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North Sails Powers "BLAST" - the Latest Cape 31

16th August 2022
Cape 31
Cape 31 "BLAST " flew her North Sails NPL Xi upwind training sails and her North Sails NPC Norlon 75 training kite

Tis all happening here in North Sails Ireland!

We had our first outing on the new Cape 31 "BLAST" here in Dublin Bay.

This is the second Cape 31 in Ireland to be kitted out in a full North Sails inventory.

"BLAST " flew her North Sails NPL Xi upwind training sails and her North Sails NPC Norlon 75 training kite complete with "Blast" logo applied in ink by our North Sails graphics division.

Fresh out of the bag, the flawless geometry and designs were absolutely perfect, which is a credit as always to our colleagues in our Design group, Dave Lenz and Cameron McCormick and our tireless colleagues in our manufacturing group.

Cape 31 "BLAST " flew her North Sails NPL Xi upwind training sailsCape 31 "BLAST " flew her North Sails NPL Xi upwind training sails

On our first "turn" downwind, we hit 11 knots boatspeed in only about 11 knots true windspeed.

Keep an eye out for this North Sails-powered rocketship BLASTing around Dublin Bay over the next few weeks.

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LOFT INFO

Cork

Cois Chuain
O'Regan's Field
Myrtleville, Cork P43 V997
 353 0212061769

SPECIALITIES

Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage, Sail Washing

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09:00 – 17:30

Wicklow

The Boatyard
Sea Road, Newcastle Wicklow
Leinster A63DT26 Ireland
0838103539

SPECIALITIES

Certified Service, Sail Repair

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NORTH SAILS EXPERTS

Nigel Young

Loft Manager, One Design Expert
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Shane Hughes

One Design Expert, Sales Person
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Maurice O’Connell

One Design Expert, Sales Person
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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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North Sails Ireland is operated by Loft Manager and One Design Expert Nigel Young at his Cork Harbour base at Myrtleville. The company specialities include Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage and Sail Washing. Working with Nigel are Maurice O'Connell, Shane Hughes and Richard Marshall.

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