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About North U

A LITTLE ABOUT US Want to know more about North U? You landed on the right spot! ABOUT NORTH U North U is the training division of North Sails. We’ve been building the world’s best sails since 1957 and we’ve been providing the world’s best seminars and instruction since 1980. We know there's not just one... Read More »

On-Board Coaching

ACCELERATE YOUR LEARNING PRIVATE ON-BOARD COACHING INQUIRE TODAY! You can spend a lifetime learning to be a better sailor. Accelerate the process with North U. Stop Guessing. Racing presents a vast array of questions. We answer all your questions. Every racing team has untapped potential just waiting to be realized, and there's no faster way... Read More »

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Turning Sailors into Racers And racers into winners LIVE WEBINARS View NorthU live webinars that help develop skills indcluding tactics, Cruising & Seamanship, and more. Learn More ON DEMAND View NorthU live webinars that help develop skills indcluding tactics, Cruising & Seamanship, and more. Learn More BOOKS & MEDIA View NorthU live webinars that help... Read More »

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FEATURED PRODUCT Tactics Webinarwith Bill Gladstone It takes more than great boat speed to win races. You need strong tactics and great boat speed. At a North U Tactics Webinar you’ll learn the essentials of Racing Strategy, Tactics, and Rules. REGISTER NOW FEATURED WEBINAR Sail Trim Webinar with Bill Gladstone Speed wins races. The difference between mid-fleet... Read More »

How to Host a Program

How to Host a Program Learn more about hosting programs INQUIRE TODAY! Host a North U program for your Club or Fleet North U In-Person Seminars or Online Webinars are the best programs to engage your sailors and racers during the off-season. Choose either a full day or evening program. We offer both single session... Read More »

Fall Racing Clinic

September 22-24, 2017 Hosted by National One Design Sailing Academy Oakville, Ontario National One Design Sailing Academy is hosting a North U “Fall Training” clinic in Oakville, September 22-24, 2017. The clinic will provide racing training aboard the Academy’s fleet of 10 Flying Tiger 7.5s. Enrollment is limited to 50 sailors. A team of 7... Read More »

St. Thomas Clinics

Racing Clinics January 31-February 4, 2018 February 28-March 4, 2018 / St. Thomas St Thomas Yacht Club and the St Thomas Sailing Center are hosting two North U Mid-Winter Clinics in St. Thomas USVI: January 31 - February 4, and February 28 - March 4. © Bill Gladstone The clinics will provide racing training aboard... Read More »

Match Racing Clinics

MATCH RACING CLINICS As part of a world wide promotion of match racing, North U is organizing a series of Clinics and Clinegattas (a clinic followed by a regatta with coaching) which are intended to introduce racing sailors to the thrills, skills and techniques of match racing. Clinic Curriculum The Match Racing Clinic Curriculum was... Read More »

Instructors

WHO WE ARE More than just champion sailors; great sailors with years of teaching experience. Director Bill Gladstone Bill is the Director of North U and author of the North U Racing Trim, North U Racing Tactics, and North U Cruising and Seamanship books and discs.  In addition, Bill is a collaborator in the creation... Read More »

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  • Performance Racing Clinic – AYC

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    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of 50 starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! AYC Members Save 10% off the regular clinic fee. You save even more if you bring your own boat and/ or crew (skipper + 3 crew). Do not sit on your hands. Just 3 spots remain.
    – COVID Vaccine Required –

  • St Thomas USVI – ASA – Feb

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. ASA Members Save $159 or Sign up as a crew of 4 and save $259/person Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Sold Out If you would like to be put on the wait list email: Bill@NorthU.com Subject: St Thomas February Waitlist Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session (Do not sit on your hands: March is nearly full. You can Waitlist for February and Sign Up for March. If Feb opens up we can switch you.) North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI – ASA – March

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. ASA Members Save $159 or Sign up as a crew of 4 and save $259/person Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session (scroll down...) Click here to Sign Up for FEBRUARY Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

Clinics(3)

  • Performance Racing Clinic

    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! Do not sit on your hands. Just a few spots remain. - COVID Vaccine Required -

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022, Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Full We're starting a Wait List in case anyone drops out. email: Bill@NorthU.com subject: "St Thomas Wait List" to be put on the list. Or Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration Your Deposit (or Payment in Full) is fully refundable through November 30. COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED

Event(3)

  • Performance Racing Clinic

    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! Do not sit on your hands. Just a few spots remain. - COVID Vaccine Required -

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022, Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Full We're starting a Wait List in case anyone drops out. email: Bill@NorthU.com subject: "St Thomas Wait List" to be put on the list. Or Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration Your Deposit (or Payment in Full) is fully refundable through November 30. COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED

