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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 »

2022 Clinic Testimonials

2022 CLINIC TESTIMONIALS The curriculum is well developed and covers just about everything. I especially love the 3 rolling starts. It's a critical part of the program and gives participants practice/experience that makes a difference. The combination of classroom and on-the-water instruction. The classroom portion should not be overlooked - I would have been happy... Read More »

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Turning sailors into racers And racers into winners North U helps accelerate Sailing advancement Let North U help you Cruise with confidence Sailing can be complex We work to provide clarity LIVE WEBINARS View NorthU live webinars that help develop skills including tactics, Cruising & Seamanship, and more. Learn More ON DEMAND View NorthU on-demand... Read More »


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 Seminar, Clinic, or Webinar

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 »


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 »


  • 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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