North Sails has developed an online Q&A where you can submit questions for North's team of sail designers, sail care specialists, and product & performance consultants. We will change personnel frequently so a "fresh" team of experts can answer questions efficiently and accurately within their respective areas of expertise.

We're standing by ready to answer questions within all aspects of sailmaking for both racing and cruising sailors!
 
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by  Richardhehre
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Mark Baxter, Sail Designer
Mark has been building, repairing and designing sails for 36 years, half of them with North. He has applied his knowledge to a successful America’s Cup defense and a winning Volvo campaign as well as a wide variety of boats from small day sailors to Maxis with a special fondness for the 70-foot Sleds of the West Coast. Based in Long Beach, CA, Mark is currently involved in developing North’s next generation of design systems.
   
   

James Quinby, Sail Care Expert
James Quinby learned how to sail on his father's knee in their handmade Thistle with Egyptian cotton sails. After retiring from the Fire Service in 1994, James started working for North Sails at the 3DL® finishing site in Alameda, CA and was part of the team who opened the Minden, NV facility in the mid 1990s. In 2001, Quinby and his family moved to San Francisco where James became the Sail Care Manager and in his owned words has "enjoyed the opportunity to provide Sail Care for the diverse sailors and sailing craft we have on San Francisco Bay. From Ocean Voyaging Cruisers to elite One Design Racing Classes and everything in between, we are here to help."

 
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Kimo Worthington, Sales Manager, NA
Worthington has been involved with competitive sailing since 1974 and started his career in sailboat project management in 1982 when he worked for the Davidson 46 Pendragon. He has worked with six America's Cup teams as sailing team manager/coach and he has worked on a total of four Volvo Ocean Race teams. He is one of very few marine industry leaders who has worked on both a winning America's Cup team (America3 in 1992) and sailed on a winning Volvo Ocean Race team (EF Language in 1997-98). Worthington is a talented sailor who has participated in many premiere grand prix yachting events including the Transpacific Yacht Race; Admiral's Cup; Kenwood Cup; and Farr 40 and Melges 24 World Championships just to name a few.

In March of 2013, Kimo was named NA Sales Manager of North Sails.