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.


How Will You Build Your Skills? Race & Learn with North U

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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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  • St. Thomas, USVI January 30-February 3

    Please come to St. Thomas!
    The message from the Sailing Center and resorts is consistent:  “The storms are gone. The lasting damage would be if people don’t visit. We can’t wait to welcome you.  Please come to St. Thomas.”

    Join us for the North U Mid-Winter Racing Clinic at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands in early February. The clinic starts with a welcome party on a Wednesday evening, January 31st and runs through Sunday, the 4th. 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.

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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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