North's Sailing Performance Analysts are working together to improve on-the-water performance for North clients (and non-clients!) North representatives out on the water at local regattas to take photos and video, and conducting post-race debriefs at regattas you may be attending. This service is free and will be available at a number of regattas in 2015. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to keep your performance curve upwardly mobile!

TESTIMONIAL from Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD 2015:

Hey Chuck,

I just wanted to say thanks for all the great video and the BLAST OF FUN you provided by jumping on board GARBO this weekend.

My goal this weekend wasn't to win but instead build up the "legend" of the fun ship GARBO. You, my friend, helped us do both!

Already looking forward to creating more shenanigans next year. Your shots, commentary and beer hold-ups make the thing pretty darn funny.


Jim Sullivan
(GARBO Crew)

TESTIMONIAL from Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD 2015:


I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to give us your insight at Coronado Yacht Club after day one in San Diego. Your comments based on our images were on point. We tested easing Jib rather then main sheet in puffs, helped tremendously and kept the headstay from sagging and the boat pressed forward instead of sideways as you commented. We also sorted out some rig tune issues and moved up to the front for the last 4 races and led the last all the way around and lost a few boats going the wrong way on the last downwind leg. It is nice to have north sails out supporting the viper fleet.

Best Regards,
Geoff Fargo - 174

TESTIMONIAL from Helly Hansen San Diego NOOD 2015:


I wanted to thank you for the awesome footage of the nood regatta. It was fun to watch and very educational. I was sailing on Hasl Free, a J/120.

Thanks again.
Phil Hasl

TESTIMONIAL: Just a note to thank you and Chuck for the J105 speed seminar on Saturday night. We took your advice to heart on Sunday, and I think you'll agree that it was working well - especially in that 3rd race! But for some boat handling and driving issues, we'd have had some very nice scores on Sunday. Overall, though, we're very happy with the knowledge both you and Chuck imparted on team Trio.

Thanks again for the help, and I'd love some more photos of our boat from Sunday, for comparison to Thursday's photos - if you have any.

Jim Uhlir
J/105 - Trio
USA 50259

TESTIMONIAL: We use North Sails on both our J/70 and J/105. On a personal level, after more than 20 years of racing, I can honestly say I’ve never learned more about sail trim and rig set-up than I have with the North Sails Client Services team at various regattas over the past few months. Their on-the-water guidance combined with post-race debriefing, while frequently humbling, is a great benefit to their customers and unique among sailmakers. And, as an organizer of the recent J/70 and J/105 North American Championship regattas in Annapolis, I can confirm that the presence of the NSCS team, including help from Will Keyworth and Dave Scott ahead of each regatta, was an important aspect of making those events as successful as they were. Racers of all abilities flocked to the NSCS table each night to watch the slide shows and get guidance from sailors who are the best in the business. 

Chris Groobey
J/105 - Java
USA 674

J/70 - Jungleland
USA 26

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