We offer all types of training. Select the type that suits you.

  • Books & Media

    On paper or on your device, in words, graphics, animations, and video. You can take it all with you and study the topic of your choice at your own pace. Visit our online store.

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  • Clinics

    Join us at any of our clinic locations or have us come to your club or fleet. North U Clinics feature a combination of shoreside seminars and on the water training. We’ve developed training techniques that make the best use of your time. These on the water programs are great fun, and as a bonus, you’ll be a better sailor.

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  • On Demand

    North U On-Demand programs allow you to study on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can view and review the programs as often as you like for a full year or more.

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  • On the Water

    North U offers two types of clinics: Either you come to us, or we come to you. All our clinics feature a combination of shore-side training and on the water instruction, often with a coach on board. Over the last few decades, we’ve developed a clinic curriculum to suit every type of boat and conditions so we make the most of your clinic time. Check our schedule of upcoming events, or get info on setting up a clinic where we come to you.

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  • Seminars

    North U Seminars provide classroom training with a roster of top instructors, the latest in interactive multimedia training. Check our schedule of upcoming full and evening seminars, or get info on how to bring a North U seminar for your club, fleet, or association.

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  • Weather Courses

    Marine Weather University is a North U partner offering the complete training in Marine Weather.
    Programs include basics of understanding weather, wind, and weather systems to advanced programs to help cruisers with passage planning and to help racers with strategic positioning.
    Special programs also focus on how to predict and avoid severe weather events. Build your weather savvy and sail better, safer, faster, and more comfortably at Marine Weather University.
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  • Get the App

    Driven by the North Sails Design Suite, the Simulator lets you explore proper trim with the full range of sail controls.  Matched to specific boat designs, the Simulator includes control over main and jib trim and controls as well as the helm, and allows you to set the wind speed and vary the sea state to explore how optimum trim changes with conditions.

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  • On-board Training

    Every racing team has untapped potential just waiting to be realized, and there’s no faster way to tap into it than with North U On-board Training. We can help you improve every facet of your racing, including rig tuning, boat-handling. upwind sail trim, spinnaker handling. helming, tactics, and more!

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