Rules & Tactics Workbook Created by Rules Expert Dave Perry.

The Rules & Tactics Workbook (2017-2020) includes dozens of rules scenarios covering upwind, downwind, mark rounding and starting situations. A handy primer for Rules & Tactics all the way around the course.


North U TRIM Created by Bill Gladstone

You will learn the fundamentals of upwind performance, plus advanced techniques that balance angle of attack, sail depth and twist in both the main and jib in order to optimize speed and pointing in all conditions. Through animated graphics, photos, and video you will see how the champions do it.


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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Winter 2018 will feature North U Trim Seminars throughout North America and North U Clinics in select warm weather locations.

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  • Regatta Experience

    Train & Race: Leave the Rest to Us
    Helly Hansen St Pete NOOD, February 13-17, 2019
    Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta, Miami, March 5-9,  2019
    Charleston Race Week, April 10-14, 2019

    Your North U Regatta Experience  includes:
    • A Flying Tiger 7.5 with square-top main and masthead asymmetric spinnaker
    • A Two Day Clinic Prior to the Regatta
    • A North U Coach On Board for Both the Clinic & Regatta
    • Regatta Entry Fee
    • A One-Design Start During the Regatta
    • Daily Debriefs
    • Accommodations Packages are Available

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  • J109 NA’s Clinic

    Join us for the J/109 Starting and Leeward Gate Clinic at Larchmont YC on October 10.  The clinic includes info and practice for starting in big fleets and also includes training for successful leeward gate roundings in a crowd. There will be a pre-brief, on the water session with drills and practice races, and a video review.

    $200 through October 5 ($250 thereafter)

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  • St. Thomas, USVI, Jan. 30-Feb. 3

    Join us for the 4th annual North U Mid-Winter Racing Clinic at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The clinic starts with a welcome party on a Wednesday evening, January 30th and runs through Sunday, February 3rd. 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. Four full days of racing instruction, combining on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review.

    Pay in full now or place a deposit today! Balance will be due by Friday, November 16, 2018.

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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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