Official Performance Partner

North Sails

North Sails is proud to renew its support of the Newport Bermuda Race as the Official Performance Partner for the 2024 edition.

In its capacity as the Performance Partner, North Sails will organize race-prep webinars featuring North Sails Experts, race veterans, and special guests. These sessions will cover a range of topics, including sail choice, inventory optimization, and weather routing for the race. The webinar schedules will be made available online, and registration links will be sent in advance.

“The Newport Bermuda Race has challenged competitors for decades, and we’re thrilled to have North Sails continue its commitment to helping them meet it.  With experienced race advice for new and veteran sailors alike, expert weather analysis, and of course, fast sails tough enough for this venerable race, North Sails helps improve this event for all involved,” said Andrew Kallfelz, Race Chairman.

Remarking on the prominence and staying power of this event, North Sails President Ken Read said, “We are always impressed with the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds this event, and delivering pre-race support for the skippers and their crews is the foundation of our Performance webinars. We’re looking forward to taking questions and exploring opportunities to help competitors optimize their race programs as efficiently and practically as possible.”

North Sails is a pioneering force in sailmaking, boasting an impressive legacy marked by groundbreaking innovations that have revolutionized sailing. Recognized as the preferred sailmaker for prestigious events like the America’s Cup and amongst Grand Prix, Ocean Racing, Olympics, and Superyachts, North Sails offers a comprehensive range of sails underpinned by an unwavering commitment to all sailors. North is the world’s leading sailmaker with a vast network of over 100 sales and service sites globally. 

“The Newport Bermuda Race is a classic race on par with the likes of the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart, and Transpac,” added Read. “The East Coast can serve up challenging weather conditions in mid-June. With a combination of 3Di and Helix Structured Luff, North allows for a reduced sail inventory that can carry you through a wider variety of conditions, a game-changer during distance racing. Our philosophy is simple—provide the fleet with high-performance reliability to make the race enjoyable for participants at all levels.”

2024 North Sails Performance Seminars:




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