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North Sails Series: 'What is Foiling & How Does it Work?'

23rd January 2021
Emirates Team New Zealand powered by North Sails Emirates Team New Zealand powered by North Sails Credit: courtesy North Sails

Greetings and a belated happy new year everybody from the team here at North Sails Ireland.

Sailors all over the world are GLUED to two events right now - the Vendee Globe competitors hammering up from the south Atlantic and the extraordinary events at the America's Cup in Auckland New Zealand. Like all of us, our hearts were in our mouths for a few awful minutes last weekend when we witnessed the shattering capsize on American Magic and the immediate aftermath. They will be back on the water very soon and we wish their team the very best.

Big shout out to West Cork's Revelin Minihane who I saw, on my screen at four or five a.m. last Sunday morning, skillfully skippering American Magic's "chase boat" firstly into a rescue/safety position, then into the towing position to assist the boat in getting upright, then for the long assist in helping the boat stabilise and finally for what must have been a tortuous tow back (with American Magic facing backwards to minimise water ingress) to the dock in Auckland. Maith an fear Rev.

Our Newest Series Answers the Complex Questions Around the 36th America’s Cup

This first one is........"what is foiling and how does it work?"

So, click here and enjoy.............standing by at 3.20 a.m. in Dun Laoghaire, AP flag hoisted at 4.20 pm in Auckland!

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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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