Meet Our Instructors

Geoff Moore

Geoff Moore is a 1983 graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He lives with his wife Gillian and their three daughters in Toronto. Geoff has been working as a sail consultant for North Sails since November of 2000.  Prior to that Geoff spent ten years running his own sail loft in Newport, Rhode Island. He still enjoys strong ties to Newport and its sailing industry.

Geoff has extensive experience in all aspects of sailing. He holds multiple titles in such small boats as Interclub Dinghies, JY15, J/22s, J/80s, Sonar’s, Snipe’s, Star’s, Shield’s, But most people know Geoff as an accomplished J/24 sailor.  He is the current 2004 Midwinter champion, and has held the North American title twice.

Since joining North Sails Geoff is spending more of his time aboard larger and larger boats.  He is well known on Lake Ontario as a J/35 and J/105 expert.  Geoff has won the Mumm 30 North American Championship as tactician, and finished second in the 2004 Worlds.  In the Fall of 2002 Geoff narrowly missed wining the Farr 40 World Championship in Paradise Island, Bahamas.  In the Spring of 2002 Geoff held the position of watch captain aboard the Farr 60 Carrera during their win of the 900-mile “Miami to Baltimore” race.  He also sailed to a fourth in the 2003 Chicago-Mac race aboard the Farr 40 Morigan. He has also had success with IMS fleets and even modern 12 Meters.

Twice now Geoff has supplied the sails and worked as jib trimmer aboard the Royal Canadian Yacht club’s successful bids to win back and then defend the Canada’s Cup.  He was also a winning team member during the last two season’s Knickerbocker Trophy, a professional match race.

Although Geoff’s passion is sailboat racing, his sail making skills are extensive.  He works with a multitude of North’s cruising clients and is well versed with all the various sail handling systems, and their sail requirements.  Today’s modern cruising boats are becoming more and more sophisticated. Geoff’s technical abilities and his understanding of how boats work is advantageous to both Geoff and his long list of happy clients.

More than anything Geoff enjoys using his passions to introduce new people to sailing.  He has a friendly inquisitive character which makes him an excellent teacher.  During the winter months Geoff often teaches  North U courses.