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Prof O'Connell of North Sails Ireland to Host Melges 24 'Downwind Speed' Webinar with World Champion Federico Michetti

10th May 2020
Ireland's "Embarr" with Prof O'Connell on spinnaker trim at US national Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Ireland's "Embarr" with Prof O'Connell on spinnaker trim at US national Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

I am honoured to host a North Sails Ireland 'downwind speed' webinar on Monday, May 11th at 8 pm (9 pm CET) with Five-time Melges 24 World Champion Federico Michetti. 

We will be discussing:-

  • Displacement (non-planing) sailing
  • Transitioning to "Bow Up" planing
  • Gybing techniques and when to use them
  • Sail selection for the different conditions

Joining us from Genoa will be my friend and colleague Giulio Desiderato from Norths Sails Italy.

Prof trimming kite on Embarr training dayIreland's Embarr" with Prof O'Connell on spi-trim training in waves off Miami Beach

Frederici MichettiFrederico Michetti

So if you are interested in what makes modern asymmetric keelboats go FAST, then be sure to join us by registering here

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O'Regan's Field
Myrtleville, Cork P43 V997
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Maurice O'Connell

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Maurice O'Connell

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Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell is a partner in North Sails Ireland. He is also a professional sailor, sailing & life/business coach and sailing media analyst/commentator.

In 2018 he again won his class in the Round Ireland Race and in 2019 finished 2nd in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race - 10 years after he won it!

Also in 2019, he was providing expert commentary and analysis in studio for the SSL Star Europeans in Garda, Italy and SSL finals in Nassau.

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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