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North Sails Feature The Women of the Vendée Globe Race

4th November 2020
A record of six women is included on the 33 skipper roster for the Vendée Globe 2020 A record of six women is included on the 33 skipper roster for the Vendée Globe 2020

This year's Vendee Globe is going to be a fascinating race to follow. North Sails have been working with the IMOCA Class for many years now and all of the hard work and effort is paying dividends with seventeen of the boats being 100% North Sails and another eight boats with one or more North Sails in the inventory.

It all started back in 2001 when Bruno Dubois the manager of North Sails France worked on the sails with Dame Ellen MacArthur and her IMOCA 60 Kingfisher, in that race North Sails only had one or two boats using our products.

Great to see the 3Di product dominating the class and amazing to think that most of the North Clients in the race are using our top tier race product 3Di RAW looking for the fastest lap of the planet.

This is the same 3Di RAW product that has become so popular in the Irish Race market and has dominated the results in Ireland for many years now.

Episode 5 - The Women of the Vendée Globe

A record of six women is included on the 33 skipper roster for the Vendée Globe 2020. This is historic, considering only seven women have participated, and six have ever completed the race since its inception in 1989. This trend is a reflection of what we’re seeing elsewhere in sailing, as more women take on leadership positions and compete at the highest level of the sport.

See Episode Five in the North Sails Vendee Globe Series below.

Not long to wait for the start.....

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