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North Sails Ireland Congratulate 1720 Southerns Winner, 'Dutch Gold'

4th September 2020
Rob O'Leary and his crew sailing Dutch Gold won the 1720 Southern Championships Rob O'Leary and his crew sailing Dutch Gold won the 1720 Southern Championships

North Sails would like to congratulate Rob O'Leary and his crew sailing Dutch Gold for winning the 1720 AIB Southern areas this past weekend in fine style. Rob is getting a taste for winning with 3Di now and is on a roll at the top of the class.

Dutch Gold was using a North 3Di Mainsail and Large Jib as the key upwind sails for their programme. Hot on his heals this weekend were fellow club mates T-Bone sailed by the Durcan/O'Shea combination.

Dutch Gold was using a North 3Di Mainsail and Large Jib as the key upwind sails

T-Bone was also powered upwind by the same 3Di set up but they were also powered downwind by the North T-6 large spinnaker. Talking to Team T-Bone after the regatta they were delighted with their pace upwind and down for the weekend. No complaints........

 T-Bone was also powered upwind by the same 3Di set up but they were also powered downwind by the North T-6 large spinnakerT-Bone was also powered upwind by the same 3Di set up

This year's Southern's saw a full spread of conditions from 25-knots on Friday down to 5 to 6 knots on the final Sunday. The North 3Di sails handled the spread of conditions well and it's no coincidence that we see these sails taking one and two overall.

A few months ago I wrote a report about the Trickle Down Effect of 3Di. 

It's unusual that the same sail making process can be made to work for International Moths, Sportsboats, America's Cup, Super Yachts and everything in between! 3Di really is an amazing process that is unique to North Sails

If you would like to know more about our 1720 sails please do not hesitate to contact us at North Sails Ireland, contact details below

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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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