On the Water(3)

  • Performance Racing Clinic

    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! Do not sit on your hands. Just a few spots remain. - COVID Vaccine Required -

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022, Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Full We're starting a Wait List in case anyone drops out. email: Bill@NorthU.com subject: "St Thomas Wait List" to be put on the list. Or Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration Your Deposit (or Payment in Full) is fully refundable through November 30. COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED

Performance Racing(1)

  • Performance Racing Clinic

    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! Do not sit on your hands. Just a few spots remain. - COVID Vaccine Required -

Topics(3)

  • Performance Racing Clinic

    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! Do not sit on your hands. Just a few spots remain. - COVID Vaccine Required -

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022, Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Full We're starting a Wait List in case anyone drops out. email: Bill@NorthU.com subject: "St Thomas Wait List" to be put on the list. Or Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration Your Deposit (or Payment in Full) is fully refundable through November 30. COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED

Types(3)

  • Performance Racing Clinic

    Performance Racing Clinic!
    April 4-8, 2022
    Lake Travis, Austin YC, Austin TX
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic offers five days to develop and hone your racing skills with a combination of onboard coaching, seminars and video review. The clinic concludes with a championship regatta.
    North U's Performance Racing Clinic includes over 27 hours of sailing, and upwards of fifty (yes, 50) starts. You'll have a coach on board, and you'll be sailing a J80 - a modern, lively, responsive boat that's truly a pleasure to sail. Sign up individually, or as a team; but don't miss it! Do not sit on your hands. Just a few spots remain. - COVID Vaccine Required -

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022, Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Full We're starting a Wait List in case anyone drops out. email: Bill@NorthU.com subject: "St Thomas Wait List" to be put on the list. Or Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration Your Deposit (or Payment in Full) is fully refundable through November 30. COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED

Racing(2)

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022, Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. with a coach on board helping you master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Sign Up From This Page for MARCH Session Click here to Sign Up the FEBRUARY for Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration COVID Vaccination REQUIRED

  • St Thomas USVI

    The North U Performance Racing Clinics February 2–6 and March 2–6, 2022 Join us for our 6th season of North U Performance Racing Clinics at the St. Thomas Sailing Center in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Two sessions will be offered: February 2–6 and March 2-6, 2022. Each clinic starts on a Wednesday and runs through Sunday. You'll enjoy 5 days of racing instruction including a combination of on-the-water training and races, shoreside seminars and video review. With a coach on board, you'll master all facets of racing trim, helming, spinnaker handling, and tactics utilizing a fleet of matched IC-24s. Alas, the FEBRUARY Session is Full We're starting a Wait List in case anyone drops out. email: Bill@NorthU.com subject: "St Thomas Wait List" to be put on the list. Or Click here to Sign Up for the MARCH Session North U Risk Free Pre-Registration Your Deposit (or Payment in Full) is fully refundable through November 30. COVID Vaccination is REQUIRED

Books & Media(1)

  • Match Racing Playbook

    The Match Racing Playbook (70 pgs) distills the wisdom and insights of one of the world's foremost match racers and match racing coaches. Dave Perry, 2x Congressional Cup Champion, 3x US National Match Racing Champion, America's Cup and Olympic Match Racing Coach, has compiled the most complete and coherent guide to match racing tactics ever published.

    USD$20.00

Match Racing(1)

  • Match Racing Playbook

    The Match Racing Playbook (70 pgs) distills the wisdom and insights of one of the world's foremost match racers and match racing coaches. Dave Perry, 2x Congressional Cup Champion, 3x US National Match Racing Champion, America's Cup and Olympic Match Racing Coach, has compiled the most complete and coherent guide to match racing tactics ever published.

    USD$20.00

Instructors(3)

  • Peter Coleman

    Head Sailing Coach at Sacred Heart University, former Director of Offshore Sailing at the US Naval Academy, and veteran racer and cruiser, Peter has been teaching sailing and coaching racing for decades. His particular gift as a coach is teaching not just “what to do” but also how to figure it out on your own... Read More »

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  • Jon Rogers

    Jon is a great crew-among the very best crew in the world. He's won World, National, North American and European Championships in J24s, J22s, Snipes and Thistles. Top skippers seek him out not just his championship sailing skills. Jon's coaching, training, team building and observational skills set him apart.

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  • Tom Babel

    Tom Babel is a professional sailor with over forty years of sailboat racing, sail making and coaching experience. He grew up sailing in Traverse City, MI where he still lives.

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