North Sails offers free seminar on offshore sailing

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SAN DIEGO (LOG NEWS SERVICE)—Preplanning, according to the experts, is a must for anyone heading out into open waters. And especially when racing offshore sailors have to be prepared for anything and everything. What you have done to be prepared, they say, is what would be essential to the success of your voyage and the safety of those onboard.

To help in your planning North Sails is offering an Offshore Performance Seminar, a free seminar on what the experts do to prepare for an offshore adventure.

The seminar, conducted by two well-known experts in offshore sailing, will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at North Sails’ San Diego loft, 4630 Santa Fe Street.

North Sails expert and two-time Volvo Ocean Race Skipper Charlie Enright will be hosting the Offshore Performance Seminar alongside Southern Californian local Peter Isler, who holds an armory of offshore racing records and America’s Cup victories.

Topics covered at the seminar include; Sail Selection, Weather & Routing, Squall Management, Watch Systems, Food and Gear, Safety, Maneuvers and Communication.

Sailors planning to attend the seminar should fill out and submit the reservation application on the North Sails website, which is www.northsails.com/sailing/en/loft-news/offshore-performance-with-the-experts.

North Sails was founded by Lowell North on Shelter Island in San Diego in 1957. Today, with its headquarters in Milford, Connecticut, North Sails is an international sailmaker with operations in 29 countries. The company designs, engineers and manufactures sails for racing and cruising sailboats from 8 feet to more than 200 feet in length.

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