Success of previous Performance Seminars propels North Sails to renew their commitment to the event and to supporting skippers and their crews
Newport RI, (September 16, 2021)–The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) is pleased to welcome North Sails in their return as the Official Performance Partner for the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race. The renewed partnership will include running North’s enormously informative and popular Performance Seminars, focused on weather, navigation, sail selection, and performance optimization.
As Performance Partner, North Sails will host two race-prep seminars in which navigation and weather experts join the North Sails team, and race veterans, to discuss sail choices and weather routing for the race. The seminars will be held online and their dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
“While sail design continues to accelerate at a rapid pace, it is great to have North Sails committed to helping racers prepare and optimize their usage of offshore sail inventories through this sponsorship and their seminars,” said Somers Kempe, BROC chairman.
Remarking on the strong momentum of 70 registrations so far this year, North Sails President Ken Read said, “The idea of a pre-race support system for the skippers and their crews is the foundation of our Performance Seminars. We’re looking forward to taking questions and exploring answers through the webinars to help competitors optimize their race programs as efficiently and practically as possible.”
North Sails prides itself on having the best sail solutions and accessible expertise for boats across the spectrum. The world’s leading sailmaker has a vast network of over 100 sales and service sites globally.
Newport Bermuda Race always draws an international fleet of yachts of all sizes and will start off the historic coastline of Newport, R.I., on June 17, 2022. BROC welcomes North Sails with its long history of powering a range of impressive boats—many to podium finishes.
“The Newport Bermuda Race is a classic race on par with the likes of the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and Transpac.” said Read. “The East Coast can serve up challenging weather conditions in mid-June. With a combination of 3Di and Helix Structured Luff, North offers a smaller sail inventory that can carry you through a wide variety of conditions; a game-changer during distance racing. Our philosophy is simple—provide the fleet with high performance reliably to make the race enjoyable for participants at all levels.”
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Photo: Boats in the 2018 Bermuda Race fleet, much of it powered by North Sails, gets underway from Newport. Daniel Forster/PPL photo