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North Sails Ireland 2020 Victory List is Here!

19th November 2020
Light air sail set-up session on the Beneteau 31.7 After you Too on Dublin Bay in July 2020 Light air sail set-up session on the Beneteau 31.7 After you Too on Dublin Bay in July 2020

Greeting sailors from North Sails Ireland. It's too early to say "seasons greetings" but we're not far off it!

Much has been written about 2020 to date. So let's add to it by reflecting on and acknowledging the wonderful achievements of our customers in this, the strangest of sailing years.

Our fantastic clients flew a huge range of North Sails products this year to power themselves to victory. At the top of each class, inshore, offshore and one-design, we saw winners flying everything from 3DI RAW to cross-cut NPC NorDac (North Dacron), from Helix cabless load-sharing Code Zero's and flying jib tops to little Norlon (North Nylon) symmetrics, on boats ranging from Water Wag dinghies to the largest Cruisers 0 IRC offshore race boats - and almost everything in between.

DBSC winner 'White Mischief' flying her 3Di Main and Code 1 Jib Photo: Maurice O'Connell/North SailsDBSC winner 'White Mischief' flying her 3Di Main and Code 1 Jib Photo: Maurice O'Connell/North Sails

What was especially gratifying was the podium performances of many of our customers who were flying North Sails products that were many seasons old - a sure testament to the longevity, durability and true long-term value that North Sails delivers.

It was a big move for us organisationally too, with my colleague Shane Hughes taking over the NS Ireland service operation. Shane started with NS in 1998 and is a vastly experienced sailmaker, as well as being a top sailor too. It is fair to say that his new loft in Wicklow has been a "game-changer".

Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell setting up the 3Di's onboard Mustang 30 'Peridot'Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell of North Sails Ireland setting up the 3Di's onboard Mustang 30 'Peridot'

Nigel, Shane and I have been on the water all over the country in our short season, supporting our clients. When you need us, we are here and we love to talk boats! So do pick up the phone for a chat or email us anytime to see how we can help make you go FASTer for LONGER.

Please click on the link below to see our 2020 Victory List and HUGE congratulations to all sailors for your efforts this year around the country.

2020 North Sails Ireland Victory List here

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LOFT INFO

Cork

Cois Chuain
O'Regan's Field
Myrtleville, Cork P43 V997
 353 0212061769

SPECIALITIES

Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage, Sail Washing

HOURS

Weekdays

09:00 – 17:30

Wicklow

The Boatyard
Sea Road, Newcastle Wicklow
Leinster A63DT26 Ireland
0838103539

SPECIALITIES

Certified Service, Sail Repair

Hours

Weekdays

08:30 – 17:30

NORTH SAILS EXPERTS

Nigel Young

Loft Manager, One Design Expert
[email protected]

Shane Hughes

One Design Expert, Sales Person
[email protected]

Maurice O’Connell

One Design Expert, Sales Person
[email protected]

Maurice O'Connell

About The Author

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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