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'North Sails Ireland Were With Us All The Way'

7th July 2021
Speed wobble on Dublin Bay!  'Final Call' flying her A GRADE Superkote Spinnaker and 3Di RAW Mainsail
Speed wobble on Dublin Bay! 'Final Call' flying her A GRADE Superkote Spinnaker and 3Di RAW Mainsail Credit: Eoin OhEochaidh

Amazing - how did ALL these events (listed below alphabetically!) all fit in Dublin Bay last weekend?

  • Beneteau First 31.7 National Championships
  • Beneteau First 21.7 national Championships
  • Dragon East Coast Championships
  • RS Aero National Championships
  • Ruffian National Championships
  • DBSC Saturday Series
  • ISORA Offshore Series

Hats off to all the sailors, race management, clubs and shore teams. It is awesome to see a packed Dublin Bay.

North Sails powered the following winners and stacked the podiums. Huge congratulations to you all.

Beneteau First 31.7 Nationals

1st overall: "Final Call" - John Minnis - Royal Ulster YC - helmed by Gareth Flanigan

"Final Call" flew her 100% North Sails inventory including her 3Di RAW mainsail, heavy no. 1 genoa, No. 3 jib & A GRADE Contender Superlite / Superkote spinnakers to win every race.

Speaking after the event, John Minnis said, "we couldn't be happier with North Sails. Sail design, manufacture, delivery, boat set-up and after sales service - Nigel and the North Sails Ireland team were with us all the way."

"Final Call" flew her 100% North Sails inventory to win every race"Final Call" flew her 100% North Sails inventory to win every race Photo: Afloat

Beneteau First 21.7 Nationals

1st overall: "Yikes" - Peter Carroll, Barry McDonald and Eddie Kilbane

"Yikes" flew her 100% North Sails inventory - NPL Xi Carbon mainsail, NPL Xi Aramid large jib and NPC Norlon spinnaker.

Speaking after the event, helmsman Joe Smyth said, "Since 2019, we worked with Prof in North Sails Ireland on our sail inventory and have received really solid advice and service all the way"

"Yikes" flying her North Sails NPL Xi Carbon mainsil & North Sails NPL Aramid large jib"Yikes" flying her North Sails NPL Xi Carbon mainsil & North Sails NPL Aramid large jib Photo: Afloat

2nd: "Capilano" - John Downey - 100% North Sails

3rd:"Chinook" - Andrew Bradley - 100% North Sails

Dragon East Coast Championships

1st Overall - "Little Fella" - Cameron Good, Henry Kingston, Matthias Helstern - 100% North Sails

'Little Fella' flying her North Sails Polykote LM-2 Mainsail and Dynakote BR-9-1P Spi'Little Fella' flying her North Sails Polykote LM-2 Mainsail and Dynakote BR-9-1P Spi Photo: Afloat

3rd: Scarlet Ribbons - Tomas O'Brien - 100% North Sails

RS Aero National Championships

Even though the 'Aero" class is all North Sails, it was wonderful to see my buddy Andrew "Hammy" Baker winning the first-ever nationals on Dublin Bay last weekend.

The Aero sails are radial cut manufactured in North Sails patented "Radian" fabric.

Hammy Baker winning the RS Aero Nationals flying his North Sails Radian sail Photo: AfloatHammy Baker winning the RS Aero Nationals flying his North Sails Radian sail Photo: Afloat

Ruffian 23 National Championships

We were delighted to see Stephen Gill and his team fly their North Sails mainsail to finish 2nd in the Ruffian Nationals last weekend.

'Shannagh' flying her North Sails Contender Polykote mainsail'Shannagh' flying her North Sails Contender Polykote mainsail Photo: Afloat

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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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