Geoff Moore has been passionate about sailboats all his life. His sailing experience and passion for the science of sailing covers an impressive breadth of world travel, and many diverse boat types. From Sunfish to 12 Metres, VXone’s to Beneteau’s, there are few classes of boats that Geoff has not dabbled in. Geoff is a 1983 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Political Science BA. He lives and works in Toronto, and has been a Sail Expert for North Sails since November of 2000.
Among his long list of wins Geoff holds various continental and world sailing titles. He has been successful in such smaller one-design classes as Albacores, Interclub Dinghies, Ideal 18, JY15, J/22s, J/30’s, J/35,s, J/111, J/70s, J/80s, Lasers, Melges 20,24, & 32, Mum 30, Sonar’s, Snipe’s, Star’s, Sharks, Shield’s,Sunfish, IOD’s, and VXones, But most people know Geoff as making his mark in the J/24 class . Among many local and regional J/24 wins Geoff has two North American, and two Midwinter, titles. In 2018 Geoff won the Shark 24 World Championship in Kingston. In 2019 Geoff won the VXone, and Ideal 18 RCYC club championships
Since joining North Sails in 2002 Geoff has spent more of his time aboard larger boats. He is well known on Lake Ontario as an expert sailor and races as much as he can with clients. Geoff has helped win the Mumm 30 North American Championship and achieved second in the 2004 Worlds. In the Fall of 2002 Geoff narrowly missed winning the extremely competitive Farr 40 World title held in Nassau, 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. Geoff has competed in the Newport to Bermuda race multiple times as well as, the “Mac” races, Lake Ontario 300, and one very long and stormy race from Ft Lauderdale to Montego Bay, Jamaica, The Pineapple Cup.
Three times Geoff has sailed aboard a winning Canada’s Cup effort. He was a winning team member during two Knickerbocker match race trophies. In 2009 Geoff helped a Canadian client win the C&C 115 North American championship. He has also helped another Torontonian win the Beneteau 36.7 North American title three times. In 2009 Geoff sailed with the RCYC’s team at the New York Yacht Club World Invitational Regatta to a second place finish. During the 2010 season Geoff trimmed main to a second place finish at the 8 Metre North American’s aboard the antique 8 Metre, Bangalore. In 2017 Geoff traveled with Bangalore and a team of RCYC members to Norway for a second place finish at the Sira Cup. From Norway he then flew to Helsinki Finland where he met up with another Canadian team to win the Beneteau 36.7 World Cup.
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. Geoff’s technical abilities and his understanding of how boats function have benefitted many sailors. He has a friendly inquisitive character which makes him an excellent teacher. During the winter months when Geoff is not teaching skiing he often gives talks to yacht club audiences, and teaches North U tactics, and sail trim courses.