so if it is winning speed, long-term durability and expert advice (what a combination!) that you are looking for, then please do get in touch with us. We'd be delighted to chat through any aspect of your sailing and give you the help that you need.

Best wishes from all of us here at North Sails Ireland.

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Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell is a One Design Expert with North Sails Ireland. He is a Pro Sailor and Coach. Full bio here.

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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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