Race Pack  by Bill Gladstone.

Our most popular gift, the Race Pack includes four items: The Trim book, the Tactics book, the Trim Seminar on USB, and the Tactics Seminar on USB.  The perfect collection for the racing sailor.


North U Tactics Created by Bill Gladstone

You will learn the fundamentals of upwind and downwind strategy and how to predict and take advantage of changing winds and wind shifts, and also how to respond (on that rare occasion…) when you’re unsure of what the wind will do next. You’ll learn (surprising insights on) how to position yourself to take advantage of current, and critical insights on differences in wind shift strategy upwind versus downwind. In addition, you’ll learn starting strategy to get you positioned for consistently competitive starts.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Winter 2020 will feature North U Tactics Seminars throughout North America and North U Clinics in select warm weather locations.

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  • St Thomas USVI

    North U Mid-Winter Racing Clinic
    Wednesday, January 29th through Sunday, February 2nd

    Join us for the 5th annual North U Mid-Winter Racing Clinic at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The clinic starts Wednesday, January 29th and runs through Sunday, February 2nd. You’ll enjoy the experience of having a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, boat handling and tactics utilizing IC-24s. Five days of racing instruction, combining on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review, including a bonus day of sailing for Pre-Training on spinnakers, helming, and upwind trim.

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  • Expedition Hands-On Training

    Expedition Users Seminar

    One day, hands-on Expedition Seminar
    lead by Peter Isler.
    Bring Your Laptop. Learn by doing.
    One day only: Saturday, February 15.
    Geared toward experienced and aspiring Expedition users, Peter Isler will lead a full day program to bring your Expedition skills to the next level.
    The program will include demos by Peter (Bayview Mac, Buoy Racing, Log File Analysis and others…) as well as hands-on exercises.
    Enrollment is limited.

    Presented by North Sails

    North Sails Detroit
    24777 Forterra Dr
    Warren MI  48089

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Check in: 8:30 am     Class: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    If signing up as an Additional Participant, please include name of first person already enrolled under Comments at checkout.

    Registration for this location is now closed.


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  • Performance Race Week 2020

    Offshore Sailing School at Pink Shell Resort, Fort Myers Beach FL
    20th Annual Performance Race Week!

    Performance Race Week XX (Yes – 20!) starts with a welcome party and banquet on Sunday evening, April 19. You’ll spend the next five days developing and honing your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. Saturday, April 25 is devoted to a championship regatta and awards banquet.

    Performance Race Week includes over 33 hours of sailing, and upwards of 60 starts. You’ll have a coach on board, and you’ll be sailing a Colgate 26 – a modern, lively, responsive boat that’s truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don’t miss it!

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Our objective is to help you become a better sailor, faster and easier.

Our coaches and seminar leaders combine outstanding sailing skills with years of teaching experience. In combination with our decades of curriculum development and technical expertise, we are able to offer unmatched training for sailors at every skill level.


Turning Sailors into Racers and Racers into Winners since 1980

Yes, 1980! Let us put our experience to work for you. Contact North U if you want to learn more!

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