Meet Our Board of Directors

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 media.  In addition, Bill is a collaborator in the creation of the Rules and Match Racing programs and materials.

Bill’s racing experience covers the spectrum, including everything from dinghies to Maxies, ponds to oceans, and foredeck to helm. He has finished in the money Key West Race Week, the SORC, Block Island Race Week, Chicago NOOD, Annapolis to Newport; Chicago to Mackinac, the Annapolis Fall Series, NYYC Race Week, and Queen’s Cup. Bill raced collegiately for Yale and was founder of the Chicago Sailing Club.

Bill’s cruising grounds range from the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest to the Caribbean and include the Great Lakes and Eastern Seaboard. “The joy of cruising is also its challenge. You get to do and try everything. The learning never stops!”

Bill has been teaching sailing and racing for over forty years. Graduates of his seminars number in the thousands. They are winning races in racing fleets and cruising with confidence the world over.


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