WCC announce a new partnership with North Sails

26 May 2020

World Cruising Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading sailmakers North Sails who join over 20 marine companies dedicated to helping rally participants prepare for their cruising adventures as part of the Corporate Membership programme. The aim of the partnership is to inspire sailors around the world to embark on a cruising adventure, using North Sails experts and resources to guide the way. North Sails is excited to provide the bluewater cruising community with access to its 110 sail and service lofts around the world and support to help advise them at every step of their journey. 

With over six decades of experience, North Sails is the industry leader in sailmaking and service. Reliable equipment is paramount for cruising safely. North Sails can provide that comfort to cruising customers, who know their experts are never more than a satellite call, cell phone call, or email away. 

This partnership comes at an exciting time, as North Sails has fast-tracked its development for an expansion of key cruising products. These are strictly for sailors who want to look at and trim beautiful, modern, and incredibly durable cruising sails. In a typical year over 1.5 million ocean miles will be sailed by boats in World Cruising Club’s rallies, so having the right sails is vital for successful ocean voyages.

North Sails is extremely proud of their cruising products, and we make more cruising sails than anyone in the world.” Said North Sails President, Ken Read, “We have always been a part of the cruising community and we are committed to serving our cruising customers in the same capacity we support racers. I, personally, am looking forward to local racing, yacht club cruises, and day sailing this summer.” 

World Cruising Club Managing Director, Andrew Bishop says, “Welcoming North Sails as our preferred sailmaking partner for World Cruising Club rallies will benefit cruising sailors on their journeys across the Atlantic and around the world. Our partnership means the experienced North Sails team will be on hand to provide reliable advice about the selection, care and maintenance of sails for long-distance cruising at our forums and seminars supporting our participants, as well as delivering a long-lasting, quality product to help our participants achieve their sailing dreams with our rallies.

Partnering with World Cruising Club is just one of the ways that North Sails is supporting its customers in new and innovative ways. An exciting product announcement for the cruising market is on the horizon and to be one of the first to hear about it, sign up to receive updates. In addition, North Sails' webinar series are a brilliant resource for those planning a voyage, with their dedicated 'Let's Go Cruising' seminar taking place on 26th May, and available afterwards on the North Sails YouTube Channel